You: Founder of a women-led startup and current student (or recent grad) with plans to take your business to the next level this summer Us: A community of women entrepreneurs looking to close the gender gap in VC through an exciting and innovative new pitch competition Match made in heaven? You’ll have to apply to find out. We’re so excited to open applications for Pitch HearstLabU; a startup pitch competition...READ MORE
What We’re Looking For ASME ISHOW is open to individuals and organizations taking physical products to market that will have a positive social and environmental impact. Whether you are selling your product directly to customers or employing a service model to drive accessibility, we want to hear about your venture. Applicants should have an existing prototype and be interested in receiving seed grants, technical support and access to industry networks to...READ MORE
January 16th: Deadline for registration and abstract submissions For details and links to registration and submissions please see efests.asme.org. What is the Sustainability Innovations Competition & Prizes? We are excited to announce that we’ve updated, renamed and expanded the Environmental Systems Division Competition. It is now called the Sustainability Innovations Competition! The ASME Environmental Systems Division (ESD), Engineering for Change (E4C) and Engineering Global Development (EGD) are sponsoring the 2023 Sustainability Innovations...READ MORE
The Constellation Prize seeks to reimagine what engineering is for by celebrating engineers and their collaborators whose work embodies the ideals of environmental protection, social justice, human rights, and peace. By bringing to light the generative work of engineers and collaborations pushing the boundaries of their disciplines, this prize highlights how engineering can be done to encourage new modes of engagement, research, development, design, and impact. The prize recognizes both engineers and...READ MORE
Global Engineering Awards Community Ops in newsletter 10/28/2022 & 12/02/2022 (Institution offering opportunity: Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience) Nomination Deadline: January 8, 2023 Nominations are now open for the 5th Annual Global Engineering Awards hosted by the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience. These prestigious awards recognize one professional and one student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision and who take a solutions-oriented...READ MORE
The ShelterTech accelerator is expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, and we are seeking disruptive solutions in the shelter space to improve housing livability and affordability for low-income families. Launched at the Africa Housing Forum – the region’s primiere venue for collaboration and sharing of ideas, experiences and lessons on addressing housing ecosystem issues – ShelterTech accelerator sub-Saharan Africa aims to fast-track innovations from the private sector that provide scalable answers to today’s affordable...READ MORE
The Office of Science and Technology and Cooperation, in coordination with Wiley and Elsevier, sponsor the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE). This annual award recognizes young scientists (under 40) who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies. We are on the search for the 2022 U.S. nominee in this year’s theme: Innovation to Achieve Economic, Environmental,...READ MORE
Applications are now open for Habitat for Humanity International’s Africa Housing Forum Innovation Awards! The competition seeks to promote and celebrate innovative approaches and solutions to improving housing conditions for low-income families at scale. The ShelterTech category celebrates products, services and technologies from the private sector, including startups. Winners will be announced at the 1st Africa Housing Forum in Nairobi (and online), May 12-14, 2022. Applications are now open! More...READ MORE
The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies is presented to An individual or team, up to three in number. Scope For outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve the environment and/or public safety. Community Intelligent transportation systems, wireless communications, sensor networks control and control and automation, computing, and signal processing. Prize The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze...READ MORE
Nomination Deadline is January 31, 2021 The Mortenson Center in Global Engineering will host the 4th Annual Global Engineering Awards in March 2022. These awards recognize a professional and a student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. The Global Engineering Awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This encompasses students and professionals in traditional engineering disciplines as...READ MORE
ABSTRACT The lack of adequate sanitation facilities is a global problem with an estimated 2.3 billion people using unimproved toilets or no toilets at all when eliminating waste. One United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to globally achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all and to end open defecation by the year 2030. World Vision is one of many organizations and governments working towards the achievement of...READ MORE
ABSTRACT There is a tremendous need for investment in clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) throughout the world. Lack of access to adequate WASH facilities leads to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of deaths each year and disproportionately affects rural areas of low and middle-income countries. A recent United Nations report indicates a majority of countries with national WASH plans lack sufficient financing to implement the plans and almost...READ MORE
Seeking Innovators in Sanitation Entrepreneurship! Application deadline: June 5 Aqua for All, World Waternet and Accenture are proud to launch the first ever Sarphati Sanitation Challenge! Since 2013, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards have sought to honour entrepreneurial contributions to the global sanitation challenge. This year, we are transforming the Sarphati Sanitation Awards into the Sarphati Sanitation Challenge, to support promising market-based sanitation solutions on their path to scale. We call...READ MORE
Malaria Prevention through Innovations in Home Design or Home Life ABSTRACT For some, a mosquito bite may simply be an itchy nuisance. However, mosquitoes are also carriers of infectious diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. Malaria is the primary concern of this Challenge, as Zika and West Nile viruses have very low prevalence in Kenya. Transmission of vector-borne diseases most frequently occurs within and around the...READ MORE
Technology Interventions for improved landscape restoration and agro-forestry practices to better the livelihoods of rural communities in India for the Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP) About the project The Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP) being piloted in Kabirdham District of Chhattisgarh State to restore the landscape in the region and helping the local stakeholders to elevate the Agro forestry sector and to improve their local economy. Please click here for a short overview of...READ MORE
Sun. Jan. 31, 2020 – Deadline to Nominate The Mortenson Center for Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is hosting the Third Annual Global Engineering Awards, recognizing a professional and a student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. The nomination process is now open. The Global Engineering Awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This...READ MORE
Affordability is a key design requirement for financially-constrained markets. Reducing costs is often the central focus of improvements in the design of innovations, and cost is a primary metric of comparison between competing innovations. Yet, despite its critical role, it is rare to find a sophisticated discussion of costs or cost evaluation strategies in published papers. Methodologies to create and analyze cost evidence vary widely across studies, and are often...READ MORE
ABSTRACT The introduction of chlorination as a means to disinfect and safeguard public drinking water represents one of the most impactful public health advances in recorded history. Despite the well documented public health benefits, however, the use of chlorination in rural water supply systems in sub-Saharan Africa remains low. One factor limiting its use is the ability to efficiently monitor free residual chlorine levels at multiple points with the water...READ MORE
Opportunity to deploy technologies for improved landscape restoration, agro-forestry practices and sustainable development to better the livelihoods of rural communities in India The Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP), which is being facilitated by Commonland, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) , Samerth Charitable Trust and Global Business Inroads (GBI) and supported by the IKEA Foundation is seeking to attract innovative technologies to enhance the productivity and livelihoods of the local stakeholders, resulting in...READ MORE
ABSTRACT Habitat for Humanity and the Terwilliger Center, the Seeker for this Challenge, recognize the urgent need for efficient and effective construction and demolition (C&D) waste management as it would lead to impactful social, environmental, and economic benefits. Worldwide, the construction industry produces a tremendous amount of C&D debris every year, with one recent study estimating production of such waste will reach 2.2 billion tons by 2025. India, the country of primary...READ MORE
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