UC Berkeley has been selected as one of eight national hosts for the Department of Energy (DOE) Cleantech University Prize competitions for aspiring collegiate cleantech entrepreneurs.
Each fall student teams will apply to the UC Berkeley’s annual DOE-Sponsored Cleantech UP Collegiate Competition, “The Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP)”. Selected teams will receive cleantech mentorship, access to Berkeley fabrication/prototyping spaces and entrepreneurial training. CUP will leverage the larger Berkeley Cleantech Ecosystem including world-class professionals from the Haas School of Business’s Cleantech to Market (C2M), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Cyclotron Road, the American Jobs Project (AJP), the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Foundry, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) and the BECI Energy Challenge. After four months of mentorship and training, the selected student teams will compete for the $100,000 Berkeley CUP which will be awarded in conjunction with the annual BECI Philomathia Forum and BERC Energy Summit.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Cleantech University Prize program aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them with competitive funding for business and commercialization training and other educational opportunities.
For further information on the Berkeley CUP Competition and Prize visit: www.beci.berkeley.edu/cup.