Project Accelerators

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016-2017 Project Accelerators and Challenges!


Through Project Accelerators, formerly known as Project Partnerships, Enactus United States teams have the opportunity to focus on some of the most important challenges affecting our world today. Project Accelerators provide grant funding for participating teams to start a new or improve an existing project that aligns with the grant criteria and objectives.

In addition to grant funds, teams participating in Project Accelerators have access to a dedicated website with program information and designated Enactus staff to provide additional instruction and resources. Check each Project Accelerator website for a complete overview of opportunities for participating teams, which could include mentorship from sponsor representatives, special training resources, exclusive webinars, collaboration groups and more.

All teams participating in Project Accelerators will submit Final Impact Reports in April 2018 to detail the success of their projects, including measurable outputs and outcomes. These reports are evaluated to determine the top teams who will receive additional recognition and cash prizes to reward their efforts.

The Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator mobilizes Enactus United States teams to implement innovative projects that apply market-based solutions to reducing food waste, as well as, achieving sustainable agriculture, enhancing livelihoods and/or increasing the health and well-being of communities in the United States. Projects will also promote the importance of four Global Goals that align with these initiatives: Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger; Global Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being; Global Goal 4: Quality Education; and Global Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production. Learn more about the Global Goals mentioned above by visiting this link

Grant:                                            $1,500 awarded to 20 teams to implement a Bright Future project
Application Deadline:                 November 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. CT
Final Impact Report Deadline:  April 23, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. CT

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Administrative Details

To submit Applications, Reports and/or Impact Entries, students must be registered with Enactus and have permissions assigned by their Enactus faculty advisor. Only advisors can assign these permissions. Advisors should follow these directions to assign the “Apply/Submit Project Partnership or Topic Competitions” permission to students:

  1. Log into your portal account.
  2. After you are logged on, click "Team" on the top navigation bar.
  3. Click the pencil icon in the row for the student you want to edit.
  4. Make changes and save.