LONDON February 17, 2011
– OmniCompete Announces Unique Energy Storage Research Funding Opportunity
OmniCompete has launched the multi-million Dollar Energy Storage Challenge (ESC) in a bid to identify, fund and reward new transportable energy storage systems.
The ESC is a set of related challenges, launching this year with the Fundamental Ideas Challenge and followed in later years by a Lab Demonstration Challenge and finally a Full Demonstration Challenge.
Entrants to the Fundamental Ideas Challenge can propose transportable systems of any size, from mobile phone batteries to systems that fit in 60 foot containers, but they must be notably different from existing systems. Submissions are free and can be made online and will be assessed and evaluated by a diverse group of highly-qualified, independent judges. The Challenge is open to any eligible individual, group, company or university.
London 22 September 2011 US$250,000
Rahul Walawalkar Eric Wachsman Maryland David Wells Kleiner Perkins Caufield Richard Baxter Lee Buchanan David Danielson
David Wells Kleiner Perkins Caufield
Since opening earlier this year, more than 20 submissions have already been made, based on thermal, electric and chemical solutions.
OmniCompete offers innovators a respected platform, a targeted audience and the chance to win prize money, high-quality mentorship and invaluable publicity. Simultaneously, it offers government and industry a cost-effective way to find a solution to a problem or gap they have identified, thereby promoting a culture of innovation and creation, inspiring entrepreneurs, challenging the status quo and pushing the limits of technology development.
For more information:
Siobhan Gibney [email protected]