SEP Funds Supported Cleantech Startup Companies

In SEP funds leveraged

In non-state funds leveraged
In investment dollars distributed


Start-ups funded


In Illinois, the State Energy Office collaborated with the Clean Energy Trust (CET) to launch the Illinois Clean Energy Innovation Fund (Fund) to support innovative entrepreneurship and to foster Illinois cleantech sector jobs growth. As an Illinois non-profit, CET works closely with the Office of Energy to evolve and align the Fund with the clean energy economy in Illinois and the Midwest by making direct investments in high-potential, early-stage, Illinois-based cleantech companies. The Office of Energy began administering the Fund in FY2018 in partnership with CET and will continue to provide critical grant funding to Illinois entrepreneurs through a revolving investment structure.

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