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Water Innovation Prize 2020 Kickoff Dinner

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MIT Wong Auditorium (E51)

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RSVP to join us for an evening of food, fun and education as we celebrate the launch of the 2020 MIT Water Innovation Prize with industry leading investors, researchers, multinational corporations and startups. The kickoff dinner will be held on Thursday evening as part of the annual MIT Water Summit.


== MIT Water Innovation Prize ==

The MIT Water Innovation Prize (WIP) is a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $35K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally. The Prize started in 2015 and has since awarded $100K to 12 teams.

The official Water Innovation Prize application opens in November 2019 and shortlisted teams will receive mentorship in February and March of 2020. Winners are selected at the final pitch event in April 2020.


== CALL FOR STARTUPS ==

We welcome individuals or teams to pitch their ideas at the Kickoff Dinner (3-5 min). All approaches to water innovation are welcome, from engineering and product design to policy and data analytics! Please contact us at: waterinnovation@mit.edu to learn more.


== What to Expect ==

6:00-7:00 PM - Opening Reception and Dinner
7:00-7:10 PM - Introduction to MIT Water Innovation Prize (WIP)
7:10-7:20 PM - Keynotes by John Robinson of Mazarine Ventures and Alex Loucopoulos of Sciens Water
7:20-7:30 PM - Keynote by WIP alumni
7:30-7:50 PM - Startup Rapidfire Pitch
7:50-8:00 PM - Closing


== More about the MIT Water Summit ==

MIT Water Summit: Drowning in Plastic

We use plastic every day, but where does it all go? This year’s MIT Water Summit explores the many ways in which plastics have become intertwined with our water environment, the challenges created by plastic pollution, and potential solutions to tackle emerging challenges. The Summit will bring together leaders from academia, government, NGOs, and industry to provide diverse insights on plastics in the water environment. The MIT Water Summit is a two-day conference hosted annually by the MIT Water Club.

Topics that will be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Microplastics in our water

  • Health & ecological impacts of marine and freshwater plastics

  • Plastic’s path to our water (life cycle and history of plastic pollution)

  • Policies concerning plastic pollution

  • Ocean cleanup & remediation efforts

  • Relevant market & economic opportunities

Full program and tickets at mitwatersummit.com

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