What is the Southern California Energy Innovation Network, or SCEIN?

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Oct 1, 2021

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The Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) is a free program for startups that are developing solutions to help California meet its energy goals. It was setup through a grant from the California Energy Commission awarded in 2016.

The network provides access to the resources and facilities of regional partner organizations and connections with industry in order to help energy innovation startups and emerging technologies to accelerate their commercialization.

To get into SCEIN’s startup support program, there’s is a set of requirements you need to meet as applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You may start the application process by visiting the link below.

Empower Innovation

39 Companies and $225 million in Capital Investment

SCEIN’s track record is rather impressive with the network helping 39 active companies to raise $225 million from public and private sources. These startups have employed 362 people until now. SCEIN backed startups are innovating across several energy innovation sub-segments, including:

  1. Energy Storage
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Clean Transportation
  4. Renewable Energy Generation
  5. Smart Grid and Energy Services
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Pleasantly, the SCEIN network startups are progressing along their growth curve nicely. Take for example Helicoid, KIGT, ReJoule, SiLi Ion and Xtelligent. The latter also secured $3.6 Million in DoE focused grant for a project aiming to improve freight movement across major logistics and distribution hubs of LA, San Bernardino, and other counties.

Expansion of SCEIN Partner Network

The network’s management team has worked to expand the network of partners it has in the Inland Empire. It added University of California, Riverside or UCR as its SCEIN program partner and subcontractor. The university leads SCEIN’s program management across the Inland Empire.

The portfolio companies of SCEIN can utilize UCR’s facilities, CE-CERT test beds and subject matter experts. The SCEIN network also works to increase its visibility and work in the underserved communities. For that end, the network has provided co-working space and prototyping as well as workshop services for SCEIN entrepreneurs.

Innovation Partners

  • OASIS: A sustainability Innovation Park
  • IEGO: Inland Empire Growth and Opportunity
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Startempire Wire reported that SCEIN awarded a $450K grant to the University of California, Riverside.

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.

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