Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

2016 EIC winner AgriC

2016 grand prize winning team AgriC displays their biodegradable plastic, made out of chitin – an organic material derived from crustacean shells – which decomposes into a fertilizer after use.

Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems. Learn more about the challenge in the tabs below.
Apply for prototype funding  
Prototype funding applications due by December 19, 2016, 5pm

2017 EIC: Thursday, March 30

Read about the 2016 winning teams on the blog.

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Dates + Deadlines
Judging Criteria
Sponsors + Prizes
Success Stories + Winners
Team Formation
Prototype Funding

Questions? Contact Lauren Brohawn at or 206-685-3813.

The Environmental Innovation Challenge is sponsored by Alaska Airlines.