The 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge is now open for ideas for innovations with the potential for a clear social impact in any issue area.
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. University students are provided with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors.
The Challenge is open for university students from around the globe.
Dell Social Innovation Challenge – Students Solving the World’s Most Pressing Problems
The challenge was launched in 2007 by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2008 Dell became the title sponsor, lending its name and resources. Dell announced a $5 million gift to expand our efforts worldwide at the close of the 2011 challenge to engage more than 60,000 students a year.
Since the launch, more than 15,000 students from 105 countries have proposed more than 4,500 ideas. More than $450,000 have been awarded to more than 50 student teams around the world.
Each year, challenge Finalists and Sepcialty Award winners are flied to Austin for a weekend of mentoring, workshops, and other activities as part of the Verb Awards. The Semi-Finalists are also matched with mentors for one-on-one coaching and feedback.
Much more details can be found on the official website.