2020 CalSEED application window open!


This is the last solicitation for this round of EPIC funding, and we are excited for the changes we made to the selection criteria this year (see below). 2020 CalSEED application window opened today. This is the last solicitation for this round of EPIC funding, and we are excited for the changes we made to the selection criteria this year (see below).

Eligible technology areas for the 2020 solicitation

Energy Efficiency • Solid-state lighting • Non-vapor compression cooling • Advanced electric heat pumps that use refrigerants with low or zero GWP • After treatment coatings for fenestration and building envelopes

Energy Storage • Enabling technologies for lithium-metal and lithium-sulfur batteries • Flow batteries • Ultra- or super-capacitors • Non-lithium battery chemistries • Enabling technologies for green hydrogen for long duration energy storage (including technologies such as electrolyzers)

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning • Building Automation • Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Processes • Transactive Energy • Precision Irrigation • Virtual Power Plants • Climate and Weather Risk Prediction to electric infrastructure and services

Advanced Power Electronics/Power Conditioning • High-efficiency plug-load devices • Solid-state distribution system components (transformers, inverters, circuit breakers) • Ultra-fast electric transportation charging • High-power electric drive for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications • Low-Power Computing • Industrial motors and equipment Zero- and

NegativeCarbon Emission Generations • Zero-emission flexible and dispatchable generation • Emerging thin film solar PV materials (perovskites, quantum dots, organic semiconductors) • Solid-state energy harvesting (thermoelectric, thermionic, piezoelectric)

  • February 28 – March 16: Eligibility Applications Open

  • March 13: Technical Advisory Committee email response

  • March 17 – March 26: Eligibility Screening

  • March 27 – April 17: Full Applications Open (by invite only)

  • April 18 – May 3: Technical Advisory Committee review window

  • May 7: Technical Advisory Committee selection meeting (in Oakland and over zoom)

  • Late Summer: Approval at CEC Business Meeting


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