Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust is an impact investor that fuels innovation to create a healthier environment and more prosperous future. We launch, fund, and grow early stage clean energy businesses in the Midwest through direct investment, venture development, and advocacy. 


To date, CET has awarded over $3M in funding to 29 clean energy startups. Startups benefitting from our programs have gone on to raise an additional $86M in follow on funding – and have created over 300 jobs. We specialize in commercializing research from labs and universities into the market. We invest between $50 – $500k in seed stage rounds to enable startups to develop a prototype or complete a market milestone to attract further investment.