AY 2014-2015 Competition

The application process for team funding during the 2014-2015 Academic Year Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition is now CLOSED. If you are interested in future competitions, please contact the program manager at or the subcontract administrator at

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). Projects incorporated in senior engineering design courses or originate as student concepts are encouraged. Proposals must be from U.S. universities and submitted to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory subcontracts office through the universities sponsored projects office.

For further information, see the Announcement, RFP, FAQs, 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 them out here. The first round of teams (OSU, UMD, UH, UNLV) presented on May 16th and you can watch a recording of their presentations here. The second, and last, round of teams will be presenting their final results at the National Webinars on May 29, 2014.


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).