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Applications Being Accepted for Clean Tech Demonstration Program

Program will provide grants of up to $250,000 to startups to offset costs associated with prototype testing

The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) is currently accepting applications for its Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Program. This $2.5 million competitive program will support New Jersey companies accelerating the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies. Specifically, the program will provide grants of up to $250,000 each to help startups develop technologies intended to create a cleaner and greener future for New Jersey. The application can be found at

The Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Program supports clean technology businesses that have existing prototypes of their technologies and are ready to validate them in a real-world setting. Awardees can use the funding for such costs as testing and validating technological performance at customer sites, travel, equipment purchase, licensing, and patent fees. A complete list of acceptable uses is available at

The application for the Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Program is a two-step process.

  • Submit a pre-application to get a submission code by Dec. 30.
  • Complete the full application no later than Feb. 3, 2023.

Applicants MUST complete the full application to be considered for funding. Complete program eligibility and scoring criteria can be found at

CSIT recently hosted an informational webinar on the Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Program. A link to that recording, along with a copy of the materials presented, can be found at

Funding for the Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Program is being provided by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. In addition to supporting emerging clean energy companies, the program will also help the state achieve its climate and clean energy targets laid out in New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan (EMP). The EMP offers a strategic vision for the production, distribution, consumption, and conservation of energy in the State of New Jersey.

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