After winning the Dutch Clean Tech Challenge, Willem Kesterloo, Koon Hooning (MSc students of LSC team) and Gijs van Vrede, all students from Delft University of Technology, have won the international CleanTech Challenge 2013 for their ‘Power Window’ concept. They scooped a £10,000 prize to develop their idea for coated windows that produce clean electricity. Judges were impressed by Power Window’s unique method of combining three technologies based on luminescence, fibre optics and photovoltaics. The CleanTech Challenge is a business plan competition co-run by London Business School and University College London. 151 student teams from around the world formed teams and developed their clean technology business ideas through a 3-stage competition with participants receiving guidance, feedback and mentorship from industry professionals. Apparently the power window concept plus our newly discovered luminescent materials are an unbeatable combination? And of course, Koen, Willem and Gijs acted most professionally. Well done!
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