I wrote about GE’s Ecomagination Challenge almost two months ago when the challenge started. If you missed that, and haven’t seen the news all over the place about it, the deal is that GE and 4 prominent venture capital firms are offering up $200 million for some of the best entries in their smart grid and clean energy innovation contest.
Anyone is welcome to submit entries, and the news is that the GE Ecomagination Challenge received 2,400 entries in its first two months (from July 13-September 13).
The competition closes on September 30, so if you’ve got an idea or two, make sure to get it in fast. I know one of our writers, Susan Kraemer, has submitted at least one idea. Good luck to her — I’m sure there is plenty of stiff competition!
“We’re very happy with the number and quality of submissions so far,” director of ecomagination for GE’s EMEA region Dr. Land told Businessgreen.com yesterday. “We are continually updating our shortlist for investment and possible commercial partnerships.”
“So far, the number of ideas for energy generation, arguably the most glamorous of the three categories, total as many as ideas for the other two categories put together,” Andrew Charlesworth of BusinessGreen.com reported.
I know that we have lots of talented, tech-savvy readers on here. So, one more time — don’t be hesitant, submit a proposal to the competition if you think you have a good idea! And, of course, let us know if you get selected for one of the awards.
Image Credit: screenshot of Ecomagination Challenge website
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