FLoW is a business plan competition for university students and recent graduates focused on cleantech and sustainability. In addition to cleantech and clean energy, FLoW supports a broad spectrum of sustainability-related innovations including those related to natural resource management and agricultural technologies.

We offer two tracks: the Ready to Commercialize (for ventures closer to launch) and the Transformational Idea Award (for pre-commercial research). Both tracks receive the same top judging and mentoring guidance. However, only the Ready to Commercialize category requires preparing a business plan for the final competition.

Why You Should Apply

2016 FLoW Competition Timeline

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  • Statement of Intent Due
    Feb. 15, 2016
  • Submission Close
    Mar. 7, 2016
  • Semi-Final Rounds
    Apr. 22, 2016 (Date to be confirmed)
  • FLoW Final Judging
    California Institute of Technology
    May 18, 2016 (Date to be confirmed)
  • DOE Cleantech UP National Competition
    June, 2016 (Date to be confirmed)

Steps to Apply