From algal farming microbusinesses to synthetic-free pharmaceuticals, student innovators at the University of California San Diego’s 8th Annual Triton Innovation Challenge cast a wide net on solutions to global problems.

These ideas and more were in the running for the Triton Innovation Challenge, a business competition that fosters creativity and uncovers commercially promising, environmentally focused technologies from the finest minds at UC San Diego. Generous support from the William and Kathryn Scripps Family Foundation Inc. supported four prize categories and Wells Fargo, an audience choice award.