UC Davis Today: Green power idea wins Big Bang! competition

Jon Servaites holding clear film in front of his eyes

Green power idea wins Big Bang! competition

A cheaper and more efficient way for producing solar energy emerged as the top innovative solution during the 12th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition Thursday night. 

Hosted by the M.B.A. students at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, the competition serves as UC Davis’ showcase for promoting entrepreneurial business solutions. 

The campus is a leader in mixing bright people with novel ideas to create innovative new businesses. UC Davis has several key centers, including the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Energy Efficiency Center, the Engineering Translational Technology Center and Davis Roots, at the forefront of teaching, research and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship. 

UC Davis is preparing students to approach business challenges creatively and collaboratively. Read more about student innovators and entrepreneurs, and how the campus is involved in spurring start-up growth in the Davis area. 

First-place winner winner Jon Servaites of S2E Energy holds the transparent conductor that will enable a higher-efficiency solar cell component. (Thomas Ushing/UC Davis photo)

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