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Students Encouraged to Submit Energy Technology Ideas as Part of EnergyTech National Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions recently launched the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), an engaging competition that challenges post-secondary students to develop and present a business plan that leverages lab-developed and other high-potential energy technologies.
The Syracuse Center of Excellence (CoE) was selected as one of 15 EnergyTech UP Regional Convening Partners, as part of a collaboration with NYSERDA and CenterState CEO’s Clean Tech Center. Students can team up and take part in a competition to win more than $250,000 in prize money for successfully identifying an energy technology, assessing its market potential and proposing a strategy for commercialization.
Interested in competing?
- Explore possible technology opportunities on the Lab Partnering Service, read more about prizes and the official rules.
- Register a team and/or submit an idea by Jan. 31.
- Participate in the virtual regional Explore Event, hosted by NYSERDA, SyracuseCoE and the CleanTech Center, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 18 to qualify for the national competition. More information will be announced.
During the first phase of EnergyTech UP, students explore business and energy technology opportunities and present their findings at the regional Explore Event. Once the regional event wraps up, judges will identify which team will advance to the national competition in March.
In addition to winning cash prizes, students competing in EnergyTech UP will:
- Receive tailored mentorship and Energy I-Corp materials.
- Develop business plans specifically for the energy industry.
- Work directly with the U.S. Department of Energy and national laboratories.
- Network with industry professionals at Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week.