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PowerNorth incubator

The PowerNorth Incubator features eight stellar energy and cleantech startups, selected for their potential to collaborate with Minnesota partners and accelerate their commercialization pathways. Startup technologies include battery storage, carbon sequestration, grid modernization and resilience, building energy efficiency, and charging technology.

Meet the PowerNorth Cohort

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Clean energy startups

Demonstration Cohorts

The Grid Catalyst accelerator program focuses on demonstration and commercialization opportunities for late-stage startups. Demonstration cohorts are matched with established organizations that can be partners for real-world demonstration of energy solutions.

Learn about our Demonstration Cohort program and the 2024 Cohort opportunity.

Meet the 2022 Demonstration Cohort

Creating an innovation Hub

Grid Catalyst is working with partners across the region to advance our Energy Innovation Hub, which connects and supports earlier stage ventures who haven’t reached the demonstration stage required for our cohort. The Hub platform will provide resources and connections to support entrepreneurs, establish new businesses, develop market transforming technologies, attract new investors to the region, create trade opportunities, and diversify and bolster our clean energy workforce.

New programming and events will be announced in January 2023.

If you are an innovator or entrepreneur looking to connect, reach out to our team for more information at

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High-Potential, High Impact Categories

Building Electrification

Renewable Thermal

Small Scale Batteries

Controls & Metering

Grid Adaptation

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