BIEA University STEM Challenge 2020: Help us solve the global plastic problem!

  • British International Education Association
  • Worldwide
  • Jun 11, 2020
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Deadline: July 31, 2020 00:00 (CEST)
Eligibility: You can enter individually or as a team of up to 5; the age of your team/ you must be aged between 18-21 years old; you must be studying for a degree (or equivalent) qualification.

BIEA University STEM Challenge 2020

The British International Education Association (BIEA) is a not-for-profit organisation with head office in London. Its mission is to promote British education to emerging international education markets, primarily in China and UAE, but also in other countries. BIEA works to meet the needs and challenges in international education.

BIEA is passionate about enabling young people to develop skills for the future. The ‘BIEA University STEM Challenge 2020’ will help young inventors and designers get started on their entrepreneurial career. The challenge is calling ambitious, creative, curiosity-driven people with a passion for solving problems and making a difference who are role models of entrepreneurship for future generations.

Help us solve the global plastic problem!

We know that the world has a plastic problem. Our oceans and lands have become polluted with our carelessly discarded plastic waste that will take 1000s of years to decompose on land, whilst the plastic in the oceans break up into toxins. Our plastic waste is now causing chemical pollution in our seas.

Can you or your team come up with ideas and solutions that can help to reduce the plastic waste and STEM the Tide of Plastic Pollution?

The proposed technology/service can be an innovation or invention in engineering and/or technology. Engineering is defined broadly, including, but not limited to software, design, energy, cleantech, materials and medical devices.

You should have identified a viable and commercial business proposition with a market opportunity.

You must submit the following as your competition entry:

  • An executive summary report of your innovation/business idea, no more than 500 words
  • A pitch deck presentation of your idea/research project (maximum 30 slides)
  • A short video of your presentation of your project, no more than 10 minutes

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate, Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School