Our mission: empower the next generation of clean energy innovators and entrepreneurs 


Regional Competitions

Midwest Cleantech UP, hosted by Clean Energy Trust

Berkeley Cleantech UP, hosted by University of California-Berkeley 

Allegheny Cleantech UP, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted by Rice University

MIT Clean Energy Prize, hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

First Look West (FLoW), hosted by California Institute of Technology

LaunchR, hosted by Rutgers University

MegaWatt Ventures, hosted by University of Central Florida

The National Competition will take place from June 26-27, 2017 in Austin, Texas. The Smart Cities Connect Conference is co-hosting the competition.

Program successes


Startups Incorporated


Awarded in prizes


Patents and disclosures filed


Jobs Created


In follow-on funding


Cleantech UP is made possible through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, VentureWell, and the 8 Universities and Organizations that host each regional competition. 


Partnering Organizations