MIT Water Innovation Prize Timeline


Three Featured Events

The MIT Water Innovation Prize takes place throughout the academic year launching with the Kick-off dinner in the Fall. The second stage of the prize involves team formation, idea development, targeted workshops and business plan development. The prize culminates in a final pitch night where teams pitch their ideas to a diverse group of students, faculty, industry professionals and a panel of judges and are awarded innovation grants totaling $30,000.


Kick-off Dinner

WIP begins in the Fall when entrepreneurial-inclined students pitch their start-up ideas at the Kick-off Dinner in October.  


Team and Innovation Development

Through the Winter and Spring, participants receive regular mentorship from industry veterans and participate in workshops to develop a business plan and a technology-to-market road map.


Final Pitch and Prize Awarded

Finally, teams deliver final business plans and pitches to a panel of judges as they compete for prize money at the Final Pitch Night in April/May.