Applications Due: May 31, 2016
WANTED: Students and innovators under 30 years old who are using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) to tackle global challenges.
The Innovation Marketplace is a USAID-sponsored competition showcasing the talent of students and young innovators who are using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships (STIP) to tackle global challenges.
The Innovation Marketplace will take place in mid-November at MIT (in the Boston area) as part of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network’s (HESN) TechCon 2016.
Are there categories?
Glad you asked! Teams or individuals can compete in one of two categories: “PRODUCTS & SERVICES” or “RESEARCH”:
- PRODUCTS & SERVICES are approaches, technologies, devices, or systems with at least an existing prototype by the time of submission.
- RESEARCH includes projects or methodologies that have collected preliminary data by the time of submission.
What’s in it for me?
Participants will have the opportunity to gain exposure, build support for their innovative product or research, receive technical feedback, and practice their pitching skills. Although all accepted applicants will be able to attend TechCon, the final round of winners from each category will receive financial and/or mentorship support.