Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Catalyst & Diversity in Cleantech Program

The application period for Spring 2022 grants has closed.

MassCEC Catalyst & Diversity in Cleantech Early Stage (DICES) Program

MassVentures co-manages this grant program with the MassCEC. Catalyst/DICES provides grants of up to $65,000 to researchers and early-stage companies looking to demonstrate initial prototypes of their clean energy technologies. Additional grants are now earmarked for eligible woman-and minority-owned early-stage companies. This program seeks to advance innovation of clean energy technologies and help to transform new discoveries from the research stage into commercially viable technologies, through grant awards and business mentoring. See the Focus Areas.

Read about past Catalyst grantees.


  • Application Period Opens January 18, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Questions March 4, 2022
  • MassCEC to Post Responses to Questions March 6, 2022
  • Proposals Due March 18, 2022 (by midnight)
  • Applicants Notified of Finalist Status April 21, 2022
  • Finalists' Presentations May 24 & 25, 2022
  • Finalists Notified of Award Status June 30, 2022

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