Dynamic Partnership

Cleantech to Market (C2M)–Inspiring Climate Tech Leadershipis a partnership between graduate students, startups, and industry professionals to help accelerate the commercialization of leading cleantech solutions. In the process, C2M also develops the next generation of innovative cleantech leaders.

C2M 2023 Startup Applications

Join Our Info Session:
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
2:00 – 3:00 pm Pacific
Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95089904214
If this date/time is not convenient, please watch our February 2nd Info Session, or reach out to us at [email protected] to schedule an individual session.

C2M is now accepting climate tech applications — low-carbon energy, green chemistry, food, and water technologies covering both mitigation and adaptation — for its 2023 cohort. For those technologies selected, C2M will hand-pick interdisciplinary teams of UC Berkeley grad students to help entrepreneurs identify the most viable initial markets, prospective customers and partners, funding sources, and related strategies.

Start Application Process Here

Innovation in Action

Free Assessment!

The result is 1,000 hours of free technology, market, and business model assessment for each project. Students experience the rewards and challenges of taking cleantech to market; startups gain valuable market feedback on their technologies and business plans; and professionals engage with fresh talent and new ideas.

More About C2M

  • “We were thrilled with the progress, understanding, and relationships that developed in the C2M program, and we highly recommend it.”
    – Liam Berryman, CEO, Nelumbo
  • “On every criteria – rigor, relevance, realism, grasp of the technical, policy, and business implications – this was nowhere near good, it was great. ARPA-E has high expectations. You’ve exceeded them and then some.”
    – Josh Gould, Tech to Market Advisor, ARPA-E
  • “The team did an amazing job of obtaining interviews with key people, resulting in productive discussions and connections with potential investors.”
    – Steve Yamamoto, CEO, Matrix Sensors
  • “Top notch – great experience and really valuable market research for a startup like Greenblu. We plan to make full use of what you accomplished.”
    – Howard Yuh, Founder, GreenBlu