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 National Environmental Technology
 Competition (NETC)

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.


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.

Stages on R&D Continuum: Demonstration, Diffusion and Utilization

EPA Goal: All media, cross media

Type of Support Provided: Grants to universities

Funding: Programs with $1 million to $10 million per year

Responsible EPA Office: Office of Research and Development

See Also

P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability


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