What is Cleantech?

We define cleantech innovation as any product, process or service that affects the resource-constrained environment in a positive way including energy generation, conservation, reduction of resource use, waste reduction, or water, soil, and air pollution mitigation or renewal. The innovations can be green consumer products, greening of supply chains, industrial, commercial, municipal processes or technologies, micro products, and nanotechnology or anything that contributes to a healthier planet.

Who can participate?

  • Community college, undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least 12 credit hours during the most recent academic year at an Oregon college or university

  • PSU Alumni who have graduated within the last 12 months

Teams must consist of three or more people. At least one team member must be directly affiliated with Portland State University as described above. Faculty members can participate as an advisor on an all-student team. We recommend that teams consist of one technical and one business leader.