CalSEED is open to California-based applicants working on early-stage innovations—from concept to basic prototype.
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
We’re looking for very early stage innovations, including:
We fund 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. We specifically fund solutions focused on creating greater reliability, lower cost, and/or increased safety for California’s electricity grid.
Our portfolio of awardees includes entrepreneurs working in:
For more information on eligibility for the 2019 Concept Award applications please see our FAQs.