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Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge: Prototype Funding Application Deadline
WhenMonday, Dec. 19, 2016, 4 – 5 p.m.

Have a great idea for an innovation that will contribute to a healthier planet? We have funding to help you build your prototype!

Prototype funding is available to students who plan to enter the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

Application DEADLINE
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 5 p.m.

About the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Students are our best hope for solving the world’s most pressing environmental problems. If you have passion and the desire to make an im­pact, the Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an en­vironmental problem, design a solution, build a prototype and/or a computer simulation, and create a business summary that demonstrates the market potential.

What is eligible?
Any product, process or service that reduces waste, minimizes en­ergy consumption, and contributes to a healthier planet. Re-use, recycling, water usage, green buildings, energy generation, green consumer prod­ucts, and nanotechnology - all are ripe for innovation.

Prototype funding can spur development and help convey your idea to a broader audience. We have funding available to help with creating a physical model, object, or device.

Student teams are invited to apply for funds that can be used to purchase materials, rent equipment, or hire short-term workers with high level skills beyond the team’s capacity.

Funds are available for teams with students attending a college or university in the state of Washington and are provided in the form of a debit card. Awards generally are between $500 and $3,000 per team, although other requests will be considered.

Prototype funding may not be used for marketing, business cards, displays, signage, visuals, etc. You cannot buy computers, 3-D printers, phones, or pay team members, transportation or lodging.  You cannot use funds for legal or other professional fees.  All expenditures must be accounted for with receipts and the Buerk Center spending log, which will be provided. Good luck!

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