We provide technical support throughout the manufacturing process so that founders have confidence in their path to market, make fewer mistakes, and are able to scale up production to meet demand. From early design for manufacturing (DFM) and prototype refinement, to negotiating partner and supplier agreements and managing logistics, Scale For ClimateTech is dedicated to helping you navigate time-sensitive, critical decisions throughout the full manufacturing process.
Why Scale For ClimateTech?
Scale For ClimateTech is run by organizations with years of collective experience working with growth-stage ClimateTech hardware innovators — NextCorps in Rochester, New York and SecondMuse in NYC. Since 2018, we have helped more than 30 teams refine their design, complete third-party testing and certification, fulfill first orders, secure strategic partnerships, and get ClimateTech products to market faster.
Support from Prototype to Mass Production
Refine Your Design
Improve Your Manufacturing Plan
Find the Right Partners
Deliver to Happy Customers
Scale Up Production
Prior to cohort kick-off, applicants will attend virtual instructional workshops that give them a preview of the program before they commit to participating.
During the program, participating innovators will:
Develop a roadmap for creating manufacturing capabilities, based on the Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRL) standard.
Attend educational sessions to help strengthen all aspects of business.
Work with dedicated mentors to review plans and design files, identify potential risks to manufacturing, and get advice on next steps.
Check in with an Accountability Board to ensure you’re on the right track.
Connect with potential strategic partners and investors to make commercializing your technology a reality.
Develop Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) metrics to understand how your product will contribute to climate action.
Receive support from other entrepreneurs and founders in the cohort to grow your own expertise.
Key Program Dates
Application period opens
Application period closes, cohort selection and notification
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Scale For ClimateTech Team
Board of Advisors (Upstate)
Board of Advisors (Downstate)
Frequently Asked Questions
We match all program participants with a dedicated mentor who can expertly address each company’s specific needs.
Contact us if you’d like to get involved.