The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is announcing a new innovation competition on campus called the USC Wrigley Sustainability Prize. The goal is to promote marketable ideas from the USC community that can result in meaningful sustainability/environmental change. The competition is open to USC undergrads, grads, faculty and staff teams from ALL disciplines--teams can be mixed as long as there is student involvement in the group.
The competition is now open, with applications due February 10, 2017.
Applicants are invited to propose their ideas, then attend a business workshop where environmental and entrepreneurial experts will help teams refine their concepts and develop a business pitch. Finalists then present their concepts to a panel of judges and an audience at a showcase event in April 2017.
First prize is $7,000 to help make the winning team's sustainable idea a reality! (2nd place - $5,0000, 3rd place, $3,000).