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A home for Tough Tech

Together, The Engine Accelerator and Engine Ventures are bridging the gap between discovery and commercialization for breakthrough inventions and accelerating the pathway for Tough Tech founders and companies. Our mission is to address the planet’s most challenging problems and create a positive impact on society and the environment by building Tough Tech.

What is Tough Tech?

Tough Tech is transformational technology that solves the world’s most important challenges through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering and leadership.



The Engine Accelerator supports Tough Tech teams who are working to solve the world’s toughest challenges. We curate comprehensive programs, provide access to specialized infrastructure including labs, equipment, tools, and workspace as well as convene the ecosystem necessary to build transformative technologies from idea to impact.


Engine Ventures invests in the next generation of Tough Tech founders by providing capital, operational expertise, and a powerful academic, commercial, and governmental network to build and scale companies unlocking massive opportunities in climate change, human health, and advanced systems.