Back in Fall of 2011, Innov8Social interviewed Sustainable Silicon Valley’s Executive Director Marianna Grossman to learn about the organization and its efforts in building a consortium of diverse partners (corporations, non-profits, research institutions, agencies, consultants) dedicated to sustainability.
And now, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV)—in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center—has launched a bold, innovative initiative to actively encourage and seek out the best, viable, scalable solutions for advancing global sustainability.
SSV is calling for submissions for its Solutions for Planetary Sustainability Competition in conjunction with its 5th annual Water, Energy, Smart Technology (WEST) Summit set for May 23, 2013. At that event, sustainability solutions are usually showcased.
This year, for the first time, SSV is leveraging a competition style entry process (in addition to its regular registration) with professional review by a panel experts. The competition will also including a crowdsourcing component which will open up voting for solutions to the general public.
Innov8Social had a chance to catch up WEST Summit Program Manager, Martina Frndova to learn more about the Sustainability Solution Competition.
Here are a few highlights she mentioned:
What Do I need to Know Before Applying?
What is the Timeline for the Competition?
- Submit a Solution: Oct 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2013
- Vote for Solutions: Feb 1, 2013 to Feb 22, 2013
- Finalists Announced: March 7, 2013 (evening event)
- Showcase Conference: All day May 23, 2013
How to Submit a Sustainability Solution
Here is SSV Executive Director, Marianna Grossman explaining the competition.