Students Encouraged to Submit Energy Technology Ideas as Part of EnergyTech National Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions recently launched the second round of the American-Made EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), an engaging competition that challenges multidisciplinary student teams to develop and present a business plan that leverages high-potential energy technologies.

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Student teams in the EnergyTech Up competition will have the opportunity to compete for a total of $370,000 in cash prizes as they present their plans to a panel of industry judges.

The Syracuse Center of Excellence (CoE) is once again hosting the DOE’s EnergyTech UP’s innovative prize, which asks student teams to identify an energy technology, assess its market potential and then develop a strategy for commercialization.

Student teams will have the opportunity to compete for a total of $370,000 in cash prizes as they present their plans to a panel of industry judges.

Syracuse CoE was selected as one of 15 EnergyTech UP Regional Convening Partners, as part of a collaboration with NYSERDA and CenterState CEO’s Clean Tech Center. Syracuse is hosting the Regional Explore Event, where students have an opportunity to build their leadership and entrepreneurial skills while providing exposure to all of the innovative energy technologies waiting to be commercialized.

Any interested students or faculty are encouraged to start following EnergyTech UP to stay current on submission deadlines and requirements, prize rules and more. Prize administrators are holding an informational webinar to share details about the $370,000 available to students, inspire ideas around energy technologies, and answer questions from potential participants. Register now for the webinar, which takes place at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 26.

Students Encouraged to Submit Energy Technology Ideas as Part of EnergyTech National Competition