$250K Up For Grabs In UMd Competitions

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland says nearly $250,000 is up for grabs in six competitions.

The university says the competitions are devoted to innovation, ingenuity and ideas. The month-long series of competitions begins Friday at the university’s College Park campus.

The events include a $75,000 business plan competition and a $100,000 clean energy challenge. The winner of the clean energy competition funded by the U.S. Department of Energy will compete in the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition finals in Washington this summer.

A health care competition will also pit teams from 25 U.S. and foreign universities. The teams have designed plans to use
information technology to improve health care. Eight finalists will present their solutions healthcare industry leaders.

The competition features $30,000 in prizes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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