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. Students are asked to submit a business plan for their clean energy idea or business, 6-10 finalists will be chosen for a live pitch showcase, and 1 team will win a $50,000 grant to further develop their venture.
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. Finalist teams will be selected to take part in a mini-accelerator, where they will have access to CET’s tailored curriculum, leading network of mentors, and 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 Department of Energy’s National Cleantech UP competition.