The University of Texas at Austin and Dell are looking for university students around the world with innovative ideas to solve a social or environmental problem. They giving away more than $100,000 in cash prizes to at least five winning teams who will be flown to Austin, Texas for an expense-paid Finalist Week-End that culminates in a final pitch and awards ceremony.

The Dell Social Innovation Competition is operated by UT's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, which is part of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

The competition focuses on how technology can address problems such as poverty, health issues and the environment. In 2011, there were nearly 1,500 applications from 85 countries.