Xylem’s Global Student Innovation Challenge: Register by 7 March

Xylem is calling on students around the world to sign up for the Global Student Innovation Challenge which forms part of the company’s dedicated student development program Xylem Ignite.

Registration for the virtual challenge closes on 7 March 2022.

Students will compete for eight cash prizes from the US$20 000 prize pool in a global innovation challenge to solve water issues.

Over the course of eight weeks, students will submit solutions to one of four challenges: Solving Water with Alternative Sensing Technologies; Smart Floating City Master Plan; Raising Awareness for Water Equity; and Kickstarting Water’s Race to Net Zero.

Participants will have access to masterclasses and support from mentors across the water industry and will work in teams of up to five students.

“Now more than ever, a generation of engaged, passionate and creative young people are speaking up and taking action – advocating and innovating for a more sustainable world,” said Patrick Decker, Xylem’s CEO. “Xylem Ignite is our global youth program to build a strong network of passionate young leaders and empower them to drive real solutions to water issues. Building on the success of our inaugural 2021 Global Student Innovation Challenge, we’re now calling on those who are passionate about solving water to join us in 2022 and help solve the world’s greatest water challenges.”