2018 MIT Water Innovation Prize
Deadline for submission: December 31, 2017
Have a water-related startup idea? Submit your application to compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for $30K in innovation grants! Translate your research or idea into a business, get access to mentors and resources, and build your network of industry professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs passionate about water. We welcome all approaches to water innovation, from policy and data analytics to engineering and product design.
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.
Inspire and promote solutions to global water challenges by developing and supporting emerging student entrepreneurs.
News and updates from past winners
Pipeguard Robotics (2017 Winners) Founder You Wu named to 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Manufacturing & Industry list
Change: Water Labs (2017 Winners) named finalist and audience choice award at the Cleantech Open Northeast Region, winning $10,000 and will compete in the national finals in January
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