December 6th: Abstracts due
December 6th- December 13th: Crowd discuss of abstracts
December 20th: Submit revised abstracts
December 27th: Announcement of project ideas
December 27th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project
March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project
March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss
March 25th: Winners announced!
$4,000 1st Prize
$2,500 2nd Prize
$500 Crowd vote
$500 Critic Award
Share the Challenge
The following ideas were submitted by early adopters in a previous round of the Innovate to Mitigate challenge:
- Miniaturized “scrubbers” that remove dissolved CO2 from ocean water
- “Wave generators” adapted to use the horizontal motion of water in rivers
- Using recycled tubing to focus sunlight and create biochar more efficiently
This Promising Ideas section should give you an idea of what's possible, and hopefully can spark new ideas of your own! Check out what innovators around the world are doing.
For those looking for more information and resources about discovery research, try checking out the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education on facebook or twitter.
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