In order to ensure a more sustainable future, it’s essential that we promote and cultivate fresh ideas, innovative thinking and sustainable practices that balance environmental, societal and economic benefits. SISCA advances sustainable development, helping further Dow’s commitment to create positive change for tomorrow. Do you have a great idea? Is it engineering focussed? Then we want you!
Win up to $25,000 for your innovation
The Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovations is calling for submissions for innovative ideas with tangible engineering focus and in line with Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals. This is your chance to fund your ideas and create your own business through Dow's Sustainable Innovation Student Award Challenge (SISCA), offering $12,500 for the best engineering innovation proposal associated with sustainable production and utilisation of energy, materials, food or water. If this still isn’t good enough, the Dow Centre's Innovation Seed Fund will match the SISCA prize with another $12,500!
Do you have an idea, but are in need of some cash and, perhaps, mentoring to turn it into a fully fletched business plan? In tandem with the SISCA competition the Dow Centre’s Innovation Seed Fund offers the opportunity to apply for one of ten available $2,500 grants that will assist you.
Depending on the level of development of your idea, the application pathway will follow.:
Applications need to be completed using the relevant form below:
Please refer to our Facebook page for updates on details and announcements.
|April||Competition opens. Facebook page active and regularly updated with info on dates, deadlines and activities relevant to the competition.|
|August||22 August, 5pm: Expressions of interest due at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|September||11 September, midnight: Submissions due at email@example.com. (Late submissions will not be accepted)|
7 October: Announcement of finalists. Finalists will be notified by email and are required to confirm their participation in the finals.
Coaching opportunity for finalists. Details will be emailed to the finalists.
Final Presentation and Award Ceremony: Monday 24 October from 4 till 7pm.
Midnight between 11th & 12th of September.
Abstracts of previous SISCA Finalists