Campus Cleantech Pilots

Campus Cleantech Pilots will allow universities to get a first look at innovative technologies they can deploy across their campus, providing them an opportunity for innovative classroom and research integration, and help them meet energy-related goals.

What is It?

Campus Cleantech Pilots will allow universities to get a first look at innovative technologies they can deploy across their campus, providing them an opportunity for innovative classroom and research integration, and help them meet energy-related goals driven by their Climate Leadership Commitment, all while supporting emerging, leading-edge companies.

Through this program, colleges and universities across the country will develop and implement a strategy for using existing campus infrastructure to test emerging energy-related technologies. Working with a national network of partners, CET will identify startups, validate and verify their technological and business development, and select a group of finalists that best align with the identified technology areas and the universities’ key capabilities.

Who is It For?

Cleantech startups who need validation of their products and Colleges and Universities looking to reduce environmental impacts and promote emerging technologies.

Who is CET Partnering With?

CET is working with Second Nature to evaluate how to best leverage existing campus infrastructure to lower the critical “first demonstration” barrier that cleantech startups face in bringing new solutions to market. The partnership is facilitated in part by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The campus advisors, who are the initial participants, are all signatories in Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network and include:

  • Agnes Scott College, President Elizabeth Kiss
  • Ball State University, Interim President Terry King
  • California State University-Northridge, President Dianne Harrison
  • Central Community College, President Greg Smith
  • George Washington University, President Steven Knapp
  • Huston-Tillotson University, President Collette Pierce
  • New York University, President Andrew Hamilton
  • Portland State University, President Wim Wiewel
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, President William Destler
  • Spelman College, President Mary Campbell
  • University of Minnesota-Morris, Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson
  • Western Michigan University, President John Dunn