Dow Challenges Students Around the World to Develop the Next Generation of Near-Zero Dwellings
The Dow Chemical Company presents the Dow Solar Design to Zero Competition, an international challenge open to architecture, design and engineering students and professionals. The competition challenges students to develop innovative projects incorporating active and passive solar technologies, among other sustainable construction-related solutions, to design near-zero energy multi-family dwellings.
Given the collaborative nature of the competition and the increasingly interconnectedness of the Information Age, the competition will live exclusively online at www.designtozero.com. Registration for the competition is open through September 25 (final date for registration payment). All proceeds from registration will go toward an NGO to be announced by Dow Solar. All final housing designs must be submitted by October 31. The prizes, including first, second and third prize winners of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 will be announced at an event in the Spring of 2012.
$100,000 DTE Clean Energy Venture Challenge
Enabling teams to go from an Idea to Venture Launch!
The Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge, now in its fifth year, has provided funding to dozens of student and faculty led teams with great ideas about green energy.
The Venture Challenge enables student and faculty led teams to go from an idea to venture launch during a six month program.
During the Venture Challenge teams will be given access to skill building resources, mentors, investors and the opportunity to apply to micro funding to help them move their ideas forward, and at the end of the competition the most successful teams will receive additional prize money and potential investments to launch their new businesses.
The Clean Energy Venture Challenge is administered by the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship.
Renewable Energy Case Competition
Ross Business School, University of Michigan
The RECC was created because while other energy case competitions exist , none are focused on renewable energy and the changing landscape of the industry. As a result, the Ross Energy Club will be inviting 10 – 12 MBA teams from the nation’s top business schools to compete in this exciting competition.
For more information visit Ross Energy Club.
OVPR Distinguished University Innovator Award
To be eligible for this award the nominee(s) must be member of the tenure/tenure track or research faculty. Teams of up to three (3) individuals led by such faculty member are also eligible. The Distinguished University Innovator(s) will have accomplished one or more of the following:
- Developed a breakthrough technology and demonstrated its transformational potential relative to an otherwise conventionally accepted practice or market.
- Taken a significant innovation developed in the University through to market-readiness, either through partnership with a commercial enterprise, or by starting a company.
- Demonstrated a new method or means for moving innovations from the university into the private sector through the establishment of partnerships or other relationships that promote the strategic or economic position of the region, state or nation.
For more information visit http://research.umich.edu/ovpr/innovator/