Wege Prize 2016 Awards

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Some of the brightest collegiate minds in the world have gathered to solve a truly wicked problem: How can we create a circular economy?

Wege Prize challenges teams of five to design a product, service, or business model that can function within and help create a paradigm shift towards a circular economic model, an economic model in which resources and capital are regenerative. Teams were again required to represent at least two different academic institutions and at least three different academic disciplines. This year’s challenge was answered by 15 teams, representing 19 different colleges/universities and a staggering 52 different academic disciplines. These students converged their unique talents in a collaborative pursuit of a new and revolutionary kind of problem solving, developing innovative ideas and solutions that are truly capable of moving the needle.

Now, only our finalist teams remain standing. Join us as we welcome them to Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) stage, where they’ll present and defend their solutions in full to our judging panel of industry-leading movers and shakers and compete for $30,000 in total cash prizes.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

Doors open at 9:30am, presentations start at 10am.

Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President’s Office at 616.451.2787 x1200 at least 72 hours in advance.

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