3 Water Solutions Vying for $15K in MN Idea Open

Voting is now open online and at the Minnesota State Fair for the Pentair-sponsored Minnesota Idea Open, which will award $15,000 to help implement an idea for addressing the state's water issues.

Three innovative ideas to raise awareness of and address Minnesota’s water issues are competing for a $15,000 prize—and Minnesotans are invited to help select the winner.

The Minnesota Idea Open—which poses “challenges” and asks Minnesotans to submit solutions to important problems—grants the winning idea a $15,000 prize to help bring that solution to fruition.

The most recent challenge began accepting ideas in June for how to address Minnesota’s water issues, like waste, contamination, and pollution.


The Idea Open was launched last year by the Minnesota Community Foundation and is funded by the Knight Foundation.


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