C2M: The First Climate Tech Accelerator

Register Here for this FREE Event

The free registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a catered networking reception.

*Please read the important safety note at the bottom of this page.

C2M’s interdisciplinary graduate student teams work with entrepreneurs seeking to commercialize innovative climate tech solutions. Over 15 weeks, each team and their subject matter experts spend nearly 1,000 hours assessing these leading-edge technologies and investigating a wide range of market opportunities. At the symposium, these teams will present their findings and recommendations, followed by audience Q&A.

If you are unable to attend this event in person, please join using the live stream link below. Please note that virtual attendance is non-interactive, as the symposium is designed for in-person interaction, including audience Q&A and the networking portions of the event.

Live Stream LinkThis link will be activated once the program begins at 9:45am on December 3rd. Feel free to copy this link into your calendar for use on the day of the symposium.

We look forward to seeing you!


View Program Booklet
9:00am-9:45am: Breakfast/Networking/Check-in*
9:45am-10:15am: Welcome Remarks: Brian Steel, Director, Cleantech to Market and Ann Harrison, Dean, Berkeley Haas
10:15am-10:45am: RenewC02
10:45am-11:15am: Anthro Energy
11:15am-11:30am: Break/Networking*
11:30am-11:45am: Special Presentation: Liam Berryman, CEO, Nelumbo (C2M 2016)
11:45am-12:00pm: Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Zahler, Associate Director for Technology-to-Market, ARPA-E/DOE
12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch/Networking*
12:45pm-1:00pm: Special Presentation: Miguel Sierra Aznar, CEO, Noble Thermodynamics (C2M 2019)
1:00pm-1:30pm: Dioxide Materials
1:30pm-2:00pm: Buzz Solutions
2:00pm-2:30pm: Benchmark Labs
2:30pm-2:45pm: Special Presentation: Kristin Taylor, CEO, Radical Plastics (C2M 2020)
2:45pm-3:00pm: Presentation of Hasler Cleantech to Market Award/Closing Remarks: Brian Steel, Director, Cleantech to Market and William Shelander, Instructor, Cleantech to Market
3:00pm-4:00pm: Reception/Networking*

*Important Safety Note: In compliance with the university’s latest COVID-19 safety requirements, face coverings must be worn over the mouth and nose indoors – regardless of vaccination status. Attendees electing to provide proof of vaccination upon check-in (vaccination card and ID, or photo of these) will receive a wristband, and may briefly lower their masks to consume food/beverages inside. Attendees who are unable to provide proof of vaccination, must consume food/beverages outside on the adjacent terrace or any other outdoor location.

2021 Cohort Technologies:

Anthro Energy — Flexible, deformable, impact-resistant batteries, using advanced, non-flammable ion-conducting membranes and a silicon and lithium anode, to enable next-generation applications.

Benchmark Labs — High-resolution, asset-specific environmental forecasts, applying nonlinear machine learning to public, private, and in-situ weather data from IoT sensors.

Buzz Solutions — AI-powered software platform for automated visual inspections, providing anomaly detection and data analysis tools for energy infrastructure and antiquated industries.

Dioxide Materials — Designs, builds, and sells electrolyzers for conversion of CO2 into feedstocks to produce primary fuels and chemicals.

RenewCO2 — Carbon-negative electrochemical process that converts CO2 to plastic precursors and other molecules, replacing fossil fuel-derived feedstock.

Special Presentations from C2M Alumni Companies:

Nelumbo (C2M 2016) — A multi-layered, tunable, and scalable suite of surface modifications, targeting longstanding frost and corrosion challenges in air conditioners and other industrial-scale heat exchange applications.

Noble Thermodynamics (C2M 2019) — Zero-carbon, dispatchable, affordable, retrofittable power from a closed-loop reciprocating engine with no exhaust that recycles a noble gas, increasing the power generation efficiency while capturing all air pollutants, particularly carbon dioxide.

Radical Plastics (C2M 2020) — Creates plastic compounds that are fully biodegradable in the environment by blending conventional plastics with a patented, naturally occurring, free radical catalyst that converts them into a material that native microbes recognize as food.