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Call for participants: U21 RISE Competition 2023

The Real Impact on Society and Environment Awards (RISE) are an U21 student opportunity, an international showcase of student achievement in sustainability and social innovation. RISE welcomes projects that focus on global challenges as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

All UZH students are encouraged to enter individually or in teams. The project team must be led by a current UZH student or recent graduate (2 years or less). In a further opportunity for collaboration, inter-university student groups or societies from more than one  U21 university may also enter as a team. Projects must directly address at least one of the UNSDGs and should be at the development stage, in other words, first steps to implement the idea need to have been taken.

Participants will not only gain project-pitching experience, but will also be able to benefit from invaluable input from practitioners from across the globe. In addition to having the chance to network with fellow entrepreneurs, students will have the opportunity to win one of four USD 2000 prizes in seed funding to implement their projects.

UZH internal submission deadline: January 4, 2023 (23:59 CET).

Further information on the U21 RISE Competition and its application procedure you will find here

If you do not yet have a project but would like to help or need inspiration to start one, check out the U21 RISE Aspire Hub.

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