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kĪpuka Innovation Competition

A virtual innovation competition for youth with ideas for place-based solutions to local challenges.
Watch the Final Pitch Videos

Kīpuka Innovation Challenge for Youth

Kīpuka: an oasis within a lava bed where life has survived.

Kīpuka is a virtual innovation competition, in partnership with MEDB STEMworks, for Hawaiʻi-based youth with ideas for place-based solutions to local challenges. The top 10 ideas were be selected to submit a virtual pitch, and winners will received $2,000+ in prizes.

$2000+

in Prizes

Location

Online

Submission Timeline

July 7 – August 31, 2020

2020 Winners

Hydropower in Fishpond Mākāhā

SEEDS of Honua – Seed and Serve 

Finalist Pitch Videos

We ended up with ten amazing finalists, eight submitted pitch videos. Browse their videos below:

JUDGING CRITERIA

Rooted in Place

Eia Hawaiʻi, he moku, he kanaka. He kanaka Hawaiʻi ē. He kama na Kahiki

Early-Stage and Technology Based

Impact Positive

Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono

Team and Community

ʻAʻole pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi

Bold and Creative

Ready to Innovate for Hawaiʻi's Future?

Submissions closed August 7, 2020

RISE TO the CHALLENGE

Craft solutions for a just and green future.

Your ideas are valuable, regardless of what stage they are at. Share your voice and contribute to Hawaii’s future.

 

Schedule

July 7 – August 31, 2020

Application due  August 7

2 Workshops  8/21, 8/23

Winner Selected  August  31

 

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Contact

Email

jack@purplemaia.org

Address

2438 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826