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.
Switched On: Student Innovations in Cleantech will showcase 8 of the most innovative cleantech business ideas being worked on by university students throughout the Midwest.
Switched On: Student Innovations in Cleantech will showcase 8 of the most innovative cleantech business ideas being worked on by university students throughout the Midwest. After coaching and mentorship from Clean Energy Trust staff and external subject matter experts, these 8 finalist teams will pitch at the final event to determine the winner of the $50,000 Cleantech University Prize sponsored by the Department of Energy.
Switched On will give attendees a glimpse into the early stages of research commercialization and science entrepreneurship, the opportunity to learn more about how our Midwestern universities are supporting student companies, and a chance for high level networking with our university and civic partners.
Student innovations will be presented from the following universities:
Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH
Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Northwestern University – Chicago, IL
University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
For a full list of the eight finalist teams who will compete, click here.
mHUB (965 W Chicago Ave)
February 8, 2018
3:00 – 6:00 – pitches and talks
ft. keynote from Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
Reception and winner announcement to follow.