The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth.
Designed to encourage scientific understanding of real-world issues, recognise outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.
The theme for 2021 of Preserving the Planet hopes to encourage young scientists to come up with more solutions to global issues that could work towards fighting climate change issues.
Solutions to the problem may need to be highly innovative using cutting edge tech solutions to address large scale needs, but easily attainable and cost-effective measures are required as well. It’s the low-cost and widely accessible solutions that could prove to be the key in bringing a wider range of participation in the global fight against climate change.
Teams will have to:
- Identify a specific problem that deals with an individuals impact, and explain the specific impacts on environmental conditions, human health and/or the economy.
- Research and describe the scale of the problem and the affected populations.
- Analyse the foundations and causes of the specific issue you chose. Investigate, understand in detail, and explain.
- Design a solution that uses clean technology to address your identified problem, and explain how it would help mitigate the negative impacts of such.
And if the thought of working towards saving the planet isn’t enough motivation, there are some amazing prizes up for grabs too:
1st place US$10,000 plus a chance to work with a professional mentor who could help you to further your team’s work and education.
2nd place US$7,000
3rd place US$5,000
4-10th places US$1,000 each
Registrations are open now and close April 23 2021.