By: Jennifer Rocha

Deadline for proposals is October 29, 2012.

Mass Clean Energy Center and MTTC are pleased to announce an open invitation to apply for $40,000 Catalyst Program Awards. Clean energy researchers and early stage companies are welcome to apply. These awards are intended to support researchers who want to demonstrate the feasibility of their technologies in specific industry applications in order to obtain increased industry and investor interest. Funding could be used to develop a prototype or to gather initial data in order to show proof of concept or to obtain data that shows how the technology compares to existing technologies and what its competitive advantages are. The aim of the funding is not to perfect the technology but to develop the technology to a point where its features can be shown so that additional commercialization funding can be obtained. Go to for more information. The deadline for proposals is October 29, 2012.