Have an innovative business idea that you think could make a difference? Just need the cash to make it happen? Calling all university students interested in low-carbon technologies and entrepreneurship! The new economy is largely dependent on clean energy technology and the US Department of Energy is hosting a premier opportunity to pitch your ideas: The Regional Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.
Six regional competitions across the US will serve as platforms for students to transform great clean energy ideas into great businesses. You have a chance to bring your clean technologies to the market through creative business solutions.
Plan submissions will be accepted starting today, though regional deadlines vary, so be sure to check out your area’s submission deadline.
The regional competitions will be completed by May 1st, 2012. Panels of expert judges will select a winning team from each region to advance to the finals. The six regional winners will each receive $100,000 and a chance to compete for a National Grand Prize at a competition held at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., in early summer 2012. Click here for more detailed information. Make it happen: your clean tech idea can become a reality!
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