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The Allegheny Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition recently announced the 25 teams competing on March 28 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Technologies being pitched by these young innovators include a new smartphone app, processes for producing biofuels, and a wind-powered outdoor charging station. Students participating come from universities across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. Check out all the teams on Carnegie Mellon University's website.
The competition takes place during the Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Energy Week event. This annual event is designed to educate, inform, and give attendees a chance to debate energy policy. New research and innovations are also highlighted. Visit the Energy Week website to learn more about the week's events.
Cleantech UP business plan competitions, part of the Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tech-to-Market program, provide aspiring student entrepreneurs with the mentorship, business development skills and training, as well as investor feedback they need to turn their clean energy ideas into businesses offering real-world solutions.