Challenge Awards Innovation, Sustainability

The Innovative Social Impact Initiative at the University of Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Office of Sustainability are launching a challenge that allows student teams to pitch ideas for sustainable projects or business alternatives that can be moved into actions.

The 2012 UF NetImpact-Walmart Sustainability Better Living Business Plan Challenge, for both graduate and undergraduate students, requires that ideas demonstrate their ability to provide a sustainable and profitable way to help the environment. This may include clean air, waste reduction, efficient use of resources or a beneficial lifestyle for people and communities.

Business plans must be submitted by Jan. 25, with finalist presentations on Feb. 3, from 9am to 1pm, in Hough Hall.

Winners will advance to the regional competition at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, AR, and will have the chance to win the grand prize of $20,000.  For information, contact Kristin Joos at

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