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MIT | Water Innovation Prize

| Sectors: Water, Innovation
Granting entity: MIT
| Deadline: 11 January
| Type of support: Prize
| Funding/benefits: 35,000 USD
| Applicants: Individuals, teams, early stage start-ups (including at least one student)
| Locations: Global


  1. The entry must involve a technology, product, service, or process aimed at solving a problem related to the world’s water challenges. The water space has numerous opportunities and challenges to solve related to policy, technology, data sensing, analytics, implementation, financing, end-to-end solutions, etc.
  2. A team must be comprised of at least one student who is fully enrolled at any college or university, and it must be a student who presents the pitch.
  3. Teams are not eligible to participate in the Spring 2021 MIT Water Innovation Prize if they have secured combined funding, grants, prize money, or revenue greater than $100k (exclusive of funding explicitly awarded for research, technology, or product development).
  4. Innovations at all stages are welcome to apply; however, past winners of the prize have been able to demonstrate the potential to take their innovation to market within a reasonable time horizon (~5yrs).

Link to application.

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