2017-2018 Water Innovation Prize Kickoff Dinner

October 23 2017, MIT Media Lab

Join us for the Kickoff Dinner of the MIT Water Innovation Prize on Monday, Oct. 23rd at 6:00pm at the MIT Media Lab 6th Floor (E14-648, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge). Come to learn more about water innovation, pitch your own idea, or network to find teammates. We will hear from speakers across sectors about the world’s water challenges and new innovations to address them. We also invite individuals or teams to pitch an idea (3-5 min) - we welcome anything water-related. Please e-mail waterinnovation@mit.edu if interested in pitching.

Applications to enter the prize competition will be due in late December. The winners of the MIT Water Innovation Prize will be awarded innovation grants of up to $30,000 in April 2017. More info can be found at mitwaterinnovation.org.

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MIT Water Innovation Prize

A startup competition aiming to help support the next breakthrough in the water sector


What is the MIT 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. We are the innovation-focused main event of the MIT Water Club and we help emerging entrepreneurs translate their research or idea into a business, access mentors and resources, and build their networks in the water industry. We welcome all approaches to water innovation, from engineering and product design to policy and data analytics.

Our Mission:

Inspire and promote solutions to global water challenges by developing and supporting emerging student entrepreneurs.

MIT Water Innovation Prize 2016-2017

 Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 MIT Water Innovation Prize! 

2017 Winners:     change:WATER Labs   |   PipeGuard    |   Takachar

Watch the video of the entire Final Pitch event:

Water Innovation Prize: News and updates from past winners

Redox Water Solutions, 2016 Winners, awarded $40,000 from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst program 

AquaFresco, 2015 Winners, featured in The Atlantic and Fast Company, received $150k grant from MassCEC InnovateMass and $40k from Catalyst program, and is currently raising $1M round of growth capital.

WellDone, 2015 Winners, named to Forbes 30 under 30 for Energy