IDSA-MI Wege Prize 2016 Awards - Sat, May 14, 2016 @ 9:30am

Wege Prize 2016 Awards

May 16 2016 - 11:43am

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

The Wege Prize, presented by Kendall College of Art and Design’s (KCAD’s) Wege Center for Sustainable Design, 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 KCAD's 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.


When: Saturday, May 14th

Where: Woodbridge N. Ferris Budiling, Room 217

17 Pearl St NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Time: Doors open at 9:30am, finalist 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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