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    Open 2013: Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship Open 2013: Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship Presentation Transcript

    • Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Final FourACC Clean Energy Challenge Who will be the Clean Dream Team?
    • $2 Million DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition• ACC Challenge is one of six regional competitions awarded by Dept of Energy• Goals: – Commercialize promising clean energy technologies from University and National Laboratories – Train students for careers in clean energy and entrepreneurship• Awarded to University of Maryland
    • ACC Clean Energy Challenge: Why ACC Sports Theme?• The Atlantic Coast Conference – annually conducts over $4 billion in cutting-edge research – is the top-rated BCS conference in the country in terms of the average ranking of all its member universities – is the only BCS conference with seven schools in the Top 50 (4 private, 3 public) and 10 schools in the Top 70 US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2011”• ACC Clean Energy Challenge – Apply the competitive but friendly spirit of ACC conference rivalries with one of the most critical challenges facing our country and our planet – clean energy
    • ACC Clean Energy Challenge: What Is It?• Leverage ACC to Increase • Participation • School Pride • and FUN!• ACC Schools Rotate Co-Hosting – April 2012: UMD, Va Tech, UVA – April 2013 : NC St, UNC, Duke, Wake – April 2014 : Ga Tech, Clemson, FL St, Miami
    • Decorated with Banners from ACC Basketball Tourney
    • 10 | eere.energy.gov
    • Final FourNC State Clemson Maryland GA TechMaryland DukeMiami GA TechSouth FL Central FL VA Tech Central FLVA Tech Virginia
    • Runner UpNC State Clemson Maryland GA TechMaryland DukeMiami GA Tech MarylandSouth FL Central FL VA Tech Central FLVA Tech Virginia
    • 2nd Place: University of MarylandProf. Peter Kofinas, Aaron Fisher
    • Champion!NC State Clemson Maryland GA TechMaryland DukeMiami Central FL GA TechSouth FL Central FL VA Tech Central FLVA Tech Virginia
    • ACC Clean Energy Challenge:Sports Theme • Mascots • Music • Banners • Brackets The Final Four16 | eere.energy.gov
    • ACC Clean Energy Challenge:Campus Champions • Campus Champions critical for helping to recruit entries • Role of campus champions – Point of contact for their campus – Recruit entries – Market the competition – Provide judges for qualifying round – Competition co-hosts • Selection of campus champions – Engineering Deans – ACCIAC • 10 of the 11 ACC schools had campus champions17 | eere.energy.gov
    • ACC Clean Energy Challenge • What worked well – ACC/March Madness – Marketing to partner universities – Marketing to judges & sponsors • Over 50 judges from 40 different organizations across all rounds – Marketing to press/media18 | eere.energy.gov
    • Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • • Kevin #1: Kevin Bacon’s Do Good Challenge – 7-week social impact American Idol-style competition – Showcase for innovative, socially-concerned UMD students – http://vimeo.com/44056882
    • • Kevin #2: Kevin Plank’s Cupid’s Cup – American Idol-style business competition – Showcase for innovative, charismatic student entrepreneurs – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mON4ot1HIM
    • Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship