Wege Prize, organized by Kendall College of Art and Design’s Wege Center for Sustainable Design with support from the Wege Foundation, is an annual competition that ignites game-changing solutions for the future by inspiring college/university students around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work.
Participants contend for over $30,000 (USD) in total cash prizes, all while helping to show the world what the future of problem solving looks like.
For Wege Prize 2020 we will be revisiting the following wicked problem: How can we create a circular economy?
Wege Prize teams must leverage their transdisciplinary makeup to collaboratively design and propose a solution to a wicked problem of their choosing that can, in turn, help solve the wicked problem of transitioning from a linear economic model to a circular economic model. Possible solutions include, but are not limited to:
All teams must consider the economics and viability of their solution within natural, social, and financial systems.
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