2021 Schedule

Tuesday, January 19

Virtual Launch (information session), registration open

February 4, 12 pm to 1:30 pm 

Film Screening and Challenge to Students

Growing Solutions to Food Insecurity

A Virtual Film Screening Event

Click to RSVP

Hosted by KLRN Public Television and EPIcenter

Sponsored by CPS Energy and Itron
In partnership with SA Smart, SAMSAT, Communities in Schools-San Antonio, Alpheus Media, Disco Learning Media, and
The University of Texas at Austin

A great opportunity for students to generate ideas for the competition


Friday, February 19

Competition Clinic Online

Required Attendance

Bring Your Proposal Pitch Deck!  Problem, Solution, Narrative/Rationale

(or we'll help you make one).

Friday, March 5

Proposal Pitch Deck due​.

Slides: Problem, Solution, Narrative/Rationale.

Friday, March 26

Research Pitch Deck due

Slides: Problem, Solution, How it Works,

Technical Research, Market Research.

Friday, April 2

Finalists announced.

Monday, April 5 through Friday, May 14

Mentor-based online coaching for finalists.

Thursday, May 20

Final Pitch Deck due.  Revise prior slides; add Team and Next Steps slides.

End of May (TBD)

Competition Day Online

Team Presentations

Teacher and Student Panel

Awarding of Mayor's Smart City Cup and other awards

June and Forward

Ongoing mentor-based coaching for selected winning teams interested in pursuing implementation.

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