The Clean Energy Trust (CET) is expanding the 2012 Clean Energy Challenge to include student business concepts from across the Midwest region. The $100,000 Student Challenge grand prize is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
CET and its anchor partners, Cleantech Open, Nortech, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and Washington University St. Louis, will select 18 semi-finalists for the Student Challenge.
Semifinalists from each state will be matched with sector experts and experienced entrepreneurs to prepare for the $100,000 Student Challenge. The final event will be held March 1 in Chicago.
The Student Challenge winners will match up against winning teams from five other regional competitions at the U.S. Department of Energy's national student competition in Washington.
Interested applicants can learn more at the Clean Energy Challenge Roadshow. Events are scheduled to be held at the following locations:
- October 7th at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus
- October 17th at Purdue University
- October 18th at Washington University St. Louis
- October 19th at Illinois Institute of Technology
Plans may be submitted beginning November 1, 2011 online here.The application deadline is December 5, 2011.