Think big. Think broad. Think collaboratively.
The World’s Challenge Challenge asks student participants to think big and come up with an idea to make our world a better place. To participate in the Challenge, students form interdisciplinary teams of two to four members, develop and pitch a solution with a global impact that addresses one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are asking student teams from the University at Buffalo will develop solutions that will combat the world’s most pressing problems using the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a lens to their work.
3rd Place: $500
2nd Place: $1,000
1st Place: $1,500
The winning team will advance on to the virtual global finals hosted by Western University in London, Ontario, where they have a chance to win $30,000CA.
Eligibility and Team Composition:
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 15. There will be opportunities for student teams to attend trainings to hone their presentation skills in preparation for the April 15 event.
You can book the Video Recording Rooms in the Silverman Library through the online reservation system: https://booking.lib.buffalo.edu.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the WCC on Tuesday, April 6th from 3-5pm! Congrats to Sustaina-BULL for taking 1st place and going on to the finals in June.
February 8 — video application due (see application below)
April 2 — UB World's Challenge Challenge:
The winner of UB's World's Challenge Challenge will go on to represent the United States at the Global Final competition held at Western University in London Ontario. All travel and expenses will be paid for, but a valid passport is necessary to compete.
June 2-6 — Global Final World's Challenge Challenge: