The Innovation Expo is a research poster exhibition and prize contest, where attendees and participants can enjoy light refreshments and drinks while learning about innovative energy research from the student researchers themselves! Attendees range from startup founders and funders to world renowned scientists, to community members and student peers interested in learning about the fascinating energy research going on right here in the bay area (students from other schools are encouraged to apply!).


  • A prize pool of $1,100 will be split among the winners

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded by judges, who are varied experts in the energy field

  • There will also be awards given given for the best “back to basics” explanation (see here for details) and “Attendee favorite” prize, voted on by the Expo attendees

The Innovation Expo will be held in Pauley Ballroom on February 21st, 2019, in conjunction with the career fair and summit primer, see schedule here for more details.


Exhibit Your Research Poster

The BERC Innovation Expo is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your ideas, research, thesis, or project to the entire community. People from all trades of energy will be attending the poster session. From energy financiers to startup founders, from world renowned scientist to someone just curious about energy, this poster session will expose you to people from all walks of the industry, and potentially even your next employer. 

Entries are welcome from all students across all disciplines and departments, and winners will share in a $1,100 prize pool! Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this event! Registration for the BERC summit is free if your poster is accepted, and we’ll even print the poster for you at no cost! More on abstract and poster specifications and eligibility, here. 

Questions? Reach out to ask!