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Global Energy Future Innovation Forum & Challenge

September 7 - September 8

Please join Mines Global Energy Future Initiative for the first-ever Innovation Forum and Innov8X Challenge event.

The Global Energy Future INNOVATION FORUM on September 7, 2022 from 1pm – 5pm MT will showcase the incredible breadth of research being done by Mines Faculty, highlighting how and why an interdisciplinary approach is required to solve the world’s biggest challenges in ensuring a net zero energy future.

The INNOVATION CHALLENGE led by Innov8X on September 8, 2022 from 9am – 12pm MT will feature presentations from Mines Students, pitching solutions to the most pressing Challenges and Problems facing industry today, and competing to win funding from GEFI to further pursue their innovative research.


August 1 (5pm MT) – Challenge Problem Sponsor deadline 

August 4 (noon-2pm MT) – Challenge Problem Sponsor workshop

August 25 (6pm – 9pm MT) – Challenge Pitch Day (Problem Sponsors pitch challenges to students & student teams formed)

September 7 (1pm – 6pm MT) – Innovation Forum Event (showcasing Mines faculty research as energy innovators, using advanced scientific, data-driven solutions for the global energy future)

September 8 (11am – 1pm MT) – Challenge Event (student teams present solutions) – with networking lunch for everyone



For more information, or with questions please contact Sid Saleh, shsaleh@mines.edu, or Greg Clough, gclough@mines.edu.


September 7
September 8


Ben H. Parker Student Center
1200 16th Street
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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