first Future Technologies for Water Competition

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 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:

Social Media:  #FTWprize | @UNC_Water_Inst | YouTube


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