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Call for Solutions from Collegiate Innovators is now open for 2016!

Seeking Undergraduate & Graduate Innovations That Improve
Economies, Health, and the Environment, fitting under the
Theme of Sustainability.

 **Award: $10,000 cash** 

Registration Opens: February 1, 2016

Final Registration Deadline: September 30, 2016, 11:59pm GMT, $50 registration fee. (Please be aware that the deadline is in the GMT time zone.)

Finalists will be notified October 10, 2016.

Application Materials

Full Competition Details
Sample Application Form — This sample is a mock-up of the text portions of the applications. See below for full application instructions.


The Sample Application Form is for planning purposes only. Please do not return this completed form to us, it is for your information only. In order to apply you must click the button below and complete your application online.

We recommend that you open an account and begin an application in the online system via the link below prior to beginning any writing, so that you are fully aware of all submission requirements, such as video files or other attachments, in advance. 

9/24/16 – We have had some questions about how to submit video files. 

  • The pitch video is not to exceed 120 seconds (2 minutes). This video can be a pitch from a person speaking directly to the judges, a video about the solution, or anything in between.
  • Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo, and then paste the link in the field provided on the application form. You can use either public or unlisted videos, but please do not share password protected files.
  • We are available to assist with any technical issues– please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required with questions or concerns.

Click Register Now to below to be directed to the online application system.

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Eight finalists will be invited to present at Ocean Exchange November 11, 2016 in front of 150 delegates from business, NGOs, academia, and government. Delegates will vote who receives one $10,000 cash award.

Please connect with us before the event! Find us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about the competition.

BIG Pitch is part of the Business Innovation Group of the Center for Entrepreneurship Learning & Leadership at Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration.

Ocean Exchange is an international non-profit with mission to help advance the adoption of transformative solutions that support sustainability. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics are worldwide sponsors.