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Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge – National Geographic Society

Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge – National Geographic Society

Deadline: 11 June 2019
Open to: scientist and academic problem solvers from around the globe
Аward: compete for a share of USD1.5 million in awards and investment

Description

The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a key component of National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures’ partnership to reduce plastic waste, asks problem solvers from around the globe to develop novel solutions to tackle the world’s plastic waste crisis.

More than 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans each year, and without interventions, this number is expected to almost double to 17 million tons per year by 2025. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge will focus on three strategic ways to address this growing crisis: designing alternatives to single-use plastic, identifying opportunities for industries to address plastic waste throughout supply chains, and effectively communicating the need for action through data visualization.

The challenge is a one-year competition composed of three complementary tracks that will run simultaneously—Design, Circular Economy, and Data Visualization.

Eligibility

The challenge is a one-year competition composed of three complementary tracks that will run simultaneously—Design, Circular Economy, and Data Visualization.

Award

Teams will compete for aggregate prize purses of up to USD 500,000, and qualified participating teams may have the opportunity to receive a minimum of USD 1 million in aggregate investment from Sky Ocean Ventures.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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