New York City tap water is world-renowned for its quality and New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in 100 years
We want to keep it that way.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) seeks to be a world class water and wastewater utility, while building a sustainable future for all New Yorkers.
Climate change has created new challenges for water and wastewater utilities across the country. The Environmental Tech Lab will identify innovative solutions to address complex DEP priorities.
Solving critical challenges
Each year, the Environmental Tech Lab will invite applicants to solve two challenges facing water and wastewater utilities and the broader sustainability ecosystem.
Get notified when applications open
Challenges are announced based on agency leadership’s goals and priorities.
Growth-stage companies apply online, detailing evidence of product-market fit.
Experts from water and sustainability sectors review applications.
Promising companies are selected for accelerated proof of concept to conduct a minimally viable technology test.
Successful companies engage in a yearlong pilot demonstrating technology at scale.
Cutting the red tape
The Environmental Tech Lab is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Partnership Fund for New York City.
We provide companies with expedited paths to testing, expert feedback, access to key decision makers from DEP, and an accelerated go/no-go decision. Companies with exceptional use cases will be selected for a yearlong pilot with the agency.