National Environmental Technology
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This program recognizes and rewards innovative and cost-effective technology solutions and moves them toward commercialization. It also emphasizes sustainable technologies and practices. NETC’s focus is on providing small grants to teams of university students so that they can compete in a national competition called “P3” (People, Prosperity, Planet). During the academic year, the teams develop sustainable technology designs for developed and developing countries and exhibit the designs in a spring competition on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Winning teams receive additional funds to further develop and implement their designs.