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 $25,000 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 SunRISE II receive incubation and community benefits at Greentown Labs, including tools, products and services such as SOLIDWORKS, Altium, a machine shop, electronics equipment, legal and marketing support.

Startups will participate in a structured program featuring workshops focused on topics of value to companies in the solar market that will de-risk their businesses and increase their chances of gaining investment from DSM. SunRISE II startups will have opportunities to communicate with DSM experts, participate in workshops focused on investor and partnership-readiness and immerse themselves in the strong Boston-area cleantech ecosystem which is filled with innovative corporations, universities, investors, and startups that are changing the way the world thinks about energy. 

Applicants appropriate for this offering will be developing/refining a working prototype and in need of mentorship, access to strategic partners and prototyping advice/space 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.