over $1 million in prizes and seed-stage funding was awarded at The 8 regional competitions to support emerging cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Our mission is to empower the next generation of clean energy innovators and entrepreneurs. By investing in and supporting students today, we are ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable tomorrow. 

 

Mid-Atlantic REGION: Rutgers - launchr 

Sail Based Wind Harvester: Powering tall buildings with clean, renewable energy. 

Sail Based Wind Harvester: Powering tall buildings with clean, renewable energy. 

Revolution Outboards: Designing electric marine propulsion systems for a sustainable future. 

Revolution Outboards: Designing electric marine propulsion systems for a sustainable future. 

Paratrees: Counteracting the harmful impact of deforestation on the planet. 

Paratrees: Counteracting the harmful impact of deforestation on the planet. 

 

New England region: MIT Clean energy prize  

Heila Technologies: Making microgrids more efficient. 

Heila Technologies: Making microgrids more efficient. 

Iron Goat: A Better Way to Make Hay. 

Iron Goat: A Better Way to Make Hay. 

Amper: Home electricity monitoring and control. 

Amper: Home electricity monitoring and control. 

 

Southwest Region: First look west (Flow)

XStream Trucking: Making trucking greener and customers more profitable. 

XStream Trucking: Making trucking greener and customers more profitable. 

AkaBotics: Intelligent robots for autonomous and continuous sediment management. 

AkaBotics: Intelligent robots for autonomous and continuous sediment management. 

SkyCool Systems: Renewable refrigeration and cooling. 

SkyCool Systems: Renewable refrigeration and cooling. 

 

Southeast Region: megawatt ventures 

Capacitech: Innovative energy generation, storage and distribution technology. 

Capacitech: Innovative energy generation, storage and distribution technology. 

Grow Bioplastics: Eliminating oil based plastics from the agricultural system. 

Grow Bioplastics: Eliminating oil based plastics from the agricultural system. 

Sensatek: Wireless monitoring of harsh environments. 

Sensatek: Wireless monitoring of harsh environments. 

 

Great plains region: Rice business plan competition

Gecko Robotics: A safer method for infrastructure inspection.

Gecko Robotics: A safer method for infrastructure inspection.

MDAR: Motion-contrast 3D scanning to help robots see in the wild.

MDAR: Motion-contrast 3D scanning to help robots see in the wild.

Bluewave Cleaning System: Cleaning impossible items without a washer or dryer. 

Bluewave Cleaning System: Cleaning impossible items without a washer or dryer. 

 

Northwest region: berkeley cleantech up

Nelumbo: Reducing maintenance costs, decreasing energy consumption, and improving air quality for the next generation of air conditioning. 

Nelumbo: Reducing maintenance costs, decreasing energy consumption, and improving air quality for the next generation of air conditioning. 

OPUS12: Recycling carbon dioxide into fuels. 

OPUS12: Recycling carbon dioxide into fuels. 

Cuberg: High-performance solid-state batteries that store double the energy of the best batteries currently on the market.

Cuberg: High-performance solid-state batteries that store double the energy of the best batteries currently on the market.

 

allegheny region: carnegie mellon cleantech up

Waven Technology: Improving the capture and conversation of wave energy into electricity. 

Waven Technology: Improving the capture and conversation of wave energy into electricity. 

DR-Advisor: Data-driven demand response. 

DR-Advisor: Data-driven demand response. 

Manta Biofuel: Renewable crude oil from algae in three steps. 

Manta Biofuel: Renewable crude oil from algae in three steps. 

 

Midwest region: clean energy trust challenge 

Hazel Technologies: Combatting produce waste, one at a time FruitBrite ™ at a time. 

Hazel Technologies: Combatting produce waste, one at a time FruitBrite at a time

NovoMoto: Providing clean, renewable, and sustainable electricity to communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

NovoMoto: Providing clean, renewable, and sustainable electricity to communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

INjoo: Artificial Intelligence powered resource management software. 

INjoo: Artificial Intelligence powered resource management software.