a. They are new applicants of PowerBridgeNYb. They have technology that is not traditionally cleantech but could be redirected to the sector.c. They have a technology applicable to a non-cleantech industry (i.e life sciences, media, etc.) that could have a significant, quantifiable, energy or resource-savings impact. If you fall into one of these three categories, you could be eligible for a $1,000 Visa gift card if you submit your idea by September 16 and are invited to submit a pre-proposal. Researchers who do not qualify for Idea grants are still eligible and encouraged to submit a pre-proposal by October 7th. The pre-proposal application can be found here.