Join the Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge 2023!

Students aged 13 to 25 are invited to create projects that tackle one of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: water. This 8-week virtual #hackathon will offer access to informative webinars and mentoring by leading water experts to develop projects addressing issues such as the water impact of Green Hydrogen production, the Water-Energy-Emissions nexus in the built environment, waterways pollution. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to develop water awareness content to further drive engagement on the ‘Water Heroes Academy’ platform.

Students of all experience levels are encouraged to participate!

Students will be in the running for 8 cash prizes from the $20,000 prize pool, including $5,000 grand prizes for the top secondary (high school) and tertiary (university) projects.

Xylem Ignite Awards Ceremony & Global Launch

Join us in celebrating the winners and participants of our Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge on June 23rd.

Winning Projects

Meet the 2021 Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge winners.

Event Live Sessions

Access recordings from our innovation challenge live webinars.

Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge 2022

Student Experience

The 2023 Innovation Challenge Statements

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