Water Institute to host ‘Future of Technologies for Water’ competition

July 9, 2014

The Water Institute at UNC, part of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has partnered with Takata Corporation to host the first Future Technologies for Water Competition. The event, which is open to applicants worldwide now through Thursday, July 31, aims to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan.

A first-place prize of $15,000 and a second-place prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the two top finalists.

The future: technology and water

The future: technology and water

Applications will be accepted in three categories:

  • Shortening the water cycle by looking at gray water and/or wastewater reuse;
  • Rapid testing of water samples with emphasis on in situ and online testing; and
  • Protecting vulnerable and sensitive populations.

Online applications are available here.

Three finalists will be announced on Sept. 9. Finalists will attend and present their concepts to a panel of judges during the Water Institute’s 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy conference, scheduled Oct. 13-17 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

For more information, see ftw.waterinstitute.unc.edu.

For social media:  #FTWprize | @UNC_Water_Inst


Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu.