In EnergyTech UP, student teams will compete for cash prizes for successfully identifying a promising energy technology, assessing its market potential, and creating a business plan for commercialization. Through the student portion of the competition, EnergyTech UP aims to cultivate the next generation of energy innovators while accelerating the transfer of energy technologies to market. In 2023 alone, the competition engaged more than 600 student participants within 184 teams from 124 collegiate institutions. By empowering a growing number of diverse students across the nation with knowledge and skills in the area of energy technology commercialization, DOE seeks to stimulate the growth of the next generation of clean energy technology entrepreneurs.
This prize seeks to attract and support the talented students of today and help them develop into the engineers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, market analysts, and project developers of tomorrow. Multidisciplinary student teams will develop and present a business plan that leverages national laboratory-developed or other high-potential energy technologies, including university-developed technologies or other technologies of interest to student competitors.
Student track information on competition phases: https://americanmadechallenges.org/challenges/energytechup/docs/EnergyTech-University-Prize-2024-Official-Rules.pdf#page=10
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