Who: The Water Institute at UNC has teamed up with the Takata Corporation to host the first Future Technologies for Water Competition to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan.
What: A first-place prize of $15,000 and a second-place prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the two top finalists.
Applications will be accepted in the following three categories:
- Shortening the water cycle by looking at grey water and/or wastewater reuse
- Rapid testing of water samples with an emphasis on in situ and online testing
- Protecting vulnerable and sensitive populations
When: Only three weeks left to enter! The Water Institute at UNC is accepting applications until July 31, 2014.
How: Interested applicants can apply by filling out an online application at ftw.waterinstitute.unc.edu. Applications will be narrowed down to 15 semifinalists. A panel of distinguished judges will choose three finalists on September 9, 2014.
Where: Three finalists will attend and present their concepts to the panel of judges during the 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy. First- and second-place prizes will be announced at the conference, which will take place October 13-17 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
For further information, please visit: ftw.waterinstitute.unc.edu.