Iowa Innovation Challenge

The Iowa Innovation Challenge is a university-wide competition with the goal to identify, advance, and support the most innovative projects on campus. $225,000 in total funding will be awarded during the 2020-2021 academic year to the most innovative ideas! The competition is open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and incubator startups.

The first phase of the Iowa Innovation Challenge is the Elevator Pitch Competition. $75,000 in funding will be awarded.

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We define "Incubator Startup" as either participating in the UI's Research Park or active alumni members receiving support from the UI Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory.