Wilkes Climate Prize

1.5 Million Dollar Wilkes Climate Prize.

The Wilkes Center Climate Prize at the University of Utah recognizes and supports innovative projects that have significant potential to help address the impact of climate change. 

In addition to $1.5 million prize money, the awardees will receive access to resources from the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah and mentorship by Utah-based business leaders.

What are the goals of the prize?

  • Incentivize
    To incentivize novel, feasible, and scalable climate solutions.
  • Support
    To support the development of these ideas from the early stages to the implementation phase.
  • Inspire
    To inspire and support the innovators behind these projects as they launch and scale their companies.

Nomination Details

  • Nominations will be open to individuals, groups, or entities worldwide.
  • The Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy at the University of Utah will administer the prize. A panel of distinguished judges with backgrounds in science and industry to review nominations.
    The prize will be announced at the Wilkes Center Climate Summit in May 2023.
  • Sign up to receive updates about the prize and the nomination process asz they are released over the next few months.
  • Sponsors

The prize is supported by a cross-section of Utah-based organizations and industries.

Contributors include:

For more information visit The Wilkes Center.

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