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EPA's National Student Design Competition & Expo

Featuring EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) P3 – People, Prosperity and the Planet—program is a unique, two-Phase college competition for undergraduate/graduate student teams to design solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life.

TechConnect is proud to host EPA's P3 National Student Design Expo, supporting 2019-2020 Phase I college student teams as they showcase their innovative solutions to real-world environmental and public health challenges. We thank the EPA and all of the participating teams for their efforts, and please join us at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference at the Gaylord Hotel & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD, June 29-July 1, 2020

What is EPA's P3 Competition?

P3 stands for people, prosperity and the planet. For this annual event, teams of college students consider all three as they design tangible, cutting-edge solutions to real-world problems. Students create; innovate; and strive to make a difference. P3 aims to engage and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers by highlighting the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of the Program. With an original grant of $25,000 the student teams develop their designs through the school year and in the Spring showcase their work at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo. Prior to the Expo, P3 teams compete for a Phase II grant of $100,000  to implement their designs and potentially bring them to the marketplace.


2018/2019 competitors can be seen here: 2018/2019 P3 Phase I Teams

2019/2020 competitors (Coming Soon!)

Learn more about the P3 program.

2020 Sponsors & Partners

2019 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners:

SBIR/STTR Agency Partners