Industry Challenge

EDA will not be hosting the Industry Challenge for the FY21 cycle. Check back for other opportunities in the future.

In 2020, Department of Energy partnered with EDA to provide $4 million in funding to pilot the Industry Challenge, which supports entrepreneurship and accelerate company growth within the Blue Economy for the FY20 cycle. View the FY20 Industry Challenge grantees here.

The FY20 Industry Challenge awarded grants to organizations who are:

  • Supporting commercialization of these technologies
  • Improving competitiveness of these startups
  • Increasing connectivity and collaboration between these stakeholders
  • Leveraging the blue economy to support innovation and job creation