ACC Clean Energy Challenge 2012


Executive summaries due


Competition Organizer

University of Maryland and Atlantic Coast Conference partners

Local US Event
College Park, MD
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • iStart
Who's Eligible

Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students actively enrolled in accredited colleges or universities in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia. At least 50% of the team members must be enrolled students. 

The business plan must capture the commercialization potential for a technology with the potential to create a sustainable impact on the clean energy space. 

Important Dates

Registration opens on November 14, 2011. Executive summaries are due on February 20, 2012. Business plans must be submitted by March 19, 2012. Following the submission of video pitches, teams will be notified of their advancement to the finals on April 11, 2012. The final competition will take place on April 25, 2012

Competition Prizes

Prize money has not yet been announced

Other Info

This regional competition is part of a larger, national clean energy business plan competition funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.