NuMat Technologies Closes on a $2M Round

clock July 12, 2013 11:27
The winner of the 2012 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, NuMat Technologies, has announced that it has closed on a $2M round of funding from private investors to grow its company. In addition to its recent financial success, NuMat has been meeting several commercialization goals and has secured an exclusive license with Northwestern University. [More]


SiNode Systems Wins the Second Annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

clock June 14, 2013 09:18
The Department of Energy is proud to announce that SiNode Systems from Northwestern University has won the second annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The competition aims to inspire university teams across the country and promote entrepreneurship in clean energy tec... [More]


Vote for People's Choice Award!

clock June 6, 2013 14:30
As the final days count down to the 2013 DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, public voting for "People's Choice" has been launched on DOE's site! You can vote here: http://energy.gov/2013-national-clean-energy-business-plan-competition. The winner of the People's Choice award w... [More]


DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Grand Prize Agenda

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  June 12, 2013 The public event of the 2013 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition will explore several themes in an open forum, including customer identification and the importance of vetting technology in the energy sector, the changing face of financing early-stage startups in ... [More]


2013 DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Agenda

clock May 28, 2013 20:32
  The 2013 National Competition is almost upon us! The event will bring together a variety of stakeholders and will highlight the great innovators from aross the country. Details on livestreaming for June 12th will be available soon! June 11, 2013 CLEANTECH FORUM  INVITATION ONLY EVENT... [More]


The Regional Winners Have Been Announced!

clock May 9, 2013 11:47
  Underscoring the Obama Administration’s commitment to support the next generation of energy leaders, the U.S. Energy Department today announced the six regional winners of its National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The initiative inspires university teams across the coun... [More]


SiNode Systems Dominates at the Rice Business Plan Competition

clock April 15, 2013 14:18
SiNode Systems from Northwestern University dominated at the Rice Business Plan Competition and became our latest regional winner in the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. SiNode's technology increases both the energy capacity and power density of lithium ion batteries. Their success at Rice is punctuated by their personal tale of perseverance. [More]


Bioadhesive Alliance Inc. Wins the ACC Clean Energy Challenge

clock April 12, 2013 16:11
Bioadhesive Alliance Inc., a company that has developed a bio-based adhesive that can be a substitute for petroleum-based asphalt binder, reducing the cost and carbon impact and increasing the durability of asphalt, has taken top prize at the ACC Clean Energy Challenge. The company will represent the Southeastern region at the National Competition in June. [More]


Bearing Analytics Takes Top Student Prize at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge

clock April 12, 2013 12:51
Bearing Analytics, of Purdue University, is the first team to advance to the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The company won the top student prize at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago on April 4th. Bearing Analytics offers a patent-protected temperature and vibration sensing solution to the industrial bearing market. This technology allows users to predict bearing failure before it happens, helping to alleviate safety concerns, prevent costly gearbox failures in wind turbines, extend product lifetimes and increase energy efficiency. [More]


Clean Energy Trust: How DOE is Making a Difference in Commercialization

clock April 5, 2013 14:34
DOE investments at the local and regional level is helping to change the future of American energy. One example is DOE's investment in the regional Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge, where $300,000 has led to nearly $30 million in follow-on investment in companies that are creating jobs, registering patents and changing the future of American energy. In a guest post written by Winston Lazar of the Clean Energy Trust, several programs funded by DOE are highlighted, including the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. [More]