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. $250,000 in total funding will be awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year to the most innovative ideas! The competition is open to all University of Iowa faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, incubator startups, and UI program and academic alumni. Sign up, pitch your idea, and leave the rest up to us!

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We define "UI Program or Academic Alumni" as either have previously been enrolled as a student at UI, or having participated in an Iowa JPEC outreach program. These outreach programs include Venture School alumni, Business Consulting Clients, Small Business Development Center Clients, and businesses who employed a student intern through our Iowa Innovation Associates program.