What's Your Big Idea?

Student-led innovation for a better planet
Big Ideas is an innovation ecosystem that provides training, networks, recognition and funding to interdisciplinary teams of UC Berkeley students who have transformative solutions to real-world problems.

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New FUNDING OpportunitIES


The CA Climate Action network is intended to spur innovative ideas to address California’s climate goals, ensure that local communities are prepared and resilient, and prevent future disasters. Student teams working on climate change solutions for vulnerable California communities are eligible to receive additional funding (up to $10K.)


The Lab for Inclusive FinTech (LIFT), in partnership with Big Ideas, has an exciting new funding opportunity for FinTech-empowered ideas to advance social change. Graduate or undergraduate students at UC Berkeley working on innovations to unlock the potential of digital financial technologies are eligible to receive additional funding (up to $5K.)

Social Impact Tracks

Big Ideas encourages students to propose innovative solutions across a broad range of social impact tracks. Based on the scope of the project, teams will indicate a primary track that best fits their project.

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