World's Challenge Challenge – Application Deadline: January 26, 2020
The winners of the 2019 University of Waterloo World's Challenge Challenge: Project SheCycle secured $30,000 for their venture at the 2019 Global World's Challenge Challenge pitch competition.
The World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC) at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of three students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals) and propose a solution. Teams that have been selected will make a 5-7 minute presentation on their proposed solution on March 9, 2020. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. More information about the WCC at the University of Waterloo can be found here.
Each member of the winning team will win $1,000 and will move on to compete against other schools at the WCC Global Final held at Western University in London, Ontario from June 8-12, 2020. The winning team of the International round will win $30,000, the second place team will win $15,000 and the 3rd place team will win $7,500. More information about this event can be found here (including the scoring rubric and resources).
Apply Here By January 26, 2020
MAP THE SYSTEM - 2020 Register By February 5 2019
Map the system is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social and environmental change. It is a competition that gives us the tools to understand the whole picture and takes us out of our silos. Dive into a deep and multi-dimensional analysis of your solution to a global social or environmental issue.
Prizes £4,000 £3,000 £2,000
Make meaningful global connections, Showcase your project and ideas, grow as an individual, Map out your future
The Wege Foundation - Applications Due Nov 10th 2019
Wege Prize is a yearly international student design competition that gives teams of five the chance to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries, use design thinking principles, and contend for $30,000 (USD) in total cash prizes, all while helping to show the world what the future of problem-solving looks like. THE CHALLENGE: HOW CAN WE CREATE A CIRCULAR ECONOMY?
Solve Wicked Problems : A wicked problem is not evil, it is not a problem that implies evil but it rather implies a problem that is resistant to a solution
Jack Rosen Memorial Award - Applications Due Oct 11th 2019
Do you have an innovative idea for a product, process, program or service to prevent, mitigate or solve an environmental problem? Tell us about it! If you’re one of the top entries, you’ll be invited to ‘pitch’ your idea in a Dragon’s Den style competition for a chance to walk away with the $3,000 grand prize.
Students may enter individually or in teams of up to five. All groups must include at least one full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Environment. One entry per student or team.
Tell us about your unique solution by applying at the link below.
Concept (imagined by velocity) $5K – Apply : Open January 27 2020 Close February 6th 2020
Concept is the on-campus initiative launched by Velocity. Students with innovative ideas are invited to pitch at the Concept Fund $5K Qualifiers, held each term. The top 10/40 teams are invited to pitch at the Velocity Fund Finals for their chance to win one of four $5,000 grants.
Concept also hosts personal development workshops, pitching workshops and networking sessions on campus.