Is your EnergyTech UP team planning on competing for one of the six available technology bonus prizes for an extra $25,000? Review the updated rules to find new details on each technology bonus prize. 

Six DOE Technology Offices are offering up to $25,000 each in technology bonus prizes for the best teams in their respective fields. The six offices include: 

  • Building Technologies Office
  • Geothermal Technologies Office
  • Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
  • Office of Nuclear Energy
  • Solar Energy Technologies Office
  • Water Power Technologies Office.

New details around each technology office’s bonus prize requirements can be found in the updated rules. Each office has specified areas of interest, background knowledge, and resources to help students identify an applicable technology.

Make sure that you review these documents to ensure that your business plan meets the requirements for your specific technology bonus prize. 

As a reminder, the deadline to register your team and submit your initial deliverables for the regional Explore Events is Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. ET. For further details, please see updated competition rules. You can send questions to  or post a question to the public HeroX forum for community and prize administrator feedback.