Countdown to the FCT Summit, S4C Manufacturing Bootcamp, and More!


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

Two Weeks Until the For ClimateTech Summit 2022The Global Innovation Challenge is Back!

Join For ClimateTech (FCT) for its signature event and add to the conversation within the rapidly growing climate tech industry. The FCT Summit provides opportunities for fruitful dialogue, education, and knowledge exchange in order to advance the development of early-stage climate innovation. 

Register for the virtual summit here.

Application Now Open to Enroll in Scale For ClimateTech’s Manufacturing Bootcamp

From November 7 to 10, Scale For ClimateTech is hosting a free four-day virtual bootcamp for companies to engage with vetted manufacturers, supply chain experts, and technical advisors to build a more resilient and robust production process. The sessions are catered to companies with a works-like or looks-like hardware prototype addressing the climate crisis and are encouraged to apply here by October 21, 2022.

Find Funding

Scale For ClimateTech’s Manufacturing & Expertise-in-Residence (MEIR) program is offering up to $75K in project-matched funding for the manufacturing of solutions that address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. See if you qualify for funding and start your application here.

Three awards of $50K are available through FuzeHub’s Innovation Challenge: Advanced Materials.

Non-profit organizations in New York State that use advanced materials to increase environmental sustainability in manufacturing — including non-profit higher education institutions — can apply starting September 1. Applicants must partner with a small to medium-sized manufacturer to be eligible.

Learn more about the Innovation Challenge here.


The Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation is commiting $30M to fund big bet projects that accelerate technological advances in climate information and action. Selected organizations may receive up to $5M in funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products, to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

Learn more and apply here


Cohort News

Pvilion Canopies has been selected to shade golfers at the Mosholu Golf Course. The course is located in Van Cortlandt Park’s driving range above the Croton Water Filtration Plant, the largest underground water filtration plant in the U.S., stretching 12 acres underground. To further compliment the natural water elements of the course, 31 Solar Canopies will be installed at the driving range. 

Read more about the spotlight here.

Voltpost was awarded $65K from the state of Michigan.
The funding will be used to deploy lamppost charging at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab to simulate its curbside charging environment. “The Voltpost team is thrilled to deploy lamppost charging in the Detroit Smart Parking Lab to accelerate access to clean mobility in Michigan,” said Jeff Prosserman, founder and CEO of Voltpost.

See the full announcement here.

Event Calendar

From Carbon Capture to Climate Finance Job Fair
September 14 | 3:00 – 6:00 PM EST

Interested in working on the frontlines of climate tech innovation? The For ClimateTech Summit is partnering with to host the From Carbon Capture to Climate Finance job fair. Find opportunities to work with some of the groundbreaking companies from our cohorts. Meet the CEOs and founders of impactful climate innovations ranging from carbon sequestration, revolutionizing cooling, and more disruptive solutions to drastically reduce GHG emissions. Find your fit in the rapidly growing world of climate tech startups.

To register, download the app here.

Join the 87th Hardware Meetup – Climate Edition 

September 22 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM EST 

This event is happening during ClimateWeek NYC, so they will be featuring technologies that help address climate action. This event is sponsored by Duro and brought to you in partnership with Women Who Hardware, Newlab, and Scale For ClimateTech. We’ll be meeting in person at NewLab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. RSVP here!

Manufacturing Forum: NYS Keeps the World Moving 
September 28 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

From trains to buses to aircraft and EVs, the NYS transportation industry is converging in Corning, NY to become stronger and more resilient. Punch your ticket and get onboard! This event is organized by FuzeHub in conjunction with the North American Center for Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) and the Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology (AMT).

Learn more and register here.


Apply to Pitch at Invest NY: Climate Tech
October 19

Join NYSTAR, NYSERDA, and Upstate Capital for Invest NY: Climate Tech on October 19 at the University of Albany’s ETEC Center. The event features a Startup Showcase with up to 20 companies, who each will give a 2-3 minute introduction. Pitch to investors from around the country and the New York State network.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Submit your application here.


What’s next in tech? Find out at Luminate Finals 2022
October 19 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM EST

Startups from around the world will be introducing emerging technologies and pitching for up to $2 million in follow-on funding at Luminate Finals 2022. The event features a close look at innovations destined to transform aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare, and other fields — plus, the insight of keynote speaker, renowned physicist Michal Lipson. Cast your vote for your favorite startup during the event to help them take home the Audience Choice Award (and $10,000 cash).

Register here to join the free event in person or online.

Program Updates

Meet Scale For ClimateTech’s Newest Team Members, Shai & Javin

ShaiShai Fogelson is a Senior Business Development Manager at SecondMuse and Scale For ClimateTech focused specifically on the growth of the climate portfolio. Shai helps manage the implementation of program growth strategies, including proactively identifying and building relationships with existing and prospective private, nonprofit, and public sector funders. He also supports the company’s global work to build partnerships with climate/cleantech/energy, workforce, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development funders.

Javin Chan

Javin Chan is joining us as a Climate Associate on For ClimateTech’s Manufacturing & Expertise-in-Residence (MEIR) program. Before coming to SecondMuse and the S4C team, Javin was a Venture Associate for C3 (Climate Capital Collective) and a Portfolio Innovation Analyst at Elemental Excelerator. Fun fact: Javin enjoys art, music, exploring, and meeting new people! Welcome, Javin; we are so excited to have you!

What’s the Consensus?

This month’s consensus on, How much time do you spend participating in conferences and/or webinars each month?” is… 3-8 hours with 50% of the vote. Here’s the breakdown:


Here’s the breakdown:

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