“Through this competition, we want to expand and deepen the partnerships we have that can connect UCI’s expertise to those aspects of poverty for which there are engineering and IT solutions. This is part of our broader initiative to bring the vast stock of ingenuity, creativity, knowledge and passion that exists across the campus to bear on alleviating poverty at home and abroad.”
-Richard Matthew, Professor and Director, Blum Center for Global Engagement, UCI
Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition (Spring 2015)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 15, 2015
Proposals should elaborate on an idea that is sustainable – a prototype is helpful, but not necessary.
Applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply – applicants need not come from an engineering or IT background.
Applicants submitting the top three proposals will be invited to a private salon to present their ideas to experts and potential investors to be held Saturday, June 6, 2015. One winner will be selected at the salon and will receive an all-expense paid weekend at Pelican Hill for his or her self and up to 5 guests.
For more information, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/DesigningSolutionsforPoverty