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For ClimateTech’s monthly newsletter highlighting upcoming opportunities for climate innovators, thought leaders, and community connectors.


Apply For Scale For ClimateTech

Apply to the Scale For ClimateTech Acceleration Program for the opportunity to break through the limits of hand-built prototypes and get into volume manufacturing. Our mission is to get products on the market at scale to help change the future through reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We do this in partnership with manufacturers, suppliers, industry experts, and investors working together with innovative teams that are developing new products for a better future.

Scale For ClimateTech is free and does not take any equity from participating teams. We do require a commitment to offering a benefit to the State of New York such as making the resulting products for sale in New York State.

Applications are open through September 13. Apply here!

Community Opportunities

The For ClimateTech Summit

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The For ClimateTech (FCT) Summit will energize our broader FCT Community by creating opportunities for meaningful interaction, learning, and knowledge sharing in order to advance early-stage climate innovation. Join us for themed panels, fireside chats, and open discussion spaces for the community to engage in deep dives into renewable energy, carbontech, water, mobility, and more. 

Over the course of the Summit we will:

  • Facilitate deeper engagement with the rapidly growing climate tech ecosystem
  • Create meaningful connections between investors and founders/companies to initiate and expand opportunity for investment 
  • Provide unique insights and value to investors to improve their understanding of the climate investment space

The Summit runs from September 15  – 16. Register here.

Round 5 of the American-Made Solar Prize Begins!

Round 5 of the American-Made Solar Prize has commenced! This U.S. Department of Energy program features a two-track structure, which invites U.S. teams working to develop both hardware and software to compete separately. 

The Hardware Track offers $3 million in cash prizes to competitors over three progressive contests. The Software Track offers $1.6 million in cash prizes over three progressive contests.

Competitors have access to a diverse and powerful support network—including Newlab—that will help them solve pressing technology challenges, forge connections, and advance potentially game-changing ideas and innovations. 

Learn more.

Join us at the 2021 Brooklyn Compost & Food Scrap Bike Tour!

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Buckle your helmet, pack some water, and join us for the Zero-Waste Community BBQ & Brooklyn Compost Bike Tour with Scale For ClimateTech, Big Reuse, and Nurture BK on Sunday, September 19.

This ride is FREE but will be accepting donations to support local compost operations. See each event details for more.

Community BBQ Registration.

Compost Bike Tour Registration.

Scale For ClimateTech is proud to be a VERGE 21 Community Partner

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VERGE 21: The climate tech event. Join Scale For ClimateTech and more than 10,000 leaders online — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors, and startups — advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through five key markets: clean energy, sustainable mobility, carbon removal, regenerative food systems, and resilient infrastructure.

Featured Speakers

Network with and learn from more than 250 expert speakers who will explore the pressing challenges, emerging trends, and promising opportunities ahead. 

Speakers include:

  • Gloria Walton, President & CEO, The Solutions Project
  • Yishan Wong, CEO, Terraformation
  • Elizabeth Willmott, Carbon Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Shalanda Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Paul Hawken, Executive Director, One Generation … and more.

Register now. 


New Frontier Aerospace Awarded $750K Contract by Department of Defense's National Security Innovation Capital

New Frontier Aerospace (NFA) has signed a $750K contract with National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) to further develop NFA’s 3D printed, Mach 8 hypersonic aircraft for delivering passengers and urgent cargo safely to any vertiport on Earth in two hours or less — no runway required — while emitting far fewer greenhouse gases than any existing jet.

NFA CEO, Bill Bruner said, “We look forward to working with NSIC to advance hypersonic engine and aircraft technology in support of US national defense, economic competitiveness and climate goals.”

NFA is a member of Cohort 1 of Venture For ClimateTech.

See the full release.

CLIP BIKE Recognized as 2021 Keeling Curve Prize Laureate

CLIP BIKE has been recognized by the Global Warming Mitigation Project with the 2021 Keeling Curve Prize for Transport & Mobility. The award comes with a $25,000 prize for CLIP, makers of a portable consumer device designed to instantly upgrade any bike to a pedal-assist e-bike at a fraction of the cost.

“It is an honor for CLIP to receive the 2021 Keeling Curve Prize for Transport & Mobility, amongst nine other innovative climate-oriented companies that we strongly admire,” said Clip.BIKE CEO, Som Ray.

The Keeling Curve Prize is a reminder of the importance of global warming mitigation projects and the need for a continuation of such work. The concerning state of our planet is a reflection of the urgency to include sustainable solutions in our everyday lives.

See the full list of winners here.

Tinia Pina, CEO of Re-Nuble, Featured in ESSENCE

This past week Tinia Pina, CEO and Founder of Re-Nuble, was featured on ESSENCE.com where she shared her experience of turning Re-Nuble into reality. Lee Anna A. Jackson, contributing writer for ESSENCE, highlighted Tinia’s vision of repurposing waste from NYC into synthetic fertilizers and chemical-laden food.

Read the full article here.

Program Updates

Program Updates

Join us for one of our many Community Events or Info Sessions!

Scale For ClimateTech is hosting a handful of events to help founders  get a better understanding of the program and ask specific questions to see if we’re the best fit for their company.

Upcoming Schedule

Ecosystem Session: Talking to Manufacturers
Aug 31, 2021, 10 AM – 12 PM EST
RSVP for the Ecosystem Session here

Information Session General Overview & Open Q&A
September 9th, 2021, 11 AM – 12:00 p.m. EST
RSVP for the Information Session here

Can’t make it? Register anyways and get the deck and session recording to watch on your own time! See all of our events and recordings here.

Program Updates

Program Updates

The For ClimateTech Summit

We are honored to have several industry leaders speaking at The For ClimateTech Summit. Here’s a sneak peek of some of our speakers!

Jigar Shah
Managing Director of Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy

Brad Feld
Managing Director of Foundry Group and co-author of The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors

Dave Jilk
Serial Entrepreneur and co-author of The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors

Jennifer Chin
Director of Conservation Innovation at The Nature Conservancy

Stephen Snyder
Operations Principal JetBlue Technology Ventures

Clea Kolster
Director of Science at Lower Carbon Capital

And many more! Learn more about the Summit and Register here.