Congratulations to the 23 EPIC Round 3 Phase 1 winners who will now advance to compete in the next round of the funding program!  

These incubators and accelerators demonstrated a dedication to clean energy entrepreneurship, and each received $150,000 for their efforts to support energy startups and entrepreneurs in their communities.  


Phase 1 Winners  

Phase 1 winners come from across the U.S. and its territories, representing a wide range of regions and energy tech industries.  


The EPIC Round 3 Phase 1 winners are:  

  •    AirMiners (San Francisco, CA)  
  •    Alpha-X (Alpharetta, GA)  
  •    Arrowhead Center and New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)  
  •    Black & Veatch IgniteX Accelerator (Overland Park, KS)  
  •    BRITE Energy Innovators (Warren, OH)  
  •    Carbon and Hydrogen Innovation and Learning Incubator (Houston, TX)  
  •    Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator (Portland, OR)  
  •    Centrepolis Accelerator and NexCorps Accelerator (Southfield, MI & Rochester, NY)  
  •    ClimateHaven (New Haven, CT)  
  •    Dominion Energy Innovation Center (Ashland, VA)  
  • (Pittsburg, PA)
  •    Elemental Excelerator (Honolulu, HI)  
  •    FusionForge (Fort Collins, CO)  
  •    Home Energy Efficiency Team (Boston, MA)  
  •    Launch Alaska (Anchorage, AK)
  •    mHUB (Chicago, IL)  
  •    Missouri Innovation Center (Columbia, MO)  
  •    Newlab (Brooklyn, NY)  
  •    Parallel18 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)  
  •    Spark Innovation Center (Knoxville, TN)  
  •    Terra EPIC (Tulsa, OK)  
  •    U.S. Research Impact Alliance Corp (Morgantown, WV)  
  •    Urban Future Lab (Brooklyn, NY)  

You can find more information about the prize, teams, and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions on

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