PNW Innovation Challenge Series

The PNW Innovation Challenge Series connects Canadian innovators with Industry Partners from the Pacific Northwest US

Securing the Energy Grid with MISO

Moonbeam and the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle are organizing an Innovation Challenge to help US transmission owners, utility operators, and other energy stakeholders leverage Canadian innovation to address energy grid security and resiliency concerns.

Selected applicants will have an opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the US power grid sector, pitch their solution, and possibly explore collaboration with industry partners to solve industry-wide challenges.

Technology Areas of Interest:

    • Cybersecurity

    • Business Continuity

    • Disaster Recovery

    • Service Reliability / Resiliency

More about MISO

MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based organization responsible for operating the power grid across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.

"The work we are doing is not optional — to maintain system reliability, we must respond to the unprecedented change we all face and to avoid the severe health, safety, and economic impacts of prolonged outages."

- John Bear, CEO of MISO

Who Should Apply

  • Canada-based startups and SMEs with relevant technology

  • Research labs

  • Industry clusters

What's Required

  • Ability to


  • April 15: application opens

  • May 1: Industry Challenge Overview (via Zoom)

  • May 10: application closes

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