My daughter and her team are competing for $65,000 in prize money for the Wege Prize against five other teams who hail from around the world!
Wege Prize is an annual competition that ignites game-changing solutions for the future by inspiring college/university students around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work.Participants contend for $65,000 (USD) in total cash prizes, all while learning—and helping to show the world—what the future of problem solving looks like.
College/university students from all over the world will compete in transdisciplinary teams of five, representing different academic disciplines and different academic institutions. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level student are eligible to compete.
Each team must leverage its transdisciplinary makeup to collaboratively design and propose a product, service, business model, or other solution to a wicked problem of their choosing that can help us transition from a linear economic model to a circular economic model.
Team Scupp is composed of undergraduate and graduate students in design, science, and engineering. It’s essentially my daughter and her closest friends. They are all passionate about environmental concerns plus have entrepreneurial chops.
What’s the big problem that Team SCUPP is trying to solve in their circular economy challenge? Their approach addresses many problems from food insecurity to zero-input crops to access to the ocean for commercial use.
Caleb Calloway is Team SCUPP’s representative. He’s interviewed here as a 2022 Wege Prize Finalist on Team SCUP Aquaculture.
The competition is a 10 minute presentation followed by 10 minute Q & A session with the judges.
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