Clean Energy Incubator

In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin and our commitment to sustainable and renewable energy innovation, the Venture Development Center has been awarded a Clean Energy grant by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). This grant will be used to establish a one-year clean energy incubator program and will provide support and resources to startups who are developing energy efficient and green technology startups in North Texas.

How It Works

Interested companies need to submit an online application by August 1st, 2017.

The program will run from September 1, 2017, through September 1, 2018. Upon completion of the 12-month program, one of the 5 selected companies will receive a grant at the end of the program for $10K.

Each of the accepted teams will also be eligible to apply for funding from the UT Dallas Seed Fund.

What We Offer

Free office space

Startup business mentoring

Community and events

Fundraising strategy and connections

Communication outreach and support



Here are some of the questions we get more frequently. If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact Olia Bosovik.


How long does the incubation period last?

This is a 12-month incubation program beginning on September 1st and running through September 1st, 2018.

Will UT Dallas take equity in my company?

We take 0% equity from all companies accepted into the program.

Who is eligible to apply to the Clean Energy Incubator?

What stage does my business need to be in?

We are looking for companies who are fully launched, have identified and established a customer base and have a clear path to revenue, even if they are not yet profitable.

How much is rent?

Rent for the Clean Energy Incubator is free for selected companies.