High school deadline nearing for Innovation Challenge

The deadline is approaching for area high school students looking to earn cash prizes for their business and technology ideas through Trine University’s annual Innovation Challenge competition.

High school students must submit projects by Jan. 26 to be considered.

Presented by Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana, and Trine innovation 1, the Challenge offers top prizes of $1,000 and second prizes of $500 prizes for the top new ideas or improved concepts for business or technology submitted by high school students.

There is no entry fee. Registration is available at trine.edu/i1challenge.

Finalists will present their projects on Feb. 9 to a panel of judges in a format similar to popular television pitch shows. Students may choose to make their presentation in person or remotely.

Entries in the business category should focus on a new business idea or service. For the technology innovation category, participants are encouraged to think about technological inventions or advances.

The deadline for entries in the College and Higher division is March 10, with presentations for that competition taking place March 24. The College and Higher division offers a $3,000 top prizes and $1,000 second prizes for the best business and technology innovation ideas.

For more information, email Jason Blume, executive director of Trine innovation 1, at blumej@trine.edu or visit innovation1.org and click on the i1 Challenge link in the navigation menu.

The Innovation Challenge debuted in 2014 and has been financially supported by Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana.

Last Updated: 01/04/2022