2009 competition took place March 7th on the Purdue campus in Pfendler Hall Dean's Auditorium.
Thank to the students and judges for making the 2009 event a successful one! Placing of teams were as follows:
- This Old Farm Multi-purpose Processing Facility – an innovative facility design serving local food production needs of processing a variety of foods and value added items.
- Grow Green Innovations - A net-zero energy greenhouse that provides native landscaping options and education in the community.
- New Soul Green Computer Design – a workstation that eliminates the need for keyboard and monitor.
Other teams competiting:
FreeLectric – an exercise equipment concept that generates electricity for multiple uses
Mission MatchUp – a social marketing service with carbon credit tracking built in.
ZERObalance – a conscious consumer carbon offset service
Guest presentations from Tecumseh Junior High Exploravision students.
Purdue Students collaborate to help solve and prevent problems by developing innovative environmental services, products, processes, and technologies.
The Environmental Entrepreneurship Initiative Idea 2 Product ® (EE-I2P) is a partnership between the Center for the Environment and the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue's Discovery Park. This initiative is designed to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to learn about environmental entrepreneurship by developing new ideas into services or products that benefit the environment and society. Prize money awards will be provided to the teams with the best environmental service and product ideas. The EE-I2P is held in conjunction with the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative as part of the National Idea-to-Product® event coordinated by Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue's Discovery Park.
Involving undergraduate & graduate students
Empowering students to develop their ideas into commercial products or services
that benefit the environment and society
Educating on entrepreneurship & intellectual property
Awards totaling up to $10,000 across the winning teams
National competition opportunity and additional prize money
Many services and product ideas can be developed and distributed locally or globally in ways that benefit local economies and communities, prevent or address pollution, raise awareness about environmental problems, and solve critical human and ecosystems needs. For instance, one past student team developed a low-cost, clay-based water-purification system for developing countries and other regions in need of potable water. Another team developed a zero emission clean energy vehicle concept for marketing in China. A Purdue team from 2006-2007 developed the concept of the “Green Battery Box” that streamlines used battery recycling with the potential to prevent thousands of pounds of battery toxins from ending up in landfills.
Have an idea and want to join in on the action to help solve and prevent environmental problems? Read more about participation
Contact Brent Ladd or Linda Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stimulate your ideas with some of these Grand Challenges:
- Reduce the industrialized world's carbon footprint 80 percent by 2050.
- Reduce human population 80 percent from its current level without famine, war, viruses or the loss of human dignity by 2110.
- Eliminate the automobile as a form of personal transportation.
- Create political and social systems that run on a solar economy.
- Resolarize the American Farm - turning away from fossil fuel based inputs, to solutions that rely on the power of the sun and wind
- Reregionalize the Food System - creating a decentralized food system that plays to the strengths of each region while managing the weaknesses.
- Rebuild America’s Food Culture - educating everyone, but especially children, why and how to grow and cook healthy, nutritious, and delicious food.
- Revise the scientific method so that it more accurately balances the goal of discovery with moral considerations and precaution.
- Devise viable models of happiness and success that do not require economic growth and increased consumption.
October 31 – notify us of your interest in participating (not mandatory, but requested)
December 12 – submit a signed notice of intent from your team to participate
February 11 – submit a draft feasibility plan for your team’s service or product idea
February 16 – final team selection announced
February 20 - submit final feasibility plan (if changes/updates to your draft plan are necessary)
March 7 – EEI teams present at Purdue during the Environmental Entrepreneurship 2009 Idea-to-Product® Competition (download schedule)
Idea-to-Product® (I2P™) is a registered trademark of the University of Texas