Big Ideas and Designing Solutions Information Session – 10/20/16

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Merage School of Business 1, Suite 2300)

This information session is geared toward UCI undergraduate and graduate students interested in submitting an innovative idea to the Big Ideas and/or Designing Solutions for Poverty competitions.

Big Ideas 2016-2017

Space is limited. RSVP online to reserve your seat.

Big Ideas is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.” Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired innovative and high-impact student-led projects aimed at solving problems that matter to this generation. By encouraging novel proposals and then supporting concrete next steps, Big Ideas is helping contest winners make an impact all over the world. Entry is open to teams of UC undergraduate and graduate students.

Designing Solutions for Poverty is an annual award based at UC Irvine intended to harness the excitement of the University with the enterprise of the broader community. Entrants should submit proposals of a design or technology-based solution with the capacity to be applied to a real world, poverty-related problem in areas such as financial inclusion, energy, water, health, and services. The selected proposal will receive at least $20,000 in financial support as well as mentorship. Entry is open to individuals and teams of UCI students, staff, faculty, and the broader community.

Interested community members are also invited to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Learn more about the contests, online information sessions, timelines, and eligibility HERE.