The Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler GSIC) invites students enrolled at partner universities to engage with one or more of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by developing a social innovation that responds to an environmental or social challenge at the local or global level!
This page is designed for those students participating in the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge. Please note that specific dates and requirements may differ across participating university campuses.
FEBRUARY 24th, 2021
Student Round 1 Submissions ("The Problem") are due
APRIL 22nd, 2021
Student Round 2 Submissions ("The Solution") are due
JUNE 4th, 2021
Round 3 Pitch Decks are due a week before the pitching date
JUNE 11th-12th, 2021
Finalist students pitch their proposed innovative solutions (in-person, provided it is safe to gather in-person, or virtually) at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge Final in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
*Confirm due dates with your university, some universities have different Round 1 and 2 deadlines.
ROUND 1 SUBMISSION
Student-led teams “apprentice with” a social or environmental issue of their choice, and produce a visual map/chart /infographic and an executive summary of the issue that demonstrates their understanding of this issue.
ROUND 2 SUBMISSION
Student-led semi-finalist teams craft an innovative solution to their chosen problem or issue and demonstrate this proposed solution’s impact, feasibility, sustainability, scalability or replicability, as well as its acceptability or desirability to the community or target population.
ROUND 3 SUBMISSION
Up to two finalist teams from each participating college/university can advance to the global final. Pitch decks are due one week before the final pitch in June 2020. Student finalists can pitch in person in San Diego, California, USA, or virtually over the internet. Finalists must also demonstrate well-defined next steps, a realistic implementation plan, and their team’s commitment to implementing the venture.
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