CoolChip Technologies Winner of the 2011 MIT Clean Energy Prize

CoolChip Technologies is the winner of this year’s  $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize. CoolChip was selected from a field of 80 competitors from 47 different universities across the U.S in the strongest year yet for the Clean Energy Prize. The winner was announced by MIT President Susan Hockfield following remarks by NSTAR CEO Tom May.

CoolChip Technologies is working to bring the next generation of energy efficient microprocessor cooling to consumers and data centers and breaking the “thermal barrier” that is limiting the development of higher powered electronics.  This technology has the potential to greatly reduce the energy used in data center cooling, currently one of their most significant expenses.  The team is the first from MIT to win the Clean Energy Prize and was formed out of the Fall 2010 Energy Ventures course taught by Bill Aulet. The team receives $200,000 in cash sponsored by NSTAR and the Department of Energy.

Skipso, that provided the platform to support this year’s competition, would like to congratulate William Sanchez and team for the fantastic achievement.



Skipso Powers the MIT Clean Energy Prize!

I am really excited about our latest White Label platform deal!

Skipso is now the engine behind the MIT’s prestigious Clean Energy Prize (submission deadline for this year’s prize February 25th!) and more importantly the platform that will support the MIT CEP team in connecting MIT’s disparate community of Clean Energy Prize teams, alumni, cleantech entrepreneurs, researchers, professionals, investors and policy makers under a single web-portal.  In addition, the platform’s open innovation and crowdsourcing functionality will increase the breadth and reach of the MIT Clean Energy Prize around the world by connecting MIT participants with Skipso’s global cleantech network.

“Before Skipso, we struggled every year to rebuild the MIT Clean Energy Prize community through newsletters, emails and other time consuming methods,” said Georgina Campbell, 2011 Managing Director.  “Now, Skipso has given our community a permanent virtual home not only during the competition, but throughout the year- connecting competitors, energy entrepreneurs, and researchers, both locally and internationally.”


MIT Clean Energy Prize

The MIT Clean Energy Prize is powered by Skipso

Now in its fourth edition, the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) has helped launch dozens of new cleantech start-ups, including FloDesignFastCAP Systems and OSCOMP Systems.   Collectively, CEP companies have raised over $85 million in funding and created over 400 jobs.

The MIT CEP platform can be found live at:


Our vision at Skipso is to become the global hub for Cleantech innovation. Through our unique ecosystem we connect Cleantech Clusters, Universities, Research Centres, Associations, Incubators and other large Cleantech organisations from all over the world. Becoming part of this ecosystem enables Cleantech companies and entrepreneurs to find solutions to their internal challenges, to access multiple sources of funding and to commercialise their products and services on a global platform.

There are more exciting news to come. Stay tuned!

Carlo Soresina – Skipso Co-founder