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Open 2013: Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  2. 2. National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Final FourACC Clean Energy Challenge Who will be the Clean Dream Team?
  3. 3. $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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Decorated with Banners from ACC Basketball Tourney
  7. 7. 10 | eere.energy.gov
  8. 8. Final FourNC State Clemson Maryland GA TechMaryland DukeMiami GA TechSouth FL Central FL VA Tech Central FLVA Tech Virginia
  9. 9. Runner UpNC State Clemson Maryland GA TechMaryland DukeMiami GA Tech MarylandSouth FL Central FL VA Tech Central FLVA Tech Virginia
  10. 10. 2nd Place: University of MarylandProf. Peter Kofinas, Aaron Fisher
  11. 11. Champion!NC State Clemson Maryland GA TechMaryland DukeMiami Central FL GA TechSouth FL Central FL VA Tech Central FLVA Tech Virginia
  12. 12. ACC Clean Energy Challenge:Sports Theme • Mascots • Music • Banners • Brackets The Final Four16 | eere.energy.gov
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  16. 16. • 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
  17. 17. • 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
  18. 18. Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  19. 19. Intercollegiate Sports Meets Entrepreneurship: A Model for Co-opetition Dean ChangAssociate VP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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