The Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition for Ultra-Low-Energy-Use Appliances and Equipment supports faculty-lead student design teams at U.S. universities to design, build, and test ultra efficient product prototypes and/or prototypes that greatly reduce the cost of ultra-efficient products. The dual objectives of the Competition are to support the development of next-generation prototypes and the next generation of scientists and engineers who will design them.
The application process for team funding for the 2013/2014 Academic Year Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition was opened in May, 2013. Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will close on July 8, 2013. Final selections will be announced to the public in August, 2013. Application materials are available at http://maxtechandbeyond.lbl.gov/apply.