2023 EnergyTech University Prize
Business Plan Competition
Sponsored by the Dept. of Energy - $370,000 in prizes
Texas Regional Explore Event hosted by Rice Alliance on Wednesday, February 15
Sponsored by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE), the EnergyTech UP is a collegiate competition challenging multidisciplinary student teams to develop and present a business plan that leverages DOE national laboratory-developed and other high-potential energy technologies or other technologies of interest to student competitors. Prizes will be awarded to teams that successfully identify an energy technology, assess its market potential, and propose a strategy for commercialization.
Learn more at the Informational Webinar, December 6 at 3:00 PM ET: register here
Rice University is hosting one of 15 virtual regional competitions to determine which teams advance to the live final event. At the Texas Regional event, twelve invited teams will present their plan to a panel of judges at a virtual event, and one team will win a $3,000 cash prize and advance to the Finals in Austin, Texas in March. And there are two other chances to win cash prizes at the regional competitions!
Any student team can apply, and you can choose the regional competition that best fits your location.
Applications due January 26, 2023
Full details are on the EnergyTech UP page of our website on the event website.
Register and Apply here by January 26, 2023
Teams comprised of university or college students
At least two students on the team
Create a business plan based on a national lab technology or technology from your university
Please see the official rules for full details.
How to Apply:
Log on to the competition website at HeroX.com -> EnergyTechUP https://www.herox.com/EnergyTechUP
Set up your team profile by clicking "Solve This Challenge"
Read the official rules to confirm your are eligible
Click "Begin Entry" from the event homepage to fill out application (and click "Save and Preview" to save your work)
Submit your application (questionnaire, 200-word statement and business plan) by Jan. 26
December 6, 2022 - Informational Webinar (register here)
January 26, 2023 - Application Deadline
February 9, 2023 - List of competing teams announced
February 15, 2023 - Texas Regional Virtual Competition (virtual)
April 3, 2023 - National Finals Live in Austin, Texas
Watch the first informational webinar, check the FAQ page, and register for the upcoming virtual info session.