In order to better achieve its mission to advance energy-related research and technology commercialization, MCEC founded the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) in November of 2020.

MEIA focuses on early-stage technology commercialization in partnership with Maryland-based Universities and Labs to support Maryland's Clean Energy and Climate Goals. MEIA supports solar, wind, batteries, energy efficiency, grid modernization, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and any other technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions or provides negative emissions benefits in the electric, oil and gas, residential, commercial or industrial sectors.

MEIA offers three programs to Maryland-based clean energy and climate technology inventors: Pre-Accelerator, Launchpad, and Accelerator. Learn more about MEIA's approach to creating investible Maryland-based clean energy and climate technology businesses.