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.
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.
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.