Energy Innovation Lab
PGW and Temple University’s small business development center are proud to host a new incubator project : The Energy Innovation Lab, to empower energy entrepreneurs!
The Energy Innovation Lab is a small business incubator designed to empower energy
entrepreneurs whose product or service ideas have the potential to reimagine the future
of the energy industry, increase energy efficiency and affordability, and meet the evolving
energy needs for Philadelphia residents, underserved communities, and businesses.
A knowledgeable panel of judges will oversee a two-round selection process during which
applicants’ proposals will be evaluated and ranked based on viability; alignment with PGW
mission of enhancing the quality of life for all by delivering safe, reliable, affordable energy
in an environmentally responsible way; and increasing energy access for low-income
The volunteer judges are representatives from Philadelphia’s leading energy, innovation,
and start-up development organizations, including: The City of Philadelphia, Comcast, The
Philadelphia Foundation, University City Science Center, Benjamin Franklin Technology
Partners, NextFab, PGW, and Temple University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
The Energy Innovation Lab will be headquartered at Temple’s SBDC where the selected
energy entrepreneur(s) will receive comprehensive SBDC entrepreneurship support services
and PGW energy industry expert mentoring for the duration of the two-year program, as
well as a stipend of up to $30,000.
The Energy Innovation Lab is actively seeking applicants developing new energy-related
technologies, applications, business models, software, services, and/or energy access
solutions that aim to provide positive community impacts.
To apply and for more details, please visit https://incubator.pgworks.com .
Please submit your application before September 17, 2021