World's Challenge Challenge 2019

Think big. Think broad. Think collaboratively.

The World's Challenge Challenge calls on students to solve some of the problems facing the world. 

WCC Flyer.

In teams of three, students from diverse backgrounds will choose one idea and relate it to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the global community. It is an engaging opportunity for students to gain real-world experience through social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Plus you can win cash!

UB World's Challenge Challenge

World's Challenge Challenge Info Session: October 24

The Sustainable Development Mixer is for students that are interested in learning about the World's Challenge Challenge. Staff from International Education, Blackstone LaunchPad and UB Sustainability will present the rules of the competition and go over the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also a chance for students to meet each other and form teams for the competition. Attendance in not mandatory to participate in the contest, but it is strongly encouraged! 

Submit Your Video Application

Once you have your team and your idea, the UB planning team requires you to submit a video that is no longer than two minutes. This should be of one or more of your team members explaining the gist of your presentation. Once that is ready, please attach it to the form below with all the necessary information, and then tweet it at us to @UBGreen and @LaunchPad_UB with the hashtag #UBWCC for the world to see.

The planning team will then choose the top teams to go forth and compete at the UB World's Challenge Challenge on April 3rd. There will be opportunities for student teams to attend trainings to hone their presentation skills in preparation for the April 3rd event. 

You can book the Video Recording Rooms in the Silverman Library through the online reservation system: