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2018 Global Challenge

Global Challenge 2018/19

Help solve one of the biggest threats to our oceans of all time



2015 winners

Salt of the Earth

They are a team of three Cambridge undergraduates studying at Pembroke College whose solution really grabbed the judges’ attention because of its imaginative use of natural materials and its sheer simplicity. They enjoyed a cash prize and received their trophies at the Innovation Awards where they got to share a table with the judges before crashing out in a classy London hotel.

But their success hasn’t ended there; using their prize money, the team have already built and tested a prototype which worked fantastically well. They have since built three more prototypes for humanitarian aid workers to take and test in the field for a real time assessment of its capability. The team are hugely excited about the possibilities and have already established a company called Pembroke Innovations. They are hoping to commercialise their product and who knows what opportunities await them!

If you want to enter the IET Global Challenge 2017 then find out about the new challenge and how to enter.

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Our partners

For the Global Challenge 2018/19 we have partnered with two amazing charities, Greenpeace and GreenSeas Trust.

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Who is eligible to take part?

At least one of your team members needs to be an IET member.

For more information on becoming a member and finding the right membership for you visit our webpage.


Contact us

Email: globalchallenge@theiet.org