NextGen HVAC Innovation Challenges (3519)

Due Date:  08/03/2017  (Round 1); 04/26/2018  (Round 2); 01/17/2019  (Round 3); 08/29/2019  (Round 4)


The NextGen HVAC funding opportunity will help develop energy efficient building technologies and new business models for New York’s building industry, in order to tackle emissions from New York’s building stock. This funding opportunity focuses on cutting edge HVAC systems.

From 2017-2019, NYSERDA will issue a series of innovation challenges with a total of $15 million of available funding. The innovation challenges will be focused on improving the performance and value propositions of current and next generation HVAC innovations for New York’s buildings. These innovation challenges will identify attributes that drive HVAC innovation and challenge the innovation/entrepreneur community to develop systems that deliver on those attributes, help establish credibility of new companies and products through engagement and involvement of influential buildings sector stakeholders, and drive market entry through identification and leveraging of existing channels to market for HVAC products and services.
In the second of four planned rounds of innovation challenges, NYSERDA is seeking concept papers focusing on:
  • Advanced solutions for packaged terminal air conditioners/heat pumps
  • HVAC controls and control products
  • Compressorless HVAC innovations
NYSERDA will review and select concept paper submissions through a competitive process. The most promising will receive a request to submit a full proposal.

Webinar Meeting:
Informational Meeting: NYSERDA is hosting a webinar for potential proposers of Concept Papers on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 2:00 PM, EST. Please visit to join the online event. Pre-registration is not required. Access code: 663 494 422. Event password: HVAC2018. If you would like to join the conference via audio only: +1-415-655-0001 Access code: 663 494 422.
In advance of the webinar, please submit questions to Questions are due by noon on December 19th. The webinar will outline the submission process as well as the three categories in which NYSERDA is accepting proposals.



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