A solutions-to-market competition aiming to help support the next breakthrough in the water sector.


2019 Water Innovation Prize

The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $30K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally. The Prize started in 2015 and has since awarded $100K to 12 teams.

As the main innovation-focused event of MIT Water Club, we help emerging entrepreneurs translate research & idea into businesses, access mentors & resources, and build networks in the water industry. All approaches to water innovation are welcome, from engineering and product design to policy and data analytics.


Upcoming Events


WIP Kickoff Dinner
November 15th, 2018

Join us for an evening of food, fun and education as we celebrate the launch of 2019 MIT Water Innovation Prize with a roomful of industry leading investors, researchers, multinational corporations and startups. We are now taking applications for Startup Rapidfire Pitch as part of the Kickoff Dinner.

MIT Water Summit
November 15-16th, 2018

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. This year’s MIT Water Summit brings together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

WIP Application Deadline
Jan 2019

Application opens on Nov 15th. Stay tuned for more WIP application related information!



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