Purdue students invited to Sept. 13 callout for $100,000 competition
August 30, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University students with an interest in entrepreneurship and clean-energy solutions can attend an informational callout meeting Sept. 13 to learn about a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored business creation competition.
Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust is soliciting student business concepts from around the Midwest for the second annual Clean Energy Trust Student Challenge. The competition is one of six regional events around the country. The final will be April 4 in Chicago, and a panel of judges will select the winner. The winning team will receive a $100,000 prize made possible by a DOE grant and compete for a national grand prize in Washington, D.C., in early summer 2013.
The 2013 Clean Energy Student Challenge Callout at Purdue will be 6:30 p.m. in Krannert Auditorium in the Krannert Building, 403 W. State St. Purdue researchers and area business leaders will speak about clean-energy research and business development during a moderated discussion. A networking session will immediately follow.
The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization may offer novel energy-related technologies to serve as the basis for student teams' applications. Applications for the Clean Energy Student Challenge can be submitted between Sept. 1 and Dec. 3. Details about forming teams are at http://www.cleanenergytrust.org/apply under the "Student Challenge" link.
The Clean Energy Trust and its anchor partners - Purdue University , Cleantech Open, Nortech, the University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis - will select regional finalists who will be matched with sector experts and experienced entrepreneurs.
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