The Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler GSIC) invites students enrolled at participating 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.
Student Round 1 Submissions ("The Problem") are due
Student Round 2 Submissions ("The Solution") are due
JUNE 4th, 2021
Global Finals Pitch Decks are due a week before the pitching date
JUNE 11th-12th, 2021
Finalist students pitch their proposed innovative solutions virtually at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge Final in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
*Confirm Round 1 and 2 due dates with your university. With the exception of the Global Finals deadline of June 4th, each university sets its own deadlines for preliminary rounds.
ROUND 1 SUBMISSION
Student-led teams “apprentice with” a social or environmental problem 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 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.
GLOBAL FINALS SUBMISSION
Up to two finalist teams from each participating college/university can advance to the Global Finals. Pitch decks are due one week before the final pitch in June 2021. Global Finalists will pitch their innovations virtually and must demonstrate a realistic implementation plan, well-defined next steps and their team’s commitment to implementing the venture.
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