Your innovative project can change the world.

Is your graduation project or thesis about water and/or plastic pollution? Send it in for the Dopper Changemaker Challenge and stand a chance to win a research grant, and more. This year the Challenge went global! Students from the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Nepal can participate.

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Your innovative project can change the world.
Crystal clear water, in every ocean, from every tap. That’s Dopper’s goal. Pretty ambitious, but we’re not in this alone. We believe that the next generation of changemakers – yes you! – will change the world. That’s why we started a competition: the Dopper Changemaker Challenge. And this year it is going global! We’re coming to The Netherlands, the UK, Germany and Nepal.

So, if you want to make an impact with your graduation project or thesis about water and/or plastic waste, sign up! This is your chance to win funding up to €5.000,-/£5.000,-/ NRS 200.000,  to get featured in the media, to be invited on stage and to get useful network introductions. And to save the planet, of course. Sign up before 12 April 2019!

If you want to apply, please select your country in the top-right corner. If you do not live in either of the before mentioned countries, don’t hesitate to contact us. Who knows maybe you can help to bring the Dopper Changemaker Challenge to your country!


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