UC Berkeley has been selected as one of eight national hosts for the Department of Energy (DOE) Cleantech University Prize competitions for aspiring collegiate cleantech entrepreneurs.
Each fall student teams from across the region will apply to the DOE-sponsored competition, named the Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP). Selected teams will receive cleantech mentorship, access to UC Berkeley fabrication/prototyping spaces, and entrepreneurial training. After four months of mentorship and training, selected student teams will compete for the $100,000 Berkeley CUP which will be awarded in conjunction with the annual BECI Philomathia Forum and BERC Energy Summit.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Cleantech University Prize program aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them with competitive funding for business and commercialization training and other educational opportunities.
For further information about the Berkeley CUP competition visit: www.beci.berkeley.edu/cup.
View the full press release from the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute.
From UC Berkeley News Center: “$100,000 competition to stimulate innovative clean technology.”
The Berkeley CUP is hosted in collaboration with the CITRIS Foundry. The competition Advisory Board includes:
- Alic Chen, Co-Founder, CITRIS Foundry
- Peter Minor, Co-Founder, CITRIS Foundry
- Therese Peffer, CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative and CIEE
- Julie Sammons, Director of Communications and Outreach, CITRIS
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