Accelerating Solutions that Safeguard our Communities from the Effects of COVID-19
The Black & Veatch IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator is helping growing companies scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope, and protect the economy.
Black & Veatch IgniteX Demo Day 2020
Hear directly from the companies who have participated in our 12-week accelerator program to further advance the development of their solutions around disinfection, environmental sensing, facilitating a safe return-to-work, health screening, and tracking/tracing.
IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator Launches Projects in U.S.
With the goal of delivering solutions to safeguard communities against COVID-19, Black & Veatch’s IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator has deployed five projects of new-to-market technologies at commercial sites in the United States.
About the Program
We have a funding goal of $500,000 in the form of grants and/or in-kind services, with a wealth of connections and resources to bring your idea to reality.
We bring decades of experience in nearly every critical industry. With a team of 10,000+ professionals and offices around the globe, we can build, deploy and commercialize solutions with unmatched speed and efficacy.
Gain access to a vast network of mentors, customers and investors. Our clients, from governments to global companies, are actively seeking solutions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
LaunchKC’s accelerator platform partners Kansas City corporations with tech startups. We select startups that align with each corporation’s goals, providing them access to exciting innovative products and services. Startups chosen for the program will receive unprecedented resources from our corporate partners.
Black & Veatch’s incubator launches campaign for coronavirus solutions
From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.Learn More
Demo Day Recap: The IgniteX Class of 2019
“We have a lot to build.”
That was the recurring theme at the first Black & Veatch Ignitex Demo Day. Held on November 13, 2019, at the Gallery Event Space in downtown Kansas City, the event was the culmination of the 12-week cleantech accelerator program conducted by Black & Veatch and supported by LaunchKC.Learn More
Black & Veatch selects 18 partners to participate in COVID-19 response accelerator
Less than four months after launching the initiative to find innovative solutions to the coronavirus pandemic, Black & Veatch has chosen 18 partners for its ambitious IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator intent on developing and deploying emerging technologies to the fight against the disease.Learn More