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Interdisciplinary student teams were challenged to create a business case for a Michigan-centered, regional deployment of hydrogen. Their business cases should demonstrate where clean hydrogen can add value to specific sectors and technology applications.

The competition kicked off in October 2023 with initial team formation, a series of Workshops, and the development of initial product proposals. The deadline to register a team was January 31, 2024. The Final Pitch Competition will be held on April 11, 2024 (see Judging Criteria).

Teams are competing for a share of the $10,000 prize. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to the first-place team. The first runner-up will be awarded $3,000, and the second runner-up will be awarded $2,000.

Final Pitches 

April 11, 2024, 4–7pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms (Third Floor)
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Workshop Schedule 

Preview Event: H2 Edge Introduction to Hydrogen and Competition Announcement

October 10, 5pm
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Workshop #1: Prize Competition Kickoff Workshop

October 30, 5pm
Central Campus, 2239 Lane Hall

November 1, 5pm
North Campus, 2000A Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project

Workshop #2: Understanding a Problem

November 20, 5pm
Central Campus, 2239 Lane Hall

Workshop #3: Identifying Viable and Scalable Opportunities

December 4, 5pm
North Campus, 2000A Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project

Workshop #4: Presenting Your Draft Business Case

January 16, 5pm
Central Campus, 2239 Lane Hall

Workshop #5: Team Report Out

January 29, 5pm
North Campus, 2000A Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project