The application process is simple and can be completed online or by mail. As part of the application process, you will be asked to:
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Paper applications will be available for mail submission and should be mailed to:
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We’re looking for very early stage innovations, including:
A broad spectrum from science and technology to market-based innovations.
CalSEED is focused on technologies that have the potential for adding value to our grid and that because of development timelines and costs, are less likely to attract private sector capital. We look across the spectrum of hardware, software and integrated solutions.
Solutions focused on creating greater reliability, lower cost, reducing emissions and/or increased safety for California’s electricity grid. For example:
Additionally, we will highlight priority technology areas that are of particular importance to advancing clean energy in the state during certain award cycles.
To ensure broad geographic representation across the state, the February 2018 solicitation will be divided into four regions in California: Bay Area, Central Valley, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Each county in California is assigned to one of these four regions (see map). We will accept a maximum of 25 applications per region during this solicitation.
Award recipients will be required to agree to certain contractual terms and conditions.
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