The Wisconsin Energy Institute invites all UW-Madison students to contribute their own creative solutions to the Wisconsin Energy & Sustainability Challenge. The competition occurs annually during the Fall semester.
The competition is intended to celebrate social enterprise in Wisconsin, including organizations that take a business model approach to making a positive difference in our state by deliberately addressing social challenges affecting people and/or the planet.
Alliant Energy is sponsoring a new student case competition to develop solutions to the power grid of the future. Teams of 4-5 undergraduate students are eligible to apply. This challenge is geared for a business or engineering skillset, but all undergraduate students are eligible for participation, and a team with a mix of disciplines is encouraged.
Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a new two-year program for innovators focused on energy and science technologies. These technologies will create a more sustainable future and change the lives of nearly 1.4 billion people who currently have no access to power and the billions more with unreliable power.
As part of our work to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. This challenge aims to recognize student entrepreneurs that promote and accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technologies, products and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.
The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Participation is open to projects with focus on resource conservation, improving air and water quality, energy efficiency and renewable energies.
Free Electrons is the global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world’s most promising startups with leading utility companies to co-create the future of energy. The program is an opportunity for later stage energy startups to gain access to the utility customers that can help them scale and expand into new markets around the world.