NYU's Urban Future Lab Rewards Innovation: New ideas flourish in environmental sustainability competition

… A nationwide competition is helping us find a path to sustainability. Tech startups submit innovative technologies as they compete for $50,000 prizes plus space in a business incubator and guidance from experts. For these fledgling enterprises, winning could be the difference between struggling to be noticed and having a real impact. Called the Urban Future Competition and housed at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, it started last year with two $25,000 prizes. This year, thanks in part to $100,000 from The Trust, NYU will expand the effort, doubling the prize purse and awarding three.

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