C2M: Cleantech to Market

Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a partnership between graduate students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry professionals to help accellerate the commercialization of emerging cleantech. In the process, C2M also develops the next generation of innovative cleantech leaders.

  • Entrepreneurs & Researchers

C2M first evaluates and selects promising cleantech inventions from existing startups, leading universities, and Department of Energy labs.  

  • Graduate Students

C2M then handpicks graduate student commercialization teams from over 20 UC Berkeley disciplines, including business, engineering, science, law, policy, and the Energy and Resources Group. C2M matches their academic and work experience with each project.

  • Cleantech Professionals

C2M supports the teams with leading cleantech professionals who bring deep subject matter expertise (e.g., batteries and related components and controls, electric grid operations, economics, early stage venture). They help guide the students as speakers, mentors, and contacts.