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Rice University — Business Plan Competition for Early-Stage Startups

The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University (Texas, USA) invites student teams to participate in the Rice Business Plan Competition 2018. Entrepreneurs receive the opportunity to pitch their startups to investors, receive mentoring, network with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and enhance their startup strategy. Typically, startups have a technology component in one […]

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Commission for Environmental Cooperation — Youth Innovation Challenge

The CEC is looking for innovative ideas for green growth to address the complex sustainability challenges in North America. Residents of Canada, Mexico and the United States (and its territories) aged 18-30 are eligible to submit science, technology and business innovations. The winner will receive C$5 thousand in project seed funding and mentoring from the […]

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Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation — Science without Borders Challenge 2018

The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international student art competition. The theme for this year’s challenge is “Why Coral Reefs Matter”. Students are asked to use their artistic talents to create a piece of art that illustrates why coral reefs matter to them, their country, the world, and/or other organisms or ecosystems. The SWB […]

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Hike & Cycle – Nature-Saving Scholarship for Students

Hike & Cycle awards Nature-Saving Scholarships to students who raise environmental awareness and support a responsible approach to outdoor activities using their writing skills. For this contest participants are asked to prepare a list of nature-saving rules on one of the following subjects: (1) Responsible Camping; (2) How Hikers Can Make Sure That They Don’t […]

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African Leadership Academy — Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2018

The Anzisha Prize is awarded to young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$100 thousand. The next application cycle is 15 February to 01 April 2018. […]

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Swedish Institute Alexandria — Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest

The Swedish Institute Alexandria in collaboration with the Center for Mediterranean Integration of the World Bank invites applications for the Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest. Winners will participate in the CMI 2018 World Water Day workshop in Alexandria, Egypt (March 2018) with covered travel and accommodation. Young researchers, entrepreneurs and activists working on water challenges in […]

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U.S. Department of State — Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2018

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from the developing world for one semester of non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment in the USA. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. The eligible countries are listed in the call. Candidates need […]

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Cisco — Global Problem Solver Challenge 2018

Cisco is looking for innovative technology solutions from student entrepreneurs around the world that solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university. A total of US$300 thousand will be awarded for the adoption and development of breakthrough technologies, products, and […]

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Iridescent — Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls

Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. Girls work with women mentors, find a problem in their community and develop a mobile app to launch a startup. Categories may include environment, poverty, health, and others. Eligibility extends to teams […]

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UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic — Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge seeks solution-oriented engineering, research and communication projects that can help solve the global marine litter problem. The innovation challenge is organized around four themes: (1) Design and […]

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