Student teams are invited to apply for funding to build prototypes for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. These funds can be used to purchase materials, rent equipment, or hire short-term workers with skills beyond the team’s capacity. Application closes Sunday, Dec. 20 at midnight.
About the Environmental Innovation Challenge
Students are our best hope for solving the world’s most pressing environmental problems. If you have passion and the desire to make an impact, the Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, build a prototype and/or a computer simulation, and create a business summary that demonstrates the market potential.
What is eligible?
Any product, process or service that reduces waste, minimizes energy consumption, and contributes to a healthier planet. Re-use, recycling, water usage, energy generation, green consumer products, and nanotechnology - all are ripe for innovation.
Team Formation website is open!
Need to find a team/teammates for the EIC, HIC or BPC. Enter info here.
Due Dates (open to students from all colleges and universities in the Pacific NW)
Prototype Application Due Dec. 20, midnight. Application Here! You’ll be notified by Jan 6.
Team Registration, January 22 to February 1. Open your online account with basic team information.
EIC OFFICIAL ENTRY February 21, your 5-7 page business summary is due. Top 21 teams will be selected to present at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge which is held on March 31, 2016.