AY 2014/2015 Competition

The application process for team funding during the 2014/2015 Academic Year Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition is now open. Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

In the interest of developing a broad portfolio for this faculty-led student design competition we are looking for strong proposals that address a wide array of energy end-uses (residential or commercial). Proposals must be from U.S. Universities. Project must focus on appliances or equipment that consume energy in buildings. Projects incorporated in senior engineering design courses preferred.

For further informantion, see the Announcement, RFP, and Proposal Template.

AY 2013/2014 Competition

The proposals are no longer being accepted for the academic year 2013-2014 Competition. To view this year's teams, check out them out here.


All other inquiries or comments should be addressed to the Project Manager at:


Phone: (510) 495-2100
(leave a message). Please include your Name, Institution, Department, phone number, and if you are a current applicant or affiliated.

Faculty Interested in future competitions are encouraged to email a Statement of Interest indicating the appliance category and/or end-use as well as contact information for their Department and Sponsored Projects Office (SPO).