SyracuseCoE Selected as EnergyTech University Prize Regional Convening Partner, in collaboration with NYSERDA and CenterState CEO’s Clean Tech Center

Register your team and submit your idea by the Jan. 31, 2022, deadline!

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) recently launched the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), an engaging competition that challenges post-secondary students to develop and present a business plan that leverages lab-developed and other high-potential energy technologies. EnergyTech UP awards more than $250,000 in cash prizes to teams that successfully identify an energy technology, assess its market potential, and propose 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.

Interested in competing?

  1. Explore possible technology opportunities on the Lab Partnering Service, read more about prizes and the official rules
  2. Register a team and/or submit an idea is Jan. 31, 2022.
  3. Compete on in the virtual regional competition, hosted by NYSERDA, SyracuseCoE and the CleanTech Center on February 18th from 3 to 5pm to qualify for the national competition. More information will be announced.
Register Your Team Now!

The OTT has named NYSERDA, in collaboration with SyracuseCoE and CenterStateCEO’s Clean Tech Center, as one of fifteen Regional Convener partners of the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP). In this role, these organizations will host the competition’s Explore Event, virtually, on February 18th from 3:00 to 5:00pm for students in the surrounding geographic locations.

During the first phase of EnergyTech UP, students explore business and energy technology opportunities and present their findings at the regional Explore Event, virtually, on February 18th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. At the end of the event, judges will identify the top team selected to move on to the national competition in March.

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 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week.

This challenge is designed to be approachable, equitable, and scalable, allowing students with- or without a background in energy or business to successfully compete.

To hear more about EnergyTech Up, follow SyracuseCoE on social media (links below) and DOE / OTT on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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 4 | EnergyTech University Prize Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions 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.