2018 Cleantech University Prize

Sep 18 - Feb 8 | Chicago, IL, US

Clean Energy Trust is a nonprofit that supports early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs with direct investment, venture growth services, and ecosystem development.

About this Program

As one of eight regional partners for the Department of Energy’s Cleantech University Prize, Clean Energy Trust will showcase the most innovative and promising university-based cleantech companies in the Midwest, of which one will receive a $50,000 grant.

Clean Energy Trust intends to maximize each student applicant’s access to quality mentorship, business development, and exposure. Finalist teams will be selected to take part in a mini-accelerator, where they will have access to CET’s leading network of mentors, tailored curriculum, and our community of experienced innovators.

The winner of our final event – the Cleantech UP Showcase – will be determined by a panel of expert cleantech industry judges. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers will also go on to present at the DoE National Cleantech UP competition.


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