Call for applications: Smogathon (due August 15th)

August 8, 2017


Do you want to fight air pollution and win $100,000?

On October 3rd, BERC will be hosting a combined North and South American continental semi-final of the Smogathon 2017 Global Edition – a worldwide competition for projects that have the potential to fight air pollution with innovative science and technology. Semi-finals will be taking place around the world throughout October and November and the winners will fly to Krakow, Poland for a chance to compete for the $100,000 grand prize. The grand prize includes a guaranteed implementation of the winning project in Krakow, Poland.

If you are working on an innovative solution that helps deal with any aspect of problematic smog, make sure to apply by August 15th at You can decide to join the Berkeley semi-final, one of the other four semi-finals, or try your luck with the 100% online application.

All 12 finalists will get promotional support from the organizers and will be invited to exhibit their technology at the Global Clean Air Summit, which gathers business representatives, investors and decision-makers from all over the world in Krakow, Poland, to discuss practical solutions to the issues surrounding air quality. All the participation, travel, and accommodation costs for the finalists will be covered by Smogathon.

This competition will consider a diverse array of technological solutions such as (but not limited to):

➡ indoor air purification

➡ outdoor air purification

➡ household heat & power generation and storage

➡ smog as a resource

➡ new methods to map and predict smog

➡ air pollution prevention

Check out this or go to for more info.

We’re counting on you to join the war against air pollution by applying and/or letting your friends know about Smogathon!