Cleantech to Market

Energy Institute at Haas

Check out the extraordinary startups in C2M’s fall 2016 course - the strongest combination of technologies & team leads in C2M history!   

Entrepreneurs and Researchers - How to Apply for Admissions to C2M's 2017 Cohort:

  • Entrepreneurs and Researchers apply to C2M by February 28 using the "apply now” button on C2M’s website. 
  • For more details, see C2M’s course pages.


Dynamic Partnership

Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a partnership between graduate students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry professionals to help accellerate the commercialization of emerging cleantech. In the process, C2M also develops the next generation of innovative cleantech leaders.

  • Entrepreneurs & Researchers

    C2M first evaluates and selects promising cleantech inventions from existing startups, leading universities, and Department of Energy labs.  

  • Graduate Students

    C2M then handpicks graduate student commercialization teams from over 20 UC Berkeley disciplines, including business, engineering, science, law, policy, and the Energy and Resources Group. C2M matches their academic and work experience with each project.

  • Cleantech Professionals

    C2M supports the teams with leading cleantech professionals who bring deep subject matter expertise (e.g., batteries and related components and controls, electric grid operations, economics, early stage venture). They help guide the students as speakers, mentors, and contacts. 

Innovation in Action

The result is 1,000 hours of technology evaluation and market assessment for each project. Students experience the rewards and challenges of taking cleantech to market; entrepreneurs and researchers gain valuable market feedback on their technologies and business plans; and professionals engage with fresh talent and new ideas.