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Join the $500,000 SunShot Challenge Series!

By wwwtc In Uncategorized

Posted December 9th, 2014

Welcome to SunShot!

SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that allows you to rapidly create and develop products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace.

What does this mean for you?

The SunShot Catalyst Program is a series of contests designed to address time-sensitive market issues in the solar industry. The Catalyst Program consists of four major steps with value awarded to all winning contestants totaling $1,000,000, of which there is approximately $500,000 in cash prizes. The four steps, in each cycle of Catalyst, are as follows:

Where are we in the process?

We are at Step 3 – Prototyping concepts to MVPs.

The Prototyping stage is designed to help the selected winners from Step 2 complete the development of minimum viable products (MVPs) within 60 days. To do so, teams will be using the Topcoder platform with up to $25,000 allocated per participating team.

During this step, each team will receive DOE-provided software developer training and support and access to the Topcoder platform in order to complete the development of their MVP. Each Team is expected to work closely with us here at Topcoder to formulate their requirements and scope of work for one MVP.

Coming soon – be ready!

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