Dept. of Energy - Wood Heater Design Challenge. Due 8/31. $120K Available.
Wood Heater Design Challenge
The Wood Heater Technology Slam provides an opportunity for teams to pitch innovative wood stove ideas to retailers, the public, and panels of expert judges. The expert judges will evaluate participant presentations and score the technologies based on innovation, consistent and low emissions with a focus on a 20% reduction in PM emissions and a 15% increase in efficiency from current EPA certification limits, and commercial potential. It is anticipated that three teams with the highest score will win a $15,000 prize and move forward to the R&D Testing Competition of the 5th Wood Heater Design Challenge.
The Slam will be held virtually on September 29th, 2022. During the Wood Heater Technology Slam, teams will have eight minutes to virtually pitch their wood heater technology to a panel of expert judges and an audience of wood heater stakeholders. Teams can use slides, short videos, or any other props they choose. Next judges will have up to ten minutes to ask questions regarding the team's technology and development plan. Teams will then be scored based on innovation, consistent performance, commercial potential, and expected performance. It is anticipated that the winning teams will use their prize funds to travel to Brookhaven National Laboratory, engage in further R&D of their technology and compete for additional funds in the next phase of the competition.
The Slam is open to any individual, company, department, non-profit who has an innovative wood heater design. The only restriction is that foreign entities must have a US partner or affiliate in order to receive DOE funding.
Total Amount Available:
August 31, 2022
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