Explore innovative energy technologies
As the Great Lakes Regional Convener partner of the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), Evergreen Climate Innovations is pleased to share this collegiate business plan competition offering more than $150,000 in cash prizes to students.
Sponsored by the Office of Technology Transitions at the U.S. Department of Energy, the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) provides students with an exciting opportunity to develop and present a business plan leveraging lab-developed and other high-potential energy technologies.
Opportunity for students
EnergyTech UP awards more than $150,000 in cash prizes to teams that successfully explore an energy technology, refine its market potential, and pitch a strategy for commercialization.
The competition gives students the opportunity to learn, lead, and grow, offering cash prizes to winners based on the strength of their proposal, not the strength of their background.
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 in person at the final competition
This challenge is designed to be approachable, equitable, and scalable, allowing students with or without a background in energy or business to successfully compete. If you choose to participate, you’ll receive the resources and guidance needed to contend with schools across the country.
About the EnergyTech University Prize
Sponsored by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) is a collegiate competition challenging multidisciplinary student teams to develop and present a business plan that leverages DOE national laboratory-developed and other high-potential energy technologies. EnergyTech UP awards cash prizes to teams that successfully identify an energy technology, assess its market potential, and propose a strategy for commercialization. Learn more.