The EPIC Innovator competition aims to identify and recognize entrepreneurial students and faculty with a focus on energy. Individuals or teams are invited to submit ideas, projects, technology concepts, or prototypes that they believe are worthy of further exploration and funding. EPIC Affiliates can become engaged with participants either as short-term reviewers of their work, longer-term mentors, financial supporters, early-term investors, as is deemed appropriate. All submissions need to be energy-related.
The program is generously sponsored by the EPIC Affiliates.
The selected teams present their ideas on April 27, 2021. Each team has 10-12 minutes to present to a panel composed of Affiliates. After each presentation, the panel has 10 minutes to provide the presenter(s) with feedback and ask questions. The event ends with a 30-minute networking reception where three teams will receive one of the following awards:
1st prize: $1,000 and dinner with one of the sponsors
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $300
For questions contact Christina Kopitopoulou at Christina.K@uncc.edu.