EnergyTech UP Announces Regional Convening Partners and Event Locations

The EnergyTech UP prize administrators are thrilled to announce the following organizations serving as Regional Conveners. These organizations will host the competition’s first events in February for students in the surrounding geographic locations:

RegionConvenerLocation
Appalachia University of KentuckyLexington, KY
CaliforniaUniversity of California San DiegoSan Diego, CA 
Carolinas Research Triangle Cleantech ClusterRaleigh, NC
Great Lakes Evergreen Climate InnovationsChicago, IL
U.S. Islands (Hawaii, PR, USVI, etc.)Elemental ExceleratorHonolulu, HI
Mid-Atlantic Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
Mountain West Exponential ImpactColorado Springs, CO
NortheastCleantech Open Northeast, NECECBoston, MA
New York Tri-State Area Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY
Northern Plains Grid CatalystMinneapolis, MN
Northwest Portland State University, University of Washington, and Launch AlaskaPortland, OR
South University of ArkansasFayetteville, AR
Southeast Florida High Tech Corridor CouncilOrlando, FL
Southwest University of Arizona Center for InnovationTucson, AZ
TexasGreentown Labs HoustonHouston, TX

During the first phase of the competition, students explore business and energy technology opportunities and present their findings at an Explore Event, hosted by Regional Convening organizations. At the end of the event, judges will identify the top team selected to move on to the national competition in March at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU’s) Energy Week, hosted by CMU’s Scott Institute.

Explore Events will take place on different days in February—a full schedule of dates and times is forthcoming. Please review the rules for full details on competing in the regional Explore Events.

EnergyTech UP relies on partnerships with organizations like these to deliver impactful pitch events for students. We are excited to work closely with the regional conveners as they prepare for the first event in February!

Don't forget to register your team and submit your concept on HeroX by Jan. 31, 2022.