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2021 Wege Prize Award - Innovative Ideas to Change the World

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Meet the student problem-solvers who are rethinking the way we produce and consume while helping power the economy of the future.

Wege Prize—an annual competition that ignites game-changing solutions for the future by inspiring college students around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries and create innovative ideas for a circular economy—has announced the five finalist teams that will compete for more than $30,000 USD in total cash prizes in the final phase of the 2021 competition.

Watch a livestream of the 2021 finalist teams — organized by KCAD's Wege Center for Sustainable Design with the support of The Wege Foundation — as they present and defend their bold ideas in front of expert judges and both live and online audiences.

2021 Wege Prize Award - Innovative Ideas to Change the World