Congratulations to our 20 EPIC Prize winners! We received many competitive submissions, making the selection process very difficult. Check out the great ideas we saw come in during the competition. Teams who applied for the prize should expect to receive a follow-up email soon with additional information. 


Arrowhead Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Clean Energy Innovation Cluster & Accelerator

Austin Technology Incubator, Austin, Texas

  • EMPOWER - Science to Startups

BRITE Energy Innovators, Warren, Ohio

  • Energy Storage Innovation Ecosystem

Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator, Portland, Oregon

  • The Cleantech Connectors for the PNW ecosystem

Centrepolis Accelerator, Southfield, Michigan

  • Michigan CleanTech Hardware Accelerator

Elemental Excelerator, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Elemental Excelerator

Expanding Frontiers, Brownsville, Texas

  • Hub for Space and Energy Startups in South Texas

Exponential Impact, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Energy Entrepreneurship in Southern Colorado

FORGE Manufacturing Initiative, Somerville, Massachusetts

  • FORGE Innovative Manufacturing Cluster

Greentown Labs Houston, Houston, Texas

  • Building a Cleantech Cluster In Greater Houston

KeyLogic Initiative: U.S. Research Impact Alliance, Morgantown, West Virginia

  • KeyLogic Initiative: US Research Impact Alliance

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Unlocking Innovation Team, Los Angeles, California       

  • LACI is Expanding Clean Energy Startup Innovation

mHUB Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • mHUB Chicago: Nation's Largest Hardware Lab

Mississippi Development Authority V-QUAD, Jackson, Mississippi      

  • The Mississippi Virtual-Quad

The Combine Incubator, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • The Combine Incubator

The Spark Innovation Center at UT Research Park, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Spark Innovation Center at UT Research Park

The WY RANCH, Sheridan, Wyoming

  • The WY RANCH

Trailhead Boise, Boise, Idaho         

  • CleanTech Incubator for Energy Related Technologies

Urban Future Lab, Brooklyn, New York   

  • Urban Future Lab Northeast Cleantech Hub Growth

Water, Energy and Technology Center Team, Fresno, California         

  • Bolstering Success for Energy Startups

Whether you were selected or not, we encourage you to stay engaged with the American-Made Challenges and the American-Made Network to learn about future prize-related opportunities. 

Thank you again, and congrats to our EPIC Prize winners!

-EPIC Prize Administration Team