The National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition inspired nearly 300 university teams across the country to create new businesses to commercialize promising energy technologies developed at U.S. universities and the National Laboratories. After pitching their business plans to panels of judges at the regional semifinals and finals, six teams advanced to the national competition for a chance to compete in the popular vote and a grand prize determined by an expert panel of judges.
NuMat Technologies from Northwestern University, the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition grand prize winner
Navillum Nanotechnologies from the University of Utah, the winner of the online vote
Voting ran from May 24 until June 12. The team with the most ‘likes’ was announced along with the grand prize winner June 13 at an awards ceremony at the White House.
Note: 'Likes' for each company were inspected and validated. 'Likes' cast by automated voting methods were disqualified.