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The Duke University Energy Initiative (EI) and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) announce the return of the Clean Energy Prize to support the development of energy technologies, products, and services at Duke. 

The Prize makes a $10,000 award to support novel ideas, potential products, and services that advance an accessible, reliable, affordable, and clean energy future. The Prize is separate and distinct from other Duke funding.

Proposals may be submitted by undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Duke, including May 2021 graduates. Proposals are encouraged for innovative projects that could lead to new products or services that will advance a clean energy future, including but not limited to:

  • Demonstrating the feasibility of an idea or innovation for a commercial or social venture;
  • Developing a working software, service, or device prototype; and/or
  • Developing new applications or markets for a technology under development.

The submission deadline for 2021 has passed.

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Questions? Contact Suellen Aldina (, Director of Engagement and Administration, Duke University Energy Initiative.

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708


Location: Virtual | Registration Required
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm