The Clean Energy Trust has announced the 17 finalists that will compete for a chunk of $300,000 in prize money and mentoring in Chicago on April 4th.
The 2013 Clean Energy Challenge offers more than $300,000 in cash prizes for Midwestern researchers, students and entrepreneurs who have transformative clean energy business ideas.
The winners of the Clean Energy Challenge Business Competition and the Student Challenge are In – Hyrax Energy and NuMat Technologies both walked away with 100k.
The Midwest’s big cleantech competition is down to 10 finalists, with startups focused on everything from biofuels to whole-tree construction vying for prizes.
Finalists from the Clean Energy Trust’s 2011 Clean Energy Challenge are raising funding and growing their companies.
Applications are now being accepted for the Clean Energy Trust’s Midwest Business Clean Energy Challenge, which includes a student competition this year.
The 2012 Clean Energy Challenge is be expanded to include student business concepts from across the Midwest, with winners getting mentors for help with the finals.