MIT Water Innovation Prize Application
This application indicates your team's request to compete in the 2017-2018 MIT Water Innovation Prize. Note that submitting this form does NOT guarantee entry into the competition - the Water Innovation Prize team will notify you if you are approved to participate. Participants will be paired with mentors as they prepare a business plan and final presentation, culminating in a Final Pitch Night to a panel of judges on April 4, 2018. At least one student team member MUST be available to pitch in-person on April 4 in Cambridge, MA. The winners of the MIT Water Innovation Prize will be awarded innovation grants of up to $30,000.

Please review entry rules at http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/rules/

Questions? Contact waterinnovation@mit.edu

Email address *
Team Name *
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Contact Email *
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The Idea
*******Important Reminder**********
Please do not disclose any unprotected intellectual property in the Statement of Intent. If you have questions regarding intellectual property or patents, please contact James Freedman (jrftlo@mit.edu) at the MIT Technology and Licensing Office.
State your idea in one sentence *
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What problem are you trying to solve / opportunity seeking to fill? *
(5-7 sentences, max 1000 characters)
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How will your idea solve this problem / address this opportunity? *
(5-7 sentences, max 1000 characters)
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Any other materials about your idea? (website, video, blog, etc.)
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The Team
Note: Teams must be comprised of at least one student who is fully enrolled at any college or university, and a student must present the pitch at the final event on April 4.
Would your team like to be considered for travel funding? (Some funding will be available for a limited number of teams from outside the Boston area) *
Team Captain (first & last) *
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Team Captain Affiliation *
School, program, organization, etc.
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Team Member #1 (first & last)
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Team Member #1 Affiliation
School, program, organization, etc.
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Team Member #2 (first & last)
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Team Member #2 Affiliation
School, program, organization, etc.
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Team Member #3 (first & last)
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Team Member #3 Affiliation
School, program, organization, etc.
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Additional Team members
List names and affiliation.
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Existing Advisors/Mentors *
State "N/A" if not applicable.
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Are your combined funding, grants, prize money, and revenue (exclusive of funding explicitly awarded for research, technology, or product development) less than US$100K? *
As of Dec 31, 2017.
What is your amount of previously secured funding? (US$) *
As of Dec 31, 2017.
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Stage & Resource Needs
Stage of solution *
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Resource needs *
Check more than one if necessary.
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What type of mentor that would be most helpful for your team? *
Your participation in the 2018 Water Innovation Prize grants you access to mentors from the water industry and entrepreneurial space. Mentors act as informal advisors and you are responsible for meeting with them (in person or virtually) at least three times between February and April. Please specify the type of expertise that would be most helpful for your team (e.g. technical guidance, customer strategy, funding strategy, expert in a specific market/industry, etc).
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How did you hear about us? *
Anything else?
Add any other comments or explanatory information here.
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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