Validation Services with

Awardees selected for a Fraunhofer Validation Project will receive technical and validation services from the world renowned Fraunhofer R&D network. A number of different types of services up to $100,000 in value may be rendered during a project, including: modeling, testing, prototyping, and demonstration.

Applicants appropriate for this offering will be developing a product or service that could benefit from targeted technical validation services.

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Launch Program: Startup Acceleration with

Awardees selected for Greentown Launch will receive a number of services and resources. In addition to incubation and prototyping space, startups will have access to the full range of community benefits at Greentown Labs and up to $130,000 worth of tools, products and services. During their time at Greentown Labs, startups will have regular, on-site relationship building and collaboration opportunities with DSM experts and participate in training workshops focused on investor and partnership-readiness.

Applicants appropriate for this offering will be developing a working prototype and will be in need of space, mentorship and access to industry strategic partners to refine their product.

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Partnership with

Awardees selected for DSM Partnership will receive unparalleled access to critical services for commercialization, including global marketing and sales channels and customer testing and certification. This access is through DSM, a global, science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials which is building a young and fast growing business in solar.

Applicants appropriate for this offering will be in need of a corporate partner to scale their business.

Venturing Investment from

Awardees selected for DSM Venturing Investment will receive venture funding from DSM in exchange for a minority equity stake in their companies. Awardees will get access to DSM’s other portfolio companies, network, and strategic advice.

Applicants for this offering may be at any stage in their development, from idea to commercial.