CalSEED is open to applicants working on early stage innovations—from concept to basic prototype. Designed to provide benefit to California residents, entrepreneurs in California are especially encouraged to apply.
You (and maybe your partners), applying without an organization affiliation
Startups to small businesses to large companies - all are welcome to apply
Those with official non-profit tax exemption
Public and private post-secondary institutions
We’re looking for very early stage innovations, including:
A broad spectrum from science and technology to market-based innovations, such as:
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.
Award recipients will be required to agree to certain contractual terms and conditions.