GLEAMM Challenge to Showcase Innovative Ideas from Texas Tech Community

Winners will get a chance to present their ideas to stakeholders and investors.

WHAT: The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) Challenge is an energy technology competition where innovative Texas Tech University students, faculty and staff will showcase their world-changing ideas.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22)

WHERE: Innovation Hub at Research Park, 3911 4th St.

DETAILS: The competition has two tracks, Spark Fund and Poster Showcase. Each track gives competitors a chance to win funding and networking opportunities. The winners of each track will attend a VIP dinner and receive a trip to the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance GridNEXT Conference Nov. 9-11 to present their ideas to stakeholders, corporations and investors from across the country.

Technologies must fit within the following GLEAMM focus areas:

  • Cyber security
  • Weather and energy forecasting
  • Wind
  • Micro grid
  • Solar
  • Phasor measurement units
  • Battery storage
  • Silicon carbide development
  • Distributed generation


  • 1:30 p.m.: Spark Fund presentations
  • 3 p.m.: Keynote address by Charles J. Hanley, manager of Sandia National Laboratories' Photovoltaics and Distributed Systems Integration Department
  • 4 p.m.: Poster Showcase presentations
  • 5:15 p.m.: Networking reception; winners will be announced

Learn more about the event here. Register to attend here.


The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) is a collaboration of university innovators, industry leaders and for-profit testing, certification and manufacturing facilities focused on protecting, enhancing and managing energy transmission and distribution on the electric grid.

CONTACT: Charlie Porter, business manager, GLEAMM and Strategic Partnerships, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1358 or

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Innovation Hub
at Research Park

Innovation Hub

This 40,000 square foot facility is designed to become a resource for the faculty and students of both Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as community members interested in launching new ventures.

As Texas Tech becomes a major national research university, the TTU Innovation Hub at Research Park is a critical step in building the knowledge-based economy of West Texas.

Students are the future of our innovation-based mission. To aid them in developing their entrepreneurial ideas a new student organization, Texas Tech Innovation, Mentorship and Entrepreneurialism (TTIME), has been created and will be housed in the research park. Public-private partnerships will be able to lease space to develop companies within the facility.


The Innovation Hub at Research Park is located at 3911 4th Street, Lubbock, TX, just west of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.