2021 IgniteX Accelerator | Black & Veatch
IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator

Advancing Innovation in Sustainability

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

$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. 

Through this year’s IgniteX Program, we’ve solicited 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 12-week virtual program designed to partner with start-ups offering scalable solutions for critical human infrastructure. Program participants are partnered with Black & Veatch experts to co-develop, pilot, and/or market their new technology. Solutions partners 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. 


The results are in!

We are excited to announce the eight startups to make this year’s IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator. Learn more about these innovators and sign up for information on Demo Day. Learn More


For questions about future challenges, contact the BV IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator team today.

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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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