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amc_energy_techup_prize_funnel_v8-01_820.pngCMU Scott Institute to Partner with Department of Energy for EnergyTech University Prize Regional Showcase | Feb 24, 1pm-4pm ET

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is thrilled to announce our partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions for the EnergyTech University Prize (UP). Carnegie Mellon will be serving as a Regional Convener, hosting a virtual competition pitch event for students in the mid-Atlantic region on Feb 24, 2022. 

EnergyTech UP is a new Department of Energy (DOE) competition challenging multidisciplinary student teams (all post-secondary, including graduate level) to identify a promising energy technology, assess its market potential, and create a business plan for commercialization. Through this business plan competition, students have the opportunity to learn, lead, and grow, earning part of $250,000+ in cash prizes for their efforts. 


The deadline for students to register a team is Jan 31. Visit to learn more. Interested Carnegie Mellon University teams should email Katelyn Haas-Conrad at for further guidance. 

Register Online by Jan 31

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Regional winners will be receiving mentorship and access to exclusive materials from the DOE. The final national competition takes place at Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week on March 24, 2022. 

Important Dates 
  • Jan 31, 2022: Explore Phase registration closes 
  • Feb 2022: Teams pitch at regional events. Register for CMU Watch Event
  • March 2022: Refine Phase opens for Regional Winners 
  • March 24, 2022: Pitch Phase opens and teams pitch at CMU Energy Week 
  • March 2022: Winners announced 

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