The MEIA Pitch Finale is the culmination of work by teams participating in the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator’s latest cohort. The winner of this pitch competition will receive $1,000, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Commerce.

June 21 from 3-5 pm, we will be joined by guest speaker James Zahler, Associate Director for Technology to Market at ARPA-e, Maryland Clean Energy Center Board Chair Geoff Oxnam, and previous presenting companies ACTIVECHARGE, InventWood, and HighT-Tech will give updates.

Featuring Four Startups:

  • ATP-MD, LLC is commercializing their patented Combined Remediation Biomass and Bio-Product Production (CRBBP) Process to produce bio-products from biomass sorghum crops.
  • CUPtech is commercializing a process, developed by Chao Wang at Johns Hopkins University, to produce compounds such as Benzene, Toluene and Xylene from mixed waste plastics to provide true circular plastics solutions.
  • Dynami Battery has created a drop-in battery manufacturing technology for honeycomb-inspired battery electrodes that create secondary pore networks, enabling superfast charging and high powered batteries.
  • eDAC is commercializing an electrochemical Direct Air Capture methodology, developed by Chao Wang, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, that will capture CO2 directly from the air for utilization and sequestration.

The Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA), a program of the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), is a venture development and advancement program focused on commercializing advanced energy and climate technologies developed at Maryland-based businesses, universities, and federal laboratories. MEIA uniquely blends the “pull” of an early-stage venture development program with the “push” of accelerating existing pre-revenue businesses to create investible companies that will become the foundation of Maryland’s newest economic cluster.