Green Idea Factory Competition


The Green Idea Factory Competition 2013/2014 is the 3rd annual event and a new education initiative of PiES, the Project for Innovation, Energy & Sustainability. PiES is a green jobs incubator, in partnership with the Town of Davidson, that provides a structure for start-up and early stage green businesses to assist them through the various phases of business development.

By creating and hosting the Green Idea Factory Annual Competition, PiES partners with local high schools to establish an educational competition for students to raise their awareness about recycling, renewable energy, entrepreneurship and green industries.

Building on their studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), students participating in the Green Idea Factory Competition showcase their studies, resourcefulness and ingenuity by creating innovations in green business. The Green Idea Factory Competition is the launch point of an annual event that merges education, innovation, green business and entrepreneurship.


Competition Organizer

Project for Innovation, Energy &Sustainability

Local US Event
Davidson, NC
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • High School -All U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • Specialized Industries
Important Dates


  • Application Period: Oct. 10 – March 5
  • Initial Project Summary due date: January 15, 2014
  • Executive Summary due date: March 5, 2014
  • Final Presentations & Judging: March 8, 2014
  • Awards Event (in conjunction with the NC Science Festival): April 5, 2014
Competition Prizes

There will be a total of $7,000 of scholarship awarded to:

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Honorable Mention