Hack cleantech solutions in advanced buildings, renewables and clean transportation!

Interest in clean technology solutions is booming, from new clean power sources to power conservation, and ways to improve and preserve our environment! We’re hacking cleantech solutions for 32 hours to find new applications and approaches to energy and environmental problems. There are $5000 in cash prizes distributed among the following award categories:

  • Best Advanced Buildings Solution
  • Best Renewables Solution
  • Best Clean Transportation Solution
  • People’s Choice
  • Most Likely To Be Commercially Successful 

In addition, All participating hackers will receive a 1 month free membership to the TVCOG to continue working on their prototypes! 

Join us! You can register here!


9:00am – Doors open at Tech Valley Center of Gravity, participants check-in
10:00am – Opening Ceremony and Orientation
10:30am – Pitches and Team Formation – Hacking Begins!
1:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm – Unconference Session 1
5:00pm – Unconference Session 2
7:00pm – Dinner

12:00am – Midnight Snack
7:30am – Breakfast
12:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Hacking Ends – Demos begin
3:45pm – Demos & Judging end
4:00pm – Awards and Closing Ceremonies

View full rules


All participants are welcome as long as they are 16 years or older.


All submissions need to be posted to DevPost by Sunday, Oct 16th 2016 by 2pm in order to be considered for judging. Documentation is a key peice of the judging process, so please make it great!

How to enter

Hackers must pre-register for the hackathon through the event web site.


Thomas Tongue

Thomas Tongue
Tech Valley Center of Gravity

Bruce Toyama

Beth Mosall

Eric Leander
The Wagoner Firm

Cerima Thomas

Cerima Thomas
Albany Can Code

Jon Muckell

Ravindra Tetambe

Ravindra Tetambe

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Execution
  • Demo
  • Multidisciplinary
  • WOW Factor