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Schneider Electric — Energy and Power Distribution Challenge

Schneider Electric invites students from across the world to participate in a new challenge with the aim to develop sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to power the new digital economy. Projects may focus on energy efficiency, power distribution, microgrids or equipment efficiency. Finalists will pitch their project in front of Schneider Electric’s top management and executives […]

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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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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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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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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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Hult Prize Foundation — Hult Prize 2018

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together college and university students to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The 2017 theme is “Harnessing the Power of Energy”. Students past or present from any college or university in the world are invited to form small teams. The Hult Prize runs […]

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Conrad Foundation — Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2018-2019

The Spirit of Innovation Challenge is a worldwide competition for youth ages 13-18 to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability. Categories include “Energy and Environment” (among others). Ideas are submitted by student teams, which can be international, if desired. There is a fee for team registration. The winning teams […]

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United Nations Environment Program — Fighting Plastic in the Oceans

UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic are sponsoring a worldwide innovation challenge for university students to fight the increasing problem of plastic in oceans. The winners in each of four categories of the competition will attend the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in California (March 2018), and will receive free mentorship to help them develop […]

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