About Our Program
Fostering innovation at this critical climate moment
Four national labs and three technology incubators have launched C2C as a public-private program to accelerate equitable climate-tech entrepreneurship and speed the commercialization of groundbreaking climate technologies for the world. C2C is funded by DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund administered by the Office of Technology Transitions.
C2C has identified the ~100 most critical intellectual properties from national labs with credible demand required to combat climate change through market and societal demand assessments, accounting for total addressable markets and component and systems levels of technology.
C2C is driving a steady climate tech pipeline with pathways to at-scale commercialization within 3-5 years, opportunistically selecting major wins with a longer-term horizon.
C2C leverages partnerships with top incubators across the country to convert science into on-the-ground products with high, measurable, rapid impact.
Who We Support
Inventors from National Labs
by providing coaching for pitch skills, mentoring for business models, and access to pilots, prototyping, and investments to advance their pre-commercial IP toward commercialization