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SPARK VIRGINIA

Net-Zero Needs Nuclear, Hydrogen, and YOU!

SPARK was designed to help Virginia outpace decarbonization goals by supporting the early stage entrepreneurs working to commercialize transformative technology that makes it safer and easier to build, generate, transmit, and consume advanced clean energy in Virginia and beyond.

Energy Production Systems

Cryogenics and Heat Transfer

Alloys and
Membranes

Storage and Transportation

Industrial Sensors and Controls

Awarding $75,000 in Grants to Help Advanced Energy Entrepreneurs Across Virginia

SPARK VIRGINIA tackles the hardest to decarbonize sectors with a series of micro-conferences and pitch competitions hosted in the nine GO Virginia regions. All Spark events are open to the public and entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit their ideas and business to pitch!

Find Your Challenge and SPARK Your Innovation Today!

GO Virginia Regions

Region 4

SPARK RVA
Empowering Innovators and Energizing Change Across Virginia’s Capitol
Feb. 23 – 24, 2023

Watch the Energy Vision Panel >

Watch the Funding Pathways Panel>

Watch the Energy Systems Innovation Panel>

Region 7

SPARK NOVA
Accelerate Smart Cities Innovation Challenge… #InnovateWithPurpose
Apr. 10 – May 25, 2023

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Region 5

SPARK 757
Imagining a New World of Energy Innovation for Hampton Roads and Beyond
May 16, 2023

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Region 2

SPARK NRV

The Future of Clean Energy Panel
Sept. 6 – 7, 2023

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Region 9

SPARK CVA

Dates and locations to be announced.

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Region 1

SPARK SWVA

Dates and locations to be announced. 

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Region 3

SPARK SOUTHSIDE

 IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition

May 1, 2024

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Region 6

SPARK PENINSULA

Dates and locations to be announced.

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Region 8

SPARK HIGHLANDS

Dates and locations to be announced.

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About the EPIC Prize Challenge

SPARK VIRGINIA is made possible through funding provided by the Department of Energy’s EPIC Prize Round 2 Challenge and Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation’s Regional Innovation Fund. The Program was designed in response to DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions’ (OTT) call to build a robust energy innovation ecosystem as a means of increasing local business productivity, improving the commercial success of start-ups, and driving the pace of regional innovation. 

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