2016-17 Big Ideas Contest

The 2016-17 Big Ideas Contest launches for University of California students!

Big Ideas is an annual innovation contest that provides funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students who have creative solutions to address important social challenges. Each year, the contest awards up to $300,000 in prizes. Since its founding in 2006, the competition has inspired over 1,300 student-led projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems.

Online Information Sessions (Pacific Time)
September 27 – 6:00pm | October 12 – 3:00pm
Watch online on our website

Wondering if your idea is a good fit for the contest? Chat with a Big Ideas advisor!

Schools within the University of California system are eligible to compete in the following 8 categories:

Students receive:

  • Chance to win up to $18,000 for a creative idea
  • Extensive feedback from judges
  • Access to proposal writing, budgeting, and skills development workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exposure to topic area experts
  • 6-week mentorship period for finalist teams

3 page pre-proposal submissions due November 16, 12pm PT
Subscribe to contest updates
Learn more: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/
Questions? bigideas@berkeley.edu


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