UC San Diego Innovation Calendar
The Triton Innovation Challenge, now in its sixth year, is a business competition focused on fostering creativity and bringing to the spotlight commercially promising, environmentally focused technologies generated by the finest minds at UC San Diego. Supported through the generosity of The William and Kathryn Scripps Family Foundation Inc., the program is presented through a partnership of the Rady School of Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Jacobs School of Engineering.
The competition awards cash prizes totaling $11,000 to support new and innovative ideas that relate to the environment (comes from, inspired by, or directly impacts nature.) Social innovation ideas and those with or without a prototype are encouraged to apply. All participants are also eligible to compete for up to $300,000 in investment funding from the Rady Venture Fund and Triton Technology Fund. Anyone (students, faculty and staff) affiliated with UC San Diego is invited to apply by October 21, 2015.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any current UC San Diego student, staff or faculty member can apply. Those with environmentally relevant ideas at all stages of development, including social innovation ideas, are welcome to submit an applicaiton.
WHAT’S THE PROCESS?
Applications for the 2017 TriNet Challenge must be submittted by 9AM on October 16th. All proposals will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges and approximately 10 semifinalists will be selected. The semifinalists will be paired with mentors to help them refine their product, market and business concepts, and to prepare for their presentations. After presenting to a panel of judges, finalists will be selected to present at the Triton Innovation Challenge on November 28th to the university and business community.