The UVU Innovation Challenge is a campus-wide competition that asks individual students or teams of six or less students to find new solutions to real problems. Competing teams are asked to choose a specific problem for a specific target audience/customer. The teams will then need to ideate and validate a new and innovative solution for that audience/customer. The solutions MUST be completely new, unique, and inventive.
Each semester, the UVU Innovation Challenge issues a specific constraint for that semester to focus students on combating a significant societal problem. For the Fall 2022 semester, that constraint is that all applicants must have at least 80% of their solutions be made from the types of materials that are currently being collected in recycling bins on the UVU campus.
Cash prizes for the Fall 2022 Innovation Challenge are as follows: 1st place: $500 2nd place: $250 3rd place: $100
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