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IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator

Seeking Sustainable Innovators

We’re looking for partners to help accelerate a net-zero carbon future.

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$1 million

in investments, grants and
in-kind services over past 2 years


applications submitted
to our IgniteX challenges


investments or partnerships
with start-up or other companies


This is our challenge. This is our chance.

For over 100 years, Black & Veatch has been a leader in the design and construction of sustainable infrastructure. Today, we recognize that climate change represents perhaps the greatest threat humanity has ever faced… and presents one of the great opportunities for innovation in our history.

So we’re looking for bold, committed partners to help us accelerate the development of decarbonization solutions.


What is the IgniteX Program?

This 12-week virtual program is designed to partner with start-ups offering scalable solutions for critical human infrastructure. During the program, you will be partnered with Black & Veatch experts to co-develop, pilot, and/or market your new solution. As a solutions partner, you’ll receive opportunities for mentorship, access to our vast network, product testing, pitch development, investor introductions and funding up to $50,000. Previous years’ programs have focused on cleantech and pandemic response.

For questions about this year’s challenge, contact the BV IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator team today.


Looking for innovations in:

  • Hydrogen/Ammonia
  • Alternative fuels
  • Carbon capture, utilization and storage
  • Consulting, road mapping, accounting
  • Fugitive methane emissions
  • Renewables/storage/electric vehicles
  • Carbon-neutral construction materials
  • Mitigation/Adaptation
  • Circular economy
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View IgniteX Innovators

Congratulations to one of our #IgniteX alums Electriphi on their recent merger with Ford Motor Company!

Watch how their software will be used to develop advanced charging and energy management experiences for electric vehicles.


“Black & Veatch is a powerhouse, bringing startups not just marketing and sales expertise but project development and deployment.”

Sergie Albino, CEO, ecoSPEARS — 2019 Cohort


Novonutrients, from our CleanTech Accelerator is turning greenhouse gas into animal feed, beginning with a focus on the aquaculture industry.

Learn more about how these innovators are helping the world tackle the climate problem by turning CO2 waste into a useful protein product.

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We seek partners in innovation. Let's start the conversation.