Funding: Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge


Form a team. Shape the future. Maybe the idea came to you in a class, lab, studio, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life!

Apply Here:
Deadline: February 20

The top 21 teams from the Screening Round advance to the Challenge on March 29, at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Additional Resources and Opportunities to Support Your Team

Examples of Past Entries
So you want to enter, but you feel like the business part is intimidating—We can help! All students are invited to come by our office in Dempsey Hall 227 to view past entries. Bring a notepad and any questions you might have. And definitely review the rules beforehand under the “Entry Requirements” tab. There are also a few examples on the EIC website under the “Judging Criteria” tab.

2017 EIC Photo Diary
What is the competition experience like? Take a look at the photo diary from the 2017 EIC and read what students just like you had to say.

Drop-in or Stream Resource Nights
Attend, live-stream, or watch the recording of Resource Nights, covering various aspects of creating a startup venture, from idea generation to legal issues to raising capital. The classes are recorded and streamed live each Tuesday night starting at 6:00 pm during winter quarter.

A virtual platform where you can connect with professionals who are happy to advise you. Use your UW student ID.

Questions?  Email Lauren Brohawn at

Event: Innovation Challenge, Nov. 19

innovative? find your people.

Have an idea? Now you just need to build it, create a plan, do some marketing and find funding.

Don’t know how to do all of that?  No worries.
We know people who can help you.
And, we have Prototype Funding $$$!  We’ll tell you about that.

Come meet other students who share your interests.
RSVP’s are helpful…

  • November 19, Thursday, 5:30-7:30, HUB 145 + Panel of Past Participants
  • December 2, Thursday, 5:30-7:00, HUB 332

Yes, there will be food & refreshments.

Find out about…


Need team members? Come give a 1-minute idea pitch.
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