Success story: Community Innovation Mentorship Program 2.0
Through a university-industry-local government collaboration, a prototype solution was developed to enable land owners to understand their storm water runoff financial obligations both before and after they make improvements to their facilities.
This collaboration was made possible through four elements.
- Interns: students from The College of Engineering at University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Consultants/mentors: DataHouse and Belt Collins
- Clients: Hawaii Department of Education – Waipahu High School
- Administration and Sponsors: Transform Hawaii Government and TRUE
Students delivered a prototype solution that will fundamentally enable the establishment of “fee-for-service-based” funding of a community’s defined stormwater management program.
In addition to the prototype solution, CIMP also:
- Provided a pathway for students to gain experience developing real-world solutions.
- Gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the engineering industry.
- Allowed local businesses to actively cultivate Hawaii’s next generation of leaders.
- Models how other local business leaders can foster continued growth in Hawaii.