LTU’s C3 Accelerator to host ‘showcase’ for clients, investors

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator will hold a C3 Accelerator Showcase for clients of its C3 Accelrator program from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.

LTU’s C3 Accelerator is a growth-stage accelerator with up to $1.65 million in funding available in grants, investments, and services, to support product development and growth of technologies in the cleantech, climatech, and circular economy industries.

The event will showcase the companies being supported through this program, along with details on the changing landscape of cleantech innovation and funding opportunities. The event will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Energy; the Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes, and Environment; DTE Energy; the Clean Energy Trust; and Huron River Ventures.

“The C3 Accelerator Showcase is highlighting the best-in-class cleantech, climatech, and circular economy technologies, no matter where they reside in the world,” said Dan Radomski, executive director of LTU’s Centrepolis Accelerator. “The showcase will also highlight the ever-changing cleantech landscape, including current and future funding opportunities to pursue. We are grateful to have the support of EGLE, Wells Fargo, the New Economy Initiative, and others to support this important program, including the commitment to support cleantech ventures led by women, people of color, veterans, and other underrepresented entrepreneurs.”

Cleantech is generally defined as technologies and businesses that provide or support clean energy or sustainable products and services. Climatech refers to technologies and businesses that mitigate the effects of climate change. And the circular economy is based on designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

The event will feature brief investor pitches from 10 C3 Accelerator clients, three of which will win awards, including a People’s Choice Award from attendees. Presenting will be Celcius, developers of chemical-free beauty and health product formulations by infusing de-ionized water with oxygen ions; Change Plastic for Good, a biodegradable plastics maker; Daika Wood, developers of novel processes for recycling wood; Global Battery Solutions, a battery monitoring developer; Intecells, a battery developer; Lilypad, developers of solar-powered boats; Meknology, developers of a novel system for water treatment; Rhombus Energy Solutions, developers of power conversion and energy management systems; Solartonic, developers of wireless solar energy technologies; and X3 Energy, developers of portable power systems.

To register for the free event, visit this link. The Accelerator is located at 21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, MI, 48076.

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers nearly 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 100 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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