Students Showcase Clean Energy Startups
Innovative students and their promising clean energy technologies were showcased in Denver for the Department of Energy's national Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) competition.
Cleantech UP, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a premier opportunity for university students to tap into entrepreneurial ambition and passion for change. Students are asked to submit a business plan for a clean energy startup idea, 8-10 finalists will be chosen, and one team will win a $50,000 grant to further develop their idea.
As one of eight regional partners for the Department of Energy’s Cleantech UP, Clean Energy Trust will showcase the most innovative and promising university-based cleantech companies in the Midwest, of which one will receive a $50,000 grant.
Clean Energy Trust intends to maximize each student applicant’s access to quality mentorship, business development, and exposure. However, just 8-10 finalist teams will be selected to take part in a mini-accelerator, where they will have access to CET’s leading network of mentors, tailored curriculum, and our community of experienced innovators.
The winner of our final event – the Cleantech UP Showcase – will be determined by a panel of expert cleantech industry judges. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will also go on to present at the Clean Energy Trust Challenge event – as well as the DoE National Cleantech UP competition.