2017-2018 Big Ideas Categories

All matriculated students across the 10-campus University of California system, as well as Makerere University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem are eligible to submit an application to any category in the Big Ideas Contest. Please make sure to review the official contest rules before starting an application.

icons_0012_creativeexpression_50Art & Social Change: Create an innovative arts project that meaningfully engages with issues of advocacy, justice, and empowerment.

icons_ConnectedCommunities_50Connected Communities: Design a novel solution that leverages technology to engage and enhance the well-being of campuses, communities, and cities.

icons_0010_cleanenergy_50Energy & Resources: Propose a solution to spur the adoption of energy and resource alternatives that are sustainable and have potential for broad impact.

icons_0018_foodsystemsinnovation_50Food SystemsAddress a major issue confronting global food systems and develop a solution that promotes food security, sustainability, access, waste, and nutrition.

icons_0013_globalhealth_50_REDGlobal Health: Develop an action-oriented, interdisciplinary project that would alleviate a global health concern among low-resource communities.

icon_H4GHardware for Good: Build a hardware technology, or leverage an existing product in a novel way, that is both socially and environmentally responsible.

icons_Workforce_50Workforce Education & Development: Identify a workforce solution that prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure employment and advance their careers.

icons_0019_scalingup_50Scaling Up Big Ideas: For previous Big Ideas award winners who have advanced their ideas, and want to take their projects to the next level.