Climate Change Grant

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We have teamed up with UWaterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) to offer additional grant funding through our Concept $5K Pitch Competition! This funding will be awarded to a student team to directly support innovation and entrepreneurship focused on climate solutions.

This grant will be in addition to the four $5K grants, and can be awarded to any of the competing finalists. That means that a team pitching an innovative solution to a climate change problem has the opportunity to win $10K to help fund their idea!

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Develop Your Idea

Attend Concept events throughout the term to further develop your idea and consider all aspects of its implementation. Meet with Concept coaches to discuss in greater details and prepare for your grant application.

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Apply For the Concept $5K

Apply with your innovative solution to a climate change issue. The top applicants will be selected to pitch at the Concept $5K Semi-Finals where judges will pick the top 10 teams to advance to the $5K Finals. Your 3 minute pitch could help create a brighter and greener future.

Apply for $5K

Eligibility Requirements

  • You’re currently a University of Waterloo undergraduate student, graduate student or postdoc
  • You have an idea or concept that is directly addressing an issue related to climate change
  • You and your idea/team haven’t received $50K or more in funding (e.g. from grants, Velocity Fund Pitch Competition)