Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a partnership between students, scientists, engineers, and professionals to translate low-carbon energy, green chemistry, and water research into market opportunities. In the process, C2M helps develop the next generation of innovative cleantech leaders.
C2M first evaluates and selects promising cleantech inventions from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and beyond.
C2M then hand-selects commercialization teams comprising top UC Berkeley graduate students from over 20 programs, including business, engineering, science, law, policy, and the Energy and Resources Group. C2M matches their academic and work experience with each project.
C2M supports the teams with leading energy industry professionals who bring deep subject matter expertise (e.g., electric grid operations, biofuels economics, early stage venture). They help guide the students as speakers, mentors, and contacts.
Innovation in Action
The result is 1,000 of professional technology evaluation and market assessment for each project. Students experience the rewards and challenges of moving cleantech to market; scientists and engineers gain valuable business feedback on their research; and professionals engage with fresh talent and new ideas.