Students earn cash for cleantech innovations

Portland Tribune
September 10, 2015
Four renewable energy engineering students at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Wilsonville campus carried home the $10,000 grand prize Wednesday at the annual PSU Cleantech Challenge.

Meet the six teams that will vie for Portland's Cleantech Challenge prize this week
Portland Business Journal
September 8, 2015
New this year is the ability for students at any Portland-area school to enter the contest, previously just held for teams from PSU. The winning team will receive $10,000, with $5,000 going to the runner up, $2,500 to the best pitch and $2,500 to a team deemed the people's choice.

Students devise cleantech inventions
Portland Tribune
June 4, 2015
Recycled audio gear? A home composting bin that’s also compostable? Those are some of the top ideas emerging from the 2015 Cleantech Challenge run by Portland State University.

PSU Cleantech Challenge selects semifinal teams to develop earth-friendly prototypes
June 3, 2015
The PSU Cleantech Challenge presented by Wells Fargo has narrowed down its field of competitors to six student teams who will use the summer months and $2,500 in competition funding to develop prototypes of their environmentally friendly innovations as they compete for $20,000 in final round awards.

PSU issues its Cleantech Challenge
Portland Tribune
April 20, 2015
Now in its third year, Portland State University will expand its Cleantech Challenge throughout Portland, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo.

Portland cleantech program gets $300K boost
Portland Business Journal
April 16, 2015
Portland State University's Cleantech Challenge is getting a big boost. The event, which seeks environmental innovations, has received additional support from Wells Fargo. The bank has made a three-year $300,000 grant to the event, which takes place May 28 in Portland.

Waxed Cardboard Insulation Comes From Produce Boxes
Green Building Elements
October 14, 2014
2014 Cleantech Challenge semi-finalist team from the School of Architecture continues to make headway.

Student designer of alternative battery wins big cleantech prize
Portland Tribune
September 17, 2014
ThorVolt takes home the grand prize in the 2014 Cleantech Challenge.

BEST Fest: Meet the PSU teams that want to change the world
Portland Business Journal
September 16, 2014
Profiles and photos of the grand prize-winning 2014 Cleantech Challenge teams.

Contest inspires PSU inventors
Portland Tribune
August 14, 2014
The Portland Shower, one of the 2014 Cleantech Challenge semi-finalists, is profiled as they prepare for the final round.

Meet the 7 Cleantech Challenge finalists of 2014
Sustainable Business Oregon
June 5, 2014
Portland State University has chosen seven teams to move ahead in its second annual Cleantech Challenge.

Semi-finalists selected in 2nd annual PSU Cleantech Challenge
Portland State University
June 4, 2014
And then there were seven. After competing in the Semi-Final Pitching Round, seven teams of Portland State University (PSU) students and instructors were selected to advance to the prototype phase in PSU’s second annual Cleantech Challenge.

Look inside Portland's first in-restaurant aquaponics system
Sustainable Business Oregon
May 15, 2014
Möbius Microfarms
, the winner of last year's Cleantech Challenge, has installed its modular aquaponics system at Northeast Portland's Tabla Bistro, taking the farm-to-table credo to the next level.

Have a cleantech idea? Get some money to work on it this summer
Sustainable Business Oregon
April 15, 2014
For the second year, Portland State University is teaming up with Wells Fargo on the Cleantech Challenge, a contest to encourage the development of technologies that address environmental or social problems.