Don't miss chance to enter, win cash

FEB. 24 – Don’t miss a chance to enter Trine University’s Innovation Challenge presented by Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana. It’s an opportunity to win cash prizes for a new idea or improved concept for business or for technology.

With a March 7 deadline, creative thinkers still have time to get into the contest. Anyone harboring a great idea for business or a technological invention is encouraged to enter. It’s difficult to go wrong because there’s no entry fee or age restrictions but there is a chance to win cash, advance the idea or concept, and meet other innovators and inventors.

“I hope inventors and entrepreneurs will take advantage of this chance to promote their ideas,” said Jason Blume, executive director of Innovation One. “The creativity and innovation of submissions have impressed the judges and me. We are eager to see additional ingenious ideas this year.”

To enter, visit innovation1.org and click on i1 Challenge. The site has all the needed details to enter.

For the technology category, participants are encouraged to think about technological inventions or advances while entries in the business category should focus on a new business idea or service. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each category. First place is worth $2,500, with $1,000 for second and $500 for third. Prizes will also be given for Best High School Entry, Best University Entry and Best Community Entry. Cash prizes are unrestricted so winners may use the money to advance their idea or invest it another way.

In 2013, Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana, began supporting the five-year challenge with a $100,000 gift for awards and scholarships. The contest debuted in 2014.