Innovation Challenge accepting high school business, technology projects

January 05, 2023

Area high school students looking to earn cash prizes for their business and technology ideas can now enter Trine University's annual Innovation Challenge competition.

High school students must submit projects by Feb. 2 to be considered.

Presented by 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

Finalists will present their projects on Feb. 16 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.

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

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