New Hampshire Taps Innovative Green Businesses in Partnership
New Hampshire announced on April 28 that it has selected six businesses to participate in the second round of the Green Launching Pad, a public-private partnership to boost new clean technology enterprises. The program, supported by DOE with $1.5 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, relies on a partnership between the state and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) that helps innovative companies bring new products to market. Last year, UNH faculty, staff, and students provided intensive support to five New Hampshire companies working to bring new, clean-energy products to market.
About 50 businesses and entrepreneurs submitted applications seeking to take part in the Green Launching Pad. An advisory board selected six business teams that will be supported during an intensive summer business accelerator program aligned with UNH. Among this year's awardees are the maker of a low-cost solar collector, a pioneer in modular energy storage, and a company seeking to promote hydroelectric power by restoring dams. See the New Hampshire press release.