FUNDING INNOVATION IN

CONSERVATION,

CLIMATE CHANGE &

CLEAN ENERGY

We provide $10,000 in seed funding to young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in Conservation, Climate Change and Clean Energy.

What is the C-Prize?

C-Prize is an annual competition for University students that provides $10,000 in seed capital for innovative solutions that address Conservation, Climate Change or Clean Energy.   

 

How does it work? 

Each year, the C-Prize organization challenges student-teams to come up with innovative solutions in the areas of Conservation, Climate Change and Clean Energy.  What kind of ideas are we looking for?    Develop a new, innovative technology.  Integrate existing technologies.  Raise capital for a high impact nonprofit.  Execute a C-project in your neighborhood - or on the other side of the world.   The sky is the limit.  The only requirement is the idea creates positive, measurable impact in Climate Change, Conservation or Clean Energy. 

 

Teams apply by submitting a 2 page proposal (maximum!). We select up to 10 of the most promising ideas and invite those teams to a finals night where they pitch to a panel of experts.  The winning team receives $10,000 in seed capital to execute their idea. 

We see this as a win-win:  Students receive real world experience that changes our world, and our planet receives help where it is most needed.   Innovation with a conscience.  

The C-Prize is not an 'ideas' competition.  We expect the winning team(s) to complete, deliver their solution and create impact.  Many of the world's most brilliant ideas came from a few students in a dorm room.  We want to bring that innovation to Conservation, Climate Change and Clean Energy. 

 

If you are a current Notre Dame student and want to change the world before you graduate, but just need a little funding to get going, apply for the C-Prize today.   Applications are due Oct 22nd and may be submitted by clicking on 'Apply' below.  The 2020 C-Prize will be held by video conference on Oct 29th.

 

What will YOU fight for?  Join us and start to change the world.

Current Projects

Marine Population Statistics Monitor

Using mobile technology to monitor species populations on the coast of Honduras.

Painted Dog Image Recognition

Identifying wild dogs for the Painted Dog Conservation in Mozambique

Environmental Compliance App

Measuring compliance to help ensure the survival of Cotton Top Tamarins with Proyecto Titi

Purple Martin Conservation

Real time tracking for the Purple Martin Conservation Association.

Predator Protection Device

Reducing human-lion conflict in Kenya.

Contact

In Silicon Valley:  Chris Vargas

Email:  cvargasgm@gmail.com

At Notre Dame: (tba)

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