Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2011
The 3rd Annual Brinks Innovation Competition, a leading international competition for entrepreneurs in clean and green technologies, has a deadline for entries of Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
The Brinks Innovation Competition helps emerging and venture-ready clean and green technology companies gain visibility and make connections with early-stage investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, clean tech-focused venture capitalists and financiers, and corporate R&D and business development executives.
Entries must provide solutions to global challenges in such areas as environmental technologies, renewable and alternative energy, infrastructure and community improvements, or green building science, and must offer competitive returns for investors and customers. Products, services and processes eligible for entry should improve and promote the productive and responsible use of natural resources, reduce or eliminate negative ecological impact, and provide superior performance at lower costs. Applicants should also have a sound, venture-ready business plan and have ideally completed an initial or angel round of funding.
The Brinks Innovation Competition is held annually in conjunction with the Midwest Clean Tech Conference, presented by the Global Midwest Alliance and jointly sponsored by Brinks, the Midwest Research University Network and the Economic Development Council. Midwest Clean Tech 2011 will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on September 14, 2011.
Winners of the 2010 Brinks Innovation Competition include BioIonix, Inc., EcoThermics Corp. and Lumec Control Products.
To learn more and to download an application, please visit http://www.midwestcleantech2011.com or http://www.brinkshofer.com/news_events/2866-midwest-clean-tech-2011-brinks-innovation-competition.
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and serves the intellectual property needs of clients around the world. Brinks has 150 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. The firm also advises on issues relating to intellectual asset management, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments for companies in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering sectors; the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology industries; and for companies whose work relates to Internet and computer technology law. The firm’s trademark practice works on behalf of clients who deal in a wide variety of products and services. Brinks is based in Chicago and has offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., Indianapolis, Ind., Raleigh, N.C., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Washington, DC. More information is available at http://www.usebrinks.com.
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