For Immediate Release
April 24, 2012
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Elite Eight at UMD April 25: ACC Clean Energy Showdown
Winner Gets $100,000 and Heads to Department of Energy Final
The ACC Elite Eight (plus two) - Maryland, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State, plus Central Florida and South Florida - square off April 25 in the $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge.
The new competition challenges students from all universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements and advanced fuels/vehicles.
In addition to the $100,000 prize, the winner advances to the U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan finals in Washington, D.C. this summer.
The ACC Clean Energy Challenge is the final entry in the University of Maryland's 30 Days of Entrepreneurship.
The Elite Eight (plus two) schools and the clean energy technologies they are developing include:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Dekelboum Concert Hall
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