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The SunShot Catalyst Program

Helping your ideas for solar become real products in the marketplace.

Department of Energy - Energy Programs

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $1,000,000
Type of Challenge: Software and apps
Submission Start: 05/22/2014 08:00 PM ET
Submission End: 09/21/2015 08:00 PM ET

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The U.S. Department of Energys SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation prize program designed for rapidly creating products that solve time-sensitive U.S. solar market needs. Catalyst consists of four steps with value awarded to all winning contestants totaling $1,000,000 including approximately $500,000 in cash prizes: Ideation, Business Innovation, Prototyping, and Incubation.