University of Washington Environmental Innovation Challenge 2012


Intent to Submit forms due


Competition Organizer

UW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; College of Engineering; College of the Environment

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

This competition is open to any student from a college or university in the Pacific Northwest. 

Important Dates

Intent to submit forms are due by February 10, 2012. Teams must submit a 5-7 papge Business Summary by February 28, 2012. A mandatory Pitch Workshop will take place on March 8, 2012, and the final challenge day will take place on March 29, 2012.

Competition Prizes

$10,000 cash prize for first place, $5,000 second-place prize, and three $2,500 “honorable mention” prizes.

Other Info

The organizers have $30,000 available for student teams to help produce their prototypes. You can use this funding for purchasing materials for your prototype, renting equipment, purchasing safety equipment, and hiring short-term work beyond your team’s capacity.