Defense Energy Technology Challenge

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.

From it’s own research labs to partnerships with start-ups and major contractors, the U.S. Department of Defense is seeking innovative energy solutions to increase the safety of its troops, lower energy costs, and reduce its reliance on foreign energy supplies.

With collaboration from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, CTSI is launching the 3rd Annual Defense Energy Technology Challenge to identify top defense-targeted clean energy solutions and match them to existing and upcoming testing and procurement opportunities.

Additional Pacific Command - Call for Solutions:

Transformative Reductions in Operational Energy Consumption (TROPEC) identifies solutions to reduce energy use at expeditionary military outposts – especially those located in tropical environments. The US Department of Defense has partnered with the Department of Energy to identify, assess and transition energy saving innovations into deployment.

Submit your solution into the Defense Energy Technology Challenge for review and presentation consideration in both the DETC & TROPEC programs.


Solution Feedback Panel Featuring:
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
  • USDA
  • U.S. DOE

2013 Defense Energy Technology Challenge Winners Include:

Program Overview:

Organizations with defense-related energy solutions submit application (no fee to apply) by May 24th, 2013. Submitted applications will be reviewed and a select group of companies will be invited to present their solutions to a high-level feed-back panel of Army, Navy and Air Force officials in Honolulu on Tuesday, September 10th. Some submitted solutions will additionally be encouraged to showcase their technology during the Defense Energy Solution Showcase. DOD feedback provided on solution fit, strengths of technology, challenges of implementation/adoption, positioning guidance, and potential collaboration opportunities.

Key Technology Target Areas:

Program Guidelines:

Submit your Technology:

Submissions are Now Closed


Austin - Defense Energy Challenge:

Selected Companies to Receive:

For additional questions about this program, please contact Sarah Wenning, CTSI.



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