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: http://cep-community.mit.edu/login.html

 

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


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CleantechU – Creating Launchpads for Entrepreneurs (powered by Skipso)

Skipso is excited to announce a great new Cleantech initiative that will use Skipso’s white-label platform to support its growth:

Craig Wing, CleantechU’s Executive Director, explains the vision behind this great project:

CleantechU aims to ignite cleantech entrepreneurship at universities with the potential to foster more innovation and new ventures in sectors like energy, water, transportation, green buildings, and agriculture. CleantechU will build a platform that connects universities with resources for new ventures, as well as a template for success and the expertise to build effective new cleantech entrepreneurship initiatives.

CleantechU has already launched in 7 top US universities (Duke, Yale, Columbia, University of Southern California, University of North Carolina, George Washington University, Brigham Young University), Craig’s plan is to roll-out nationwide and internationally in the next few months.

Skipso’s White-Label platform is targeted at Cleantech clusters, associations, incubators, universities and any other organisations that aggregates Cleantech professionals, companies and providers. It allows to save significant development costs and time providing a state-of-the-art web platform to connect, collaborate and drive Cleantech innovation.

Learn more about Skipso’s White Label platform.


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