The Empower Innovation Network is a trusted place where entrepreneurs, developers, investors, local communities, and others can connect to work toward a shared vision for a clean economy. Members can directly message each other to build their networks and develop business around hundreds of funding opportunities. Select a tab below to see how each member of our community can benefit from - and give back to - the broader Empower Innovation Network.

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Empower Innovation offers resources for technology innovators seeking programs, funding, and other opportunities to help develop and scale their cleantech ventures.

Relevant groups include:

  • Startups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Universities
  • Research Institutions/Labs

On Empower Innovation, startups and other technology innovators can apply to incubator and accelerator programs, find valuable business development resources, and connect with industry experts. Entrepreneurs can also explore the community to identify potential partners and opportunities to collaborate on projects and funding opportunities.

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Empower Innovation offers resources for community organizations and local, state, and federal jurisdictions looking for new technology solutions, funding, and partners to support their environmental and socioeconomic goals.

Relevant groups include:

  • Community-based Organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Native American Tribes
  • Community Choice Aggregators
  • State Facilities
  • Ports
  • Airports
  • Military Facilities

These members all share a commitment to serve their local communities. Many communities have energy, water, or air quality concerns that can be addressed with cleantech solutions. Within the Empower Innovation Network, members can find funding opportunities and potential partnerships with technology innovators to tackle these challenges.

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Empower Innovation helps funding providers advertise their programs and funds to new and diverse applicants.

Relevant groups include:

  • Grant-making Organizations (including Government and University Funds)
  • Angel Investors
  • Venture Capital Investors
  • Foundations, Philanthropic Organizations, and Family Offices

Grant-making organizations can build their application pipelines by posting opportunities. Investors can leverage the Empower Innovation Network to get curated leads and referrals to innovators and to other investors, join pitch events, showcase their work, and learn more about how to help their portfolio companies leverage non-equity funding.

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Empower Innovation offers resources for architecture, engineering, construction, and other firms involved in project development seeking to pilot advanced cleantech projects with new community-based and innovative partners.

Relevant groups include:

  • Architects
  • Engineering and Construction Management 
  • Project Developers

Established firms bring their proven solutions and implementation experience to Empower Innovation’s community. The network can connect these companies with funding opportunities, up-and-coming startup technologies, and partners from local communities and other organizations.

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Empower Innovation offers resources for companies and organizations scouting for emerging technology solutions to benefit their business and services. 

Relevant groups include:

  • Agricultural and Industrial Customers
  • Institutional Facilities (Port Authorities, Hospitals, School Districts, etc.)
  • Medium and Large Corporations
  • Residential and Commercial Property Management
  • Energy Utilities
  • Community Choice Aggregators
  • Power Companies
  • Technology Integrators

Companies of all sizes can benefit from emerging cleantech solutions. Whether they are a small company looking for efficiency solutions to lower their building’s energy and water bills or a large organization with critical loads that demand resilient energy solutions, innovators in cleantech are creating products and programs that save money and provide business advantages. We welcome all companies who are interested in procuring cleantech products or partnering on new projects.

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Empower Innovation helps service providers promote their offerings to clients including startups and other organizations and companies seeking advice and resources to accelerate their development and adoption of cleantech solutions.

Relevant groups include:

  • Accelerators/Incubators
  • Entrepreneurship/Fellowship Centers
  • Universities
  • Consulting (Legal, Business Development, Grant Writing, etc.)
  • Testing and Certification Services
  • Prototyping Services

On Empower Innovation, startup service providers will find a valuable community for expanding their network and offering their resources to a wider audience. Accelerators and incubators may use Empower Innovation to promote their programs and connect their startups to additional resources, experts, and funding opportunities.

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Empower Innovation welcomes all individuals, companies, and organizations who are passionate about helping to advance a clean economy.

Relevant groups may include:

  • Other Consultants
  • News Organizations and Publications
  • Trade Organizations
  • Advocacy Groups
    And more...
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