The Ignite Sparky Design Challenge aims to level-up Sparky, the most loved and feared mascot in the Pac-12, if not the entire NCAA, by developing the most awe-inspiring and innovative mascot powers imaginable. During social-distancing, Sparky wants to hunker down and essentially become a technologically-enhanced super hero in time for the Fall 2021 school sports season. He also wants to leverage ASU’s #1 in Innovation status to become the most innovative college mascot in the world. To do so, he needs your help.
The top ASU-affiliated ventures in several categories will deliver investor-style pitches as they compete for over $150K in funding and support. All community supporters are invited to attend and “watch” the final Demo Day awards ceremony, where funding decisions and winners will be announced via a virtual channel. We are looking forward to celebrating the ventures that were selected to be awarded their share of $150,000 in seed funding!
A full schedule will be shared with all registered attendees in advance, including how and where guests can access showcase (virtual) pitches that will be posted to the Edson E+I YouTube channel following the awards ceremony.
Electrical engineering graduate student John Patterson, mechanical engineering undergraduate student Katie Pascavis, industrial engineering graduate student Tarun Suresh and other ASU students on a multidisciplinary team have a chance to win part of a $1 million prize purse in the XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge.
The team is part of the ASU Luminosity Lab and is one of the top 10 teams out of nearly 1,000 entries. Their task was to create a better, more comfortable, functional, affordable and stylish face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Luminosity Lab’s design includes an elastic chin cover, custom colors and fabrics and a feature that prevents glasses from fogging and reduces the temperature on the wearer’s face. Read more about the team and XPRIZE.
Participate in a 25-hour virtual Codeathon event exclusive for ASU students presented by IBM and Clinton Global Initiative University!
You’re invited to submit inventive and compelling ideas about changes that could create a better world — and earn a scholarship!
The Reimagine Challenge 2020 will award $25,000 to 20 undergraduate or graduate students, plus an additional $25,000 to the institution in which they are enrolled. This is a competitive scholarship, with two rounds of vetting before winners are selected and announced.
Virtual office hours are available on a limited basis for interested students wanting support or feedback on their submission materials, to address questions and inquiries regarding the challenge, or for additional insight and perspective into the funder.
Learn more about how to apply. Proposal materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, September 25, 2020.
Got a new venture? Apply for ASU Innovation Open to earn up to $100k in funding — deadline extended to November 8!
Calling all student entrepreneurs! ASU Innovation Open is awarding more than $300,000 to the top student ventures offering cutting-edge hardware solutions, IoT innovations and social equity enterprises. On Friday, February 5, 2021, the world’s top student ventures can compete to win grand prizes up to $100k.
ASU Innovation Open, or ASUio, was designed to fuel multidisciplinary teams of collegiate founders to harness the power of entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Our competition values university-supported technologies and the scientists, artists, engineers, enterprisers and designers who develop them. We view collegiate entrepreneurs as elite athletes who must demonstrate perseverance, hustle and teamwork to change the world. And that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Past ASUio competitors have gone on to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding. Many have established lasting relationships with ASUio judges, industry leaders and competition sponsors who have helped them develop new ideas and channel resources to support their ventures.
But to win, you have to apply! This is your opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders, network with entrepreneurially-minded peers from around the world and be part of a community of innovative thinkers making their mark in tech.
Visit asu.io for more information.
Lidija Buchanan, a chemical engineering student, won first place in the Changemaker Challenge with her Engineering Projects In Community Service, or EPICS, project. The team, of which she is currently the sole member, aims to ease one of Phoenix’s food deserts by making fresh produce more accessible. The win earns the project $10,000 for further development and implementation in the community.
Arizona high school students are invited to join The Challenge — a virtual engineering design competition hosted by Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Participants will attend online seminars, consult with experts and work in groups to come up with engineering solutions for social distancing in school settings. Share this opportunity with siblings and friends!
The Challenge 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020—Friday, June 19, 2020, and Monday, June 22, 2020–Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Begins at 9 a.m. PST each day
Register for $20 by Thursday, June 11, 2020 — scholarships are available upon request
Rising high school juniors and seniors (completed 10th or 11th grade) can sign up with their team of two to five participants at the time of registration. Participants can also sign up individually and be matched with a team.
Content will be delivered virtually via multiple platforms. Participants will need a computer that has a web camera, microphone and internet access.
All participants will receive a certificate and The Challenge 2020 t-shirt upon completion.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Velez for more information at email@example.com.