Radiator Labs Reaches Semi-Finals of Engadget Insert Coin: New Challengers Challenge

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Radiator Labs, the innovative radiator retrofit working to bring steam into the 21st Century, and the regional winner from MIT in the 2012 DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, is a semi-finalist in the Engadget Insert Coin: New Challengers, a new competition aimed at helping to make dream gadgets a reality. The contest will bring together Engadget editors, readers, and a panel of expert judges to help choose tech's next great gadget. The winner will be crowned at Expand, taking home a cash prize and a guaranteed Engadget review. Vote now for your favorite gadget on their site, and good luck to Radiator Labs! [More]

Attend the University of Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge Event!

clock February 5, 2013 12:53
Do you want an opportunity to see some of the best ideas for innovative clean energy technology in Michigan? Well, you have your opportunity. Next Thursday and Friday, February 14-15th, the University of Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge, a sub region of the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, will be holding their semi-finals and finals judging on the Ann Arbor campus. The public is invited to attend the Lunch Reception and the Award Ceremony at Ross School of Business on the 15th. [More]

Apply by March 4th for the CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge!

clock January 31, 2013 16:04
Do you have a great idea for a technology that will change the face of the cleantech sector? Well you have an opportunity to pitch that idea at the University of Colorado Boulder's (CU) Cleantech New Venture Challenge. The CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition gives students an entrepreneurial experience that can not only change lives, but also maybe even change the world. Apply by March 4th to compete! [More]

MIT Clean Energy Prize: Want to Learn More?

clock January 23, 2013 15:25
MIT has released a great short video about how to get involved in their Business Plan Competition, the MIT Clean Energy Prize. The Clean Energy Prize is one of the regional competitions supported by the U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. Watch the quick video ... [More]

Radiator Labs: Working to Bring Steam Into the 21st Century

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Radiator Labs, a competitor in the 2012 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition as the winner of the MIT Clean Energy Prize, is launching a pilot project at Columbia University with the Fraunhofer CSE TechBridge program, an EERE Innovation Ecosystems grant recipient. Radiator Labs' innovative technology seeks to manage heat loss from steam powered radiators by creating a state-of-the-art retrofit. [More]

Ohio Students Contend for Clean Energy Challenge

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The 2013 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is entering its first stage of competition at the regional level, with the Ohio Clean Energy Challenge event right around the corner. On January 29th, some of Ohio’s most innovative student entrepreneurs will pitch their cutting-edge technologies and business plans to a judging panel of industry experts and investment professionals in Columbus. [More]

Forbes 30 Under 30 Highlights Competitors in the 2012 DOE Business Plan Competition

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For the second year, Forbes has released its annual "30 Under 30" list, highlighting the best and the brightest young minds spanning different sectors who are ready to change the world. Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels of expert judges to chose the field’s preeminent stars under the age of 30 for each category, ranging from energy to Hollywood.

This year's list of Energy 30 Under 30 shows the range of innovators and entrepreneurs, striving the change the face of energy as we know it. Included on this list were three of our competitors from the 2012 Competition: Qichoa Hu (SolidEnergy Systems), Yaniv Scherson (Stanford Nitrogen Group), and Chris Wilmer (NuMat Technologies). The Business Plan Competition team congratulates these three young entrepreneurs for all of their success and we hope that the Competition continues to attract the country's best young entrepreneurs. [More]

A (Late) Congratulations to the 2012 Competition Winners!

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The 2012 National Business Plan Competition was an enormous success. With speakers like Secretary Chu and the Chief Technology Officer Todd Parks, the 2012 Competition brought together experts from the business, venture capitalist and federal fields for a discussion about inspiring young entreprenue... [More]

Six Runner-up Teams Will Attend the Inaugural Event

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The six runner-up teams from each regional competition are also attending the inaugural National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition events in Washington, D.C. next week. While they will not be presenting their pitches on Wednesday they will have abundant opportunities to network, meet potential investors and receive advise on their plan from cleantech experts. Sometimes, the second place teams become the next revolutionary company, so get to know them through these short profiles of the teams. [More]

Vote For Your Favorite!

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Get to know the teams competing the inaugural national competition. This blog will tell you a little about the teams, who they are and how they began their journey to Washington, D.C. Voting opened this morning for the public to determine which team is their favorite. Video clips and summaries are posted on the Department of Energy's website. Click "like" to vote!