Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a partnership between students, scientists, engineers, and professionals to translate cleantech research into market opportunities. In the process, C2M helps develop the next generation of innovative energy leaders.
C2M first seeks new low carbon energy inventions from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
C2M then selects top graduate students to form market research teams. Students are drawn from Business, Engineering, Science, Law, and the Energy and Resources Group. C2M matches their academic and work experience with each project.
C2M supports the teams with leading energy 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 a lively exchange. 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.