Programs | Utility Technology Challenge
Matching technology solutions to utility and industry partners.
2013 program will be announced soon!
2012 Utility Techology Challenge Winners
The top 15 companies from the semifinalist round will advance to the finalist round where they will present their technologies to the Utility Technology Challenge committee and vie for a portion of up to $100,000 in demonstration funds.
Out of over 150 applicants, our partner committee of utility integrators identified the following companies in the top 25 semifinalist round:
Over the next two weeks, the committee will narrow the semifinalist list of 25 down to 15 finalists who will be offered the chance to speak at TechConnect World in Santa Clara, California in June. Up to $100,000 in pilot and demonstration testing funds will be awarded to Utility Technology Challenge applicants.
Now in its third year, CTSI will host the Challenge in partnership with Fraunhofer TechBridge with Department of Energy and Kauffman Foundation support. The three organizations will award up to $100,000 in pilot-test funds by the Challenge committee for the top ranked companies.
The Utility Technology Challenge is run in conjunction with Clean Technology, a division of TechConnect World Conference and Expo.
An award of up to $100,000 in pilot-test funds will be divided among up to three companies, and one company will win a presentation award by the Challenge committee.
CTSI sought companies and technologies from around the globe focused on cleaner and more environmentally sustainable energy solutions. The technologies with the best balance of stage of development, potential impact, cost and ease of implementation will be selected to present at Clean Technology 2012, CTSI’s annual event held in Santa Clara in June of 2012.
All submitted and qualified technologies will be invited to showcase during the TechConnect Innovation Showcase held during the conference in Santa Clara.
All technologies that help solve utility challenges, and can be adopted or supported by utilities will be considered.
Over 800 innovations have participated in the CTSI Challenge & Partner Programs over the last three years. 2010 and 2011 finalists included:
2010 UTC Finalists
2011 UTC Finalists
For more information regarding the UTC and supporting partner opportunities, please contact Laura Benold.
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