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Apply for the Environmental Innovation Challenge

Apply for the Environmental Innovation Challenge
Application deadline is February 20 | Questions? E-mail Lauren Brohawn

Maybe the idea came to you in the lab, in class, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to showcase your solution to our pressing environmental problems. Form a team. Shape the future. $15,000 Grand Prize!

Start your application now

Available Resources for EIC Applicants


Examples of Past Entries
So you want to enter, but you feel like the business part is intimidating—We can help! All students are invited to come by our office in Dempsey Hall 227 to view past entries. Bring a notepad and any questions you might have. And definitely review the rules beforehand under the “Entry Requirements” tab.

Judging Criteria:
See expanded list of guidelines and online examplesat under the “Judging Criteria” tab. Judges don’t just score you! You will also receive in-person feedback and long-lasting connections.

The Basics:

What is the problem you are addressing?
What is your proposed solution?
Who are the team members and advisors?
Do you have a demo or prototype? (You are NOT expected to have a final model)

Foster BizDev Consultants
This team of MBA candidates is happy to help you with the business aspects of your project. Contact them ASAP to be matched with an appropriate consultant.


S&E Design Consulting

A team of students from the Human Centered Design and Engineering program can help you think through your digital product design. E-mail them to connect.


A virtual platform where you can connect with professionals who are happy to advise you. Use your UW student ID (non-UW students can gettemporary ID by e-mailing the Buerk Center).



2017 EIC Photo Diary

What is the competition experience like? Take a look at the photo diary from the 2017 EIC and read what students just like you had to say.


Drop-in or Stream Resource Nights

Each Tuesday during Winter Quarter from 6 to 7:50 pm in PACCAR Hall 192