Berglund Center Inspired Ideas Competition

We are modifying the competition format due to COVID-19. The Director of the Berglund Center will select the winning teams based on the submitted ideas. So please use the link below to submit yours by Friday, April 30, 2021.

The Berglund Center’s mission is to support multidisciplinary and multicollegiate creativity, scholarship, entrepreneurship and the development of leadership skills through the incubation of innovative ideas, products and services.

The Inspired Ideas Competition is designed for students of all majors/minors and rank (including graduate), to share their innovative ideas with a panel of judges and the public, for a chance of winning thousands of dollars in scholarships, professional and technical support and a chance at turning the idea into an actual prototype (product or service) during one academic year. 

The competition is judged based on the innovation and creativity merit of the idea, rather than the financial or business potential.  Because this is an "ideas" competition, no previous prototype or proof-of-concept is needed to participate. Your willingness to turn it into a real prototype or proof-of-concept is, however, a requirement.

2021 Inspired Ideas Competition, Online Submission due April 30. The Winners will be notified by email.


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