Congratulations! Your pre-proposal submission to the 2013-14 Big Ideas Contest was selected as a finalist, and your project team will move on to the full-proposal round! Your project “PowerTower: Empowering Global Communities” was selected as a finalist from over 185 submissions received in this year’s contest, reflecting the high caliber of your project. We believe your idea has great potential, and we look forward to working with you as you develop your full proposal.
Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.” Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas@ Berkeley has inspired innovative and high-impact student-led projects aimed at solving problems that matter to this generation. By encouraging novel proposals and then supporting concrete next steps, Big Ideas is helping contest winners make an impact all over the world.
By leveraging the creativity of students and the power of competition to drive innovation, Big Ideas creates lasting, positive and impactful social change—empowering a new generation of social innovators.