Cleantech Innovation + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet

If you've got a passion for cleantech and the desire to make an impact, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates market opportunity and the potential for impact.


What Is Cleantech / Environmental Innovation?
We define cleantech innovation as any product, process or service that reduces waste, minimizes energy consumption, and contributes to a healthier planet. Re-use, recycling, water usage, energy generation, green consumer products, nanotechnology - all are ripe for innovation.

Questions? Contact Pam Tufts: ptufts@uw.edu or 206.685.3813

The Environmental Innovation Challenge is sponsored by Alaska Airlines.

The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship produces the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge in partnership with the College of Engineering and the College of the Environment.


Prototype FundingPrototype Funding
Need money to build your prototype for the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge? The Buerk Center has $45K in prototype funding available for teams entering the 2014 EIC. Learn More.
Interested in competing in the 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge?
The Buerk Center's Team Formation website connects individuals looking for teams to join with teams looking for talented team members. Check it out!
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Climate of Change presents the UW EIC

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