World Class Combination

C2M builds on the winning combination of UC Berkeley’s top graduate programs, world-class startups and research facilities in close proximity, and California’s renowned innovation culture.


C2M is entering its tenth year, and has served over 200 entrepreneurs & researchers from (1) startups across the US, (2) top-tier universities such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, Caltech, Princeton, and MIT, (3) DOE-sponsored programs such as ARPA-E and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and (4) accelerators/incubators such as Cyclotron Road, Cleantech Open, and the CalSEED network. Feedback on the program has been extremely positive.

Graduate Students

If you want to contribute to a clean energy future – and dive deep into things like smart grid algorithms, storage economics, next generation solar, demand response platforms, and dc microgrids – consider applying for C2M.

Cleantech Professionals

Cleantech professionals can serve as mentors, guest speakers, key contacts, professional audiences, donors and more. Engage with top students, faculty, scientists, and each other while learning about new technologies.


  • “Tremendous learning, amazing professors, incredible network. This class was one of the reasons I decided to go to Haas and it lived up to its expectations.”
    – C2M Student
  • “I was thrilled to work with a team of students to explore the market opportunities for my research.”
    – Christine Ho, Co-Founder Imprint Energy, PhD Material Sciences
  • “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
  • “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
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