Tuesday, November 19, 2013

EIC Team Formation Night Nov 20 & $45K Prototype Funding!

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Cleantech Innovation + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet
Team Formation Nights – UW EIC
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7pm, HUB 334  PIZZA!

Want to compete in the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge?
Need team members? Come give a 1-minute pitch.
Want to join a team? Come listen to pitches and meet potential teammates.
Find out about prototype funding, judging criteria and the logistics for the Challenge on April 3, 2014.

Students from all colleges and universities throughout the Pacific NW are invited to participate in the EIC. Teams are cross-disciplinary, undergrads to grads.

Prototype FundingApplication due December 16 (Available to WA State teams only.)
We have $45K in prototype funding available for the 2014 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge! We suggest that each team request between $500 and $2,500 for prototype funding, but we will consider both smaller and larger amounts. Funding is only available to teams from schools in Washington, and is distributed from three distinct sources with varying stipulations:

  • UW Seattle Campus - Available Funds: $25,000
    The UW College of Engineering has provided $25K for teams entering the UW EIC. The entire team does not have to be made up of engineering students, but the application must be submitted by an engineering student.
  • WA State Schools - Available Funds: $5,000
    WRF Capital has provided $5K to teams who are serious about environmental innovation. Teams applying for this funding do not need to have an engineering student on them.
  • WA State Schools - UW Clean Energy Institute - Available Funds: $15,000
    The Clean Energy Institute has provided $15K to fund prototype development for student teams from across the state of Washington. In order to qualify for this funding, teams must focus on tech innovation in solar energy, electrical energy storage, and/or the software or hardware for renewable integration with the grid.

Info – Pam Tufts, ptufts@uw.edu