UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic™ invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which is the first of its kind, seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. The innovation challenge is organized around the following four tracks:
Deadline for submissions is 20 November 2017. The winners will be invited to the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, USA, on 12 - 16 March 2018 and gain entry into the Think Beyond Plastic annual acceleration program, which provides mentoring and a bridge to commercialization to winning ideas.