Climate Technology Founder’s Fund Will Accelerate Economic Opportunities and Carbon Reduction Solutions for Maryland

Maryland Clean Energy Center – Climate Technology Founder’s Fund (SB0960) was among the 275 bills signed into law by Governor Moore, yesterday. By establishing the Climate Technology Founder’s Fund, Maryland will be better positioned to invest in the start-up companies looking to advance exciting new cleantech and climate tech solutions. This is a critical resource…

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Alchemity Wins a $1,000 prize from the MD Dept of Commerce at MEIA Pitch Event

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Clean energy innovators, business leaders, and government supporters celebrate MEIA’s 2023 Cohort. College Park-based Alchemity was named the Grand Prize winner of the pitch competition during the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) 2023 Pitch Competition Finale, held on June 22. Four Startup Teams showcased their innovative clean energy product or service for a panel of…

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Maryland Builds Leading Role in Energy Innovation

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From the world’s highest density solid oxide fuel cell to anerobic digestors that produce biofuels to advances in wind turbine blades, air conditioning systems, catalyst materials, battery electrodes and super carbon sequestration technologies, Maryland is the site of numerous, varied and potentially game-changing innovations in energy systems. A report this fall by the National Academy…

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Wade Haerle is a Longtime Economic Development Leader and the New Director for the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

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Haerle brings over 30 years of experience with energy and renewables to lead innovation with MEIA After working with 37 startups, leading to the creation of five new companies and the acceleration of 10 already existing, the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) now welcomes Wade Haerle as the new Director. MEIA is a venture development…

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MEIA Receives $10,000 Grant from The Butz Foundation

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The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from the Butz Foundation to support the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) program. MEIA welcomed its inaugural cohort in January of 2020 and has received funding from a variety of sources for its work to assist with the commercialization of advanced energy…

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MCEC Awarded $750,00 from EDA Build to Scale Venture Challenge for MEIA

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The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) was awarded $750,000 for a three-year grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support its project, “The Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator,” as part of EDA’s 2021 Build to Scale Venture Challenge. The Venture Challenge seeks to leverage regional competitive strengths to accelerate innovation and job creation through…

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Manta Biofuel Wins MEIA Pitch Event

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Manta Biofuel Wins $1,000 prize from Maryland Department of Commerce at Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event Owings Mills-based Manta Biofuel was named the Grand Prize winner of the pitch competition during the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) 2021 Pitch Competition Finale, held on June 16. The virtual event was the culmination of months of…

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MEIA to Host Pitch Event Finale for Cohort 1

Join MCEC and the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) on June 23, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, for the Cohort 1 Finale Event. This virtual event is the culmination of 5 months of work by teams participating in the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator’s inaugural cohort. Three Startup Teams will pitch to a panel of judges…

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Meet MEIA

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With the recent launch of the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA), the Maryland Clean Energy Center is better positioned to deliver on its mission of assisting energy related research and technology efforts to commercialize and move to market. MEIA has been designed to combine the expertise of Maryland inventors, researchers, founders, and entrepreneurs with strategic…

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