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Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal Performance

Department of Energy

Develop a new material or installation method for an improved building wall assembly

Open UntilJun 11, 2017

JUMP Call for Innovation

Department of Energy

Bring your own controller for the Internet of Things

Closed OnSep 11, 2016

Design a Low-Cost Air Flow Sensor for Residential Ducted HVAC Systems

Department of Energy

DOE's JUMP program and Emerson Climate Technologies are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016

Seeking Accurate and Stable Humidity Sensor Technologies

Department of Energy

DOE's JUMP program and Clean Energy Trust are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016

Design a Mean Radiant Temperature Sensor for Integration with Building Robotics’ Comfy Offering

Department of Energy

DOE's JUMP program and Building Robotics are seeking your designs!

Closed OnJun 30, 2016

Design an Improved Heat Exchanger for Engine-Driven Heat Pumps

Department of Energy

DOE's JUMP program and IntelliChoice Energy are seeking your designs!

Closed OnMay 16, 2016

Design Novel Compression System for Air Conditioning Applications

Department of Energy

DOE's JUMP program and Honeywell are seeking your designs!

Closed OnMay 16, 2016

Seeking Novel Refrigeration Architecture for Supermarkets

Department of Energy

DOE's JUMP program and Honeywell are seeking your designs!

Closed OnMay 16, 2016

Geothermal Design Challenge 2016

Department of Energy

Design the Future of Clean Energy

Closed OnJul 15, 2016

Low-Cost BTU Sensor for Use in Building HVAC Control Systems

Department of Energy

Develop a BTU sensor with accuracy <10% full scale and costing <20% of conventional BTU measurement instruments.

Closed OnDec 16, 2015

Low-Temperature Intrinsically Safe Defrost System

Department of Energy

Develop a low-cost system to remove ice from a refrigerator evaporator while conforming to UL 250 Flammable Refrigerants Addendum.

Closed OnDec 16, 2015

Improve Water Heater Performance with Phase Change Materials

Department of Energy

Use PCM to get an equivalent FHR of a >55 gallon WH in the footprint of a smaller sized WH without increasing water storage temperature.

Closed OnDec 16, 2015

EV Everywhere Logo Challenge

Department of Energy

Design a logo for EV Everywhere

Closed OnSep 25, 2015

ORNL Buildings Crowdsourcing Campaign

Department of Energy

Submit Your Technology Ideas to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Closed OnMay 31, 2015

Wave Energy Prize

Department of Energy

The Wave Energy Prize aims to achieve game-changing improvements in the efficiency of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) devices.

Closed OnJun 15, 2015

H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition

Department of Energy

Develop affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. Focus on systems used at homes or multi-use sites to supplement the current development of hydrogen fueling station infrastructure.

Closed OnOct 29, 2015

#BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair

Department of Energy

Future leaders and innovators exploring America's bioenergy choices

Closed OnOct 30, 2014

Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge

Department of Energy

Discovering operational microgrids that provide uninterruptible power to critical facilities and services during emergencies.

Closed OnAug 29, 2014

The SunShot Catalyst Program

Department of Energy

Helping your ideas for solar become real products in the marketplace.

Closed OnSep 21, 2015

GeoEnergy Is Beautiful 2014

Department of Energy

In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department announced a new geothermal student competition.

Closed OnApr 05, 2014

Department of Energy Challenge Home

Department of Energy

Through the Challenge Home, DOE seeks to apply proven innovations for high-performance homes that can be implemented by the home building industry, thereby serving as models for success.

Closed OnFeb 24, 2015

U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition

Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is engaging college students to compete in the DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition, and be part of a movement to achieve truly sustainable homes.

Closed OnMar 30, 2014

Apps for Energy 2014

Department of Energy

$100,000 in prizes for the best web and mobile applications that use a featured Department of Energy API, tool or idea to solve an energy-related challenge

Closed OnMar 09, 2014

American Energy Data Challenge

Department of Energy

Over the next year, the U.S. Department of Energy will conduct four contests, which will award over $100,000 in prizes for the best ideas, apps, and visualizations.

Closed OnFeb 09, 2014

Predicting Hydrodynamic Forces for Renewable Ocean Energy

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy is developing open source software to simulate the physics and device components for Wave Energy Conversion. Join their efforts to help harness the power of the oceans!

Closed OnJun 15, 2014

Apps for Vehicles Challenge: Final Round

Department of Energy

Improving safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation

Closed OnMar 15, 2013

Apps for Vehicles

Department of Energy

Improving safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation

Closed OnJan 15, 2013

SunShot Prize

Department of Energy

Race to 7-Day Solar

Closed OnJul 22, 2015

Apps for Energy 2012

Department of Energy

The U.S. Energy Departments Apps for Energy is offering $100,000 to software developers for the best new apps that help utility customers make the most of their Green Button electricity usage data.

Closed OnMay 16, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is designed to build regional networks of student-focused business creation contests across the country.

Closed OnJun 01, 2012

Solar Decathlon

Department of Energy

Challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

Closed OnSep 24, 2011

Americas Home Energy Education Challenge

Department of Energy

Americas Home Energy Education Challenge is designed to teach students and families about energy, its use, and the link between saving energy and money. There are two parts of the program.

Closed OnDec 31, 2011

National Geothermal Student Competition

Department of Energy

The National Geothermal Competition (NGSC) is a national intercollegiate competition in which student teams compete to advance understanding of the potential for geothermal energy to provide a major c

Closed OnNov 13, 2010

Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Department of Energy

This year, the 2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest is challenging undergraduate and graduate students worldwide to plan and design a residential hydrogen fueling system for a home, apartment com

Closed OnJan 04, 2011

Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize

Department of Energy

The L Prize competition will substantially accelerate America's shift from inefficient, dated lighting products to innovative, high-performance products

Closed OnJan 01, 1970

Progressive Automotive X Prize

Department of Energy

The goal of the multimillion dollar Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE is to inspire a new generation of viable, superefficient vehicles that help break our addiction to oil and stem the effec

Closed OnSep 01, 2010

Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Department of Energy

EPA and its partners are hosting a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure.

Closed OnJan 15, 2016