The EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) isn’t just a great experience for students—it also has many benefits for faculty! Are you curious about new ways faculty can bring impactful lessons in energy commercialization or entrepreneurship to your school? Here are three ways collegiate educators can get involved in this year’s competition.

Help spread the word. When students succeed, faculty succeed. Share info to your students using our outreach materials, or encourage them to sign up for the Nov. 15 informational webinar to learn competition basics.

Integrate EnergyTech UP into your work. Take your encouragement one step further and lead one or more teams through the competition! Student teams can present business plans for faculty-developed technology, benefitting students and faculty simultaneously. Plus, the competition occurs entirely during a typical academic calendar, allowing faculty to leverage the program within existing courses. 

Join the faculty track! Faculty can win a share of our $100,000 prize pool for work to integrate concepts of entrepreneurship and/or energy technology commercialization into their institution’s educational activities. Educators will get access to networking and insights from the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories, as well as funding to help them implement their ideas. Interested faculty are strongly encouraged to register for the Nov. 15 informational webinar to learn more about the mentorship, support, and prize pool.

Please register in advance for the informational webinar on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. ET. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about how to support students in an impactful way that works with your schedule. 

We hope to see you there!