2023 IgniteX Accelerator | Black & Veath | Black & Veatch
IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator

Advancing Innovation in Sustainability

Together, we can accelerate a net-zero carbon future. APPLY NOW.


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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. 

Through this year’s IgniteX Program, we are soliciting proposals from bold, leading-edge thinkers and partners for technologies that promise to accelerate the development of decarbonization solutions. 

What is the IgniteX Program?

IgniteX is a DOE EPIC Prize-recognized 12-week primarily virtual program designed to empower start-ups offering scalable solutions for critical human infrastructure. Program participants partner with Black & Veatch experts to co-develop, pilot, and market their new technology. Participants receive mentorship, access to our vast industry network, product testing opportunities, pitch development coaching, investor introductions, and potential funding up to $50,000.


Looking for innovations in:

  • Alternative fuels, foods, and materials
  • Carbon capture, utilization, and Storage
  • Circular economy
  • Clean energy
  • Clean transportation
  • Climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency
  • Construction technology
  • Water/wastewater (energy-efficient treatment and GHG monitoring/mitigation)

Get in Touch

Learn more about how Black & Veatch makes the invisible, invaluable by amplifying innovative ideas. Connect with our growth accelerator team at ignitex@bv.com.

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