Now in its second year, Wege Prize is a yearly transdisciplinary design competition that gives teams of five the chance to work collaboratively, use design thinking principles, and contend for $30,000 in total cash prizes, all while helping to show the world what the future of problem solving looks like.
The challenge: teams must work across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to develop a product, service, or business model that can function within and contribute to a circular economy.
Wege Prize is an exciting way to showcase your students’ talents! This year, the competition is open to all colleges and universities nationwide. It’s easy to get started!
We have created a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wegeprize) for more information, a group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/650085171678506/) where conversations can get started, and most importantly, an online forum (http://wegeprizeforum.org) to help facilitate networking and idea exchange.
Wege Prize 2015 (www.wegeprize.org)
Wege Prize Community Forum (http://wegeprizeforum.org): connect with other wicked problem solvers from around the country and begin building a team! Registering on the forum is free and there’s no obligation to participate in the competition.
The deadline for team registration is 11:59pm on January 11, 2015.