Students Compete for Cash Prizes in Global Innovation Challenge to Solve Water Issues

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Presented Xylem Inc.

RYE BROOK, NY, February 16, 2022 / CSRwire / – Students at universities and colleges around the world are encouraged to expand access to water and sustainability by signing up for the Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge (NYSE: XYL). Registration for the virtual competition, which is part of a special student development program – Xylem Ignite, ends on March 7, 2022. Students will compete for eight cash prizes from the $ 20,000 prize pool.

“This is a critical moment for water, as well as one that presents incredible new opportunities,” said Patrick Decker, Xylem’s chief executive. “Now, more than ever, a generation of committed, passionate and creative young people is speaking out and taking action – advocating and innovating for a more sustainable world. Xylem Ignite is our global youth program to build a strong network of passionate young leaders and empower them to address real water issues. Building on the success of our first global student innovation challenge in 2021, we encourage those who are passionate about solving water problems to join us in 2022 and help solve the world’s biggest water problems. ”

Over the course of 8 weeks, students will present solutions to one of four problem statements, gaining access to workshops and support from teachers in the water industry. Challenges include: addressing water resources through alternative sensing technologies, a smart floating city master plan, raising awareness about water justice and launching a water race to pure zero. Participants will work in teams of up to five students to receive prizes for the best intermediate and graduate projects.

The global program is designed to participate from a variety of countries and time zones, as well as to host school schedules. Students aged 13-25 and all levels of experience are invited to participate. Individual registration for the Innovation Competition ends at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 2022.

Xylem Ignite was conceived in mid-2020 by a team of young professionals at Xylem as a platform to attract the passion and creativity of students around the world. The investment aims to give interested students access to the resources needed to develop their ideas and innovations.

The Xylem Ignite program attracts students to:

  • Priority needs for the next generation of water professionals in several career areas and all relevant areas.
  • Accelerate innovation through hackathons, address critical issues and incubator initiatives.
  • Expand education in water sustainability with training, workshops and mentoring from Xylem industry leaders and experts.
  • Give back to the community with water-oriented volunteering.

To learn more and sign up for the Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge, visit

About Xylem
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