Toyota and Cascadia CleanTech announce new partnership
The Toyota Mobility Foundation has donated $25,000 to sponsor the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator in 2019. The 15-week program delivers business training to entrepreneurs and early-stage startups located in the Pacific Northwest. The Toyota Mobility Foundation works to promote low-carbon technologies.
The 2019 application period is open through April 17. Cascadia invites startups working on clean technology-based innovations to apply at: cascadiacleantech.org. More than twenty regional startups have already benefitted from the accelerator. The program has helped companies involved in reducing agricultural water use, improving battery manufacturing, creating energy tracking software, and increasing solar energy production.
"As we make strides toward decarbonization and sustainable communities, it's clear that innovators with new technologies will need to work alongside traditional players to make meaningful progress toward these goals," said Ryan Klem, Toyota Mobility Foundation Director of Programs and Partnerships. "The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator presents an opportunity not only to surface such innovators, but also to help create a collaborative network to tackle broad challenges and ready early-stage startups."
The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator program runs from May through September 2019. Applications must be submitted by April 17, 2019. Selection criteria and program details are available at www.cascadiacleantech.org. Interested parties may contact accelerator staff with questions.