Under Armour Sustainability Challenge

Submit your idea for improving sustainability at Under Armour for a chance to work with the company on creating better athletes in a better world.

Better Athletes for a Better World

Here’s the future Under Armour wants to see: the best performance imaginable on the cleanest Earth possible. That’s why the company is working to fix the problems athletes don’t even know they have in the most ethical, efficient, and sustainable ways it can. This planet is home field. It’s the only one we’ve got...let's protect it.

Challenge Introduction

Help Under Armour Become More Sustainable

Leave Our Home Field Better

Add Value to Our Communities

Under Armour is teaming with Corprenect to invite innovators, whether they be students, alumni, researchers, faculty or startups, to submit ideas for solutions that positively impact the company's sustainability. The teams with the best ideas will be selected to pitch in person to Under Armour at the Innovate Maryland event on April 11 at The Hotel@UMD.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 5, 2019, by 5 p.m.

PRESENTERS NOTIFIED: April 8, 2019, by 5 p.m.


Under Armour Sustainability Challenge Pitch Session
Part of the Innovate Maryland event
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Under Armour Pitch Session: 5-6 p.m.
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore AvenueCollege Park, MD 20740
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/9Yg2xpADDk92
Park in the hotel garage

HOW TO ENTER: Submit a title and one-page abstract describing your idea below.


We generally recommend you cover the following in your one-page abstract:

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Challenge Scope

Proposed solutions should impact the sustainability of Under Armour's operations or products, in areas such as (but not restricted to):

  • Advanced materials
  • Smart energy
  • Novel manufacturing processes
  • Product packaging
  • Recycling
  • Biodegradability
  • Data analytics for sustainabilty
  • Water saving technologies
  • Environmentally responsible dye and coloring
  • Microfiber transition
  • Supply chain
  • Process chemistry
  • Fabric engineering
  • Smart buildings
  • Drying

Read more about sustainability at Under Armour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to sign an NDA or will Under Armour sign an NDA?
    NDAs will not be signed by either side prior to the pitch session. Pitches will be public.
  • Can more than one person pitch?
    Yes, but presentations are still limited to 5 minutes total.
  • Do I have to pitch new ideas?
    No. While you could pitch a new idea, you may also pitch a product you are working on, current research, or suggest new research to make prior work relevant.
  • Will I get coaching?
    Yes. Members of the Corprenect or Mtech teams will be available to meet with you prior to the pitch session.
  • What do we win?
    The purpose of this challenge is to introduce Under Armour to innovators with ideas to improve the company's sustainability. Winners get to pitch and interact directly with leaders from the company.
  • What happens after?
    Possible outcomes of the pitch session include, but are not limited to: collaboration, research engagement, hiring, or venture creation.
  • I have questions! Who should I contact?
    Please email mtech@umd.edu or call 301-405-3889 if you have questions about the Under Armour Sustainability Challenge.