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AE4H is supporting student teams at the University of Waterloo to compete in the $1 million Hult Prize Social enterprise competition! This year's competition is all about energy access - harnessing the power of energy to transform millions of lives. Teams are tasked with developing a social enterprise strategy that addresses energy poverty issues. AE4H Manager Nigel Moore is helping to advise student teams. Any interested students are encouraged to contact Nigel at npmoore@uwaterloo.ca.


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A team representing the University of Waterloo will travel to the Hult Prize Regional Finals in March 2018 and the winners will go on to take their pitch to one of the 15 Regional Competitions around the world. Last year's UW team, Epoch, made it all the way to Global Finals and this year AE4H wants to help make your start-up a reality with $1,000,000 in start-up funding!

2018 Challenge: Transform – Harnessing the Power of Energy to Transform the lives of 10 million people

This year's Challenge is pushing you even further than previous Challenges, as it asks teams to do two things in parellel:

● Extend your reach: Search across campus, throughout town, and around the world to find the energy-driven technologies that are not realizing their potential to propel progress.

● Get out of the building: Find users and learn about their needs. Don’t just imagine how you can use energy to enable new capabilities—prove it.


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Originally posted on September 18 on www.engineeringforchange.org


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Energy is the lifeblood of human society. By creatively harnessing energy we can transform it into clean water, food, jobs, and connectivity. The world has enough latent capacity for energy innovation to shift the trajectory of global development. The world needs more disruption that taps into those energy innovations to accomplish a second transformation: the transformation of lives. The 2018 Hult Prize is an invitation to student teams around the world to find and develop energy innovations that can be scaled to improve the lives of millions.



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