How to Apply

How to Apply

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

To be evaluated, applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Be a growth-stage company with an innovative solution to one of the open challenges

    • Solutions do not necessarily need to be designed for a water/wastewater based system, but need to address the challenge.

    • Nonprofits may apply as they are registered as not-for-profit corporations. 

  • Have technology that is at least in beta version (i.e., working prototype with active users) and successfully deployed with at least one customer.

  • Public companies, and subsidiaries of public companies, are not eligible to apply

  • Be a corporation, joint venture, partnership, or LLC as defined by Applicable Law and registered to do business in the State of New York (“NYS Registration”)

    • If you are not yet registered to do business in the State of New York, please do so prior to starting the Proof of Concept phase.

  • Store all DEP data in the US

    • Companies are subject to NYC Cyber Command review prior to beginning Proof of Concepts

Application Guide Video

Watch this Loom tutorial on how to apply through the F6S platform, led by the Director of Innovation Programs.

Information Session

Join us on June 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a remote information session and learn about applying to the 2024 program. Webinar attendees may submit questions in the registration form. 

During this session you can expect to:

  • Discover the benefits of joining the Lab

  • Understand evaluation criteria and resources during the Lab

  • Learn directly from DEP experts to guide your application