For Wege Prize 2019 we will be revisiting the following wicked problem: How can we create a circular economy?
Wege Prize teams must leverage their transdisciplinary makeup to collaboratively design and propose a solution to a wicked problem of their choosing that can, in turn, help solve the wicked problem of transitioning from a linear economic model to a circular economic model. Possible solutions include, but are not limited to:
Over the course of nine months and four distinct phases, Wege Prize teams will grow their ideas from an informal research plan into a fully-developed solution that can be prototyped and tested in the real world. Guided by direct feedback from competition judges, teams will work to rethink and redesign the way economies work by creating regenerative solutions that have a widespread and lasting positive impact.
Wege Prize judges are looking for solutions that address the shortcomings of a linear economic model on a systemic level. The most successful solutions will:
Think in systems by demonstrating an understanding of how parts influence one another within a whole, as well as the relationship of the whole to the parts.
Individual Participation Requirements
To be eligible to participate on a Wege Prize 2019 team, you must:
*Both undergraduate and graduate level students are eligible to compete. Teams can be composed of both undergraduate and graduate students if they so choose.
Team Participation Requirements
To be eligible to participate in Wege Prize 2019, teams must:
*These are the minimum requirements. Teams with the greatest disciplinary and institutional diversity will likely have a higher probability of success.
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM ELIGIBILITY? EMAIL THEM TO WICKED@WEGEPRIZE.ORG.
Open to undergraduate and graduate students worldwide.
For complete details on the rules, requirements, and regulations that govern Wege Prize 2019 please refer to the website.