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2020 Fall Innovation Challenge

Challenge Overview 

The CSUSM Fall 2020 Innovation Challenge is part of the Innovation Challenge series, a quarterly ideation competition managed by the CSUSM Innovation Hub. The goal of this program is to foster real-life solutions to specific challenges in our communities. During the challenge, students and teams will use their creativity to develop an innovative product, service, or program and present their ideas to be judged by a panel of innovative and entrepreneurial experts. The Innovation Hub Fall 2020 Innovation Challenge awards a winning student team with a cash prize. Non-student participation is welcome as part of a CSUSM student founded team.


The Challenge 

The Fall 2020 challenge is open topic. Challenges might include solutions to impacts from new regulations, changes to culture and social attitudes, and changes to resources and technology. The challenge is to design a unique solution in the form of a product, technology, service, or program that meets the identified organizational need. 

Fall 2020 Innovation Challenge summary and terms


Challenge Application Opens: September 19, 2020 

Application Closes: December 11, 2020

Announce Top 10: December 16, 2020 

Top 10 Mentoring Sessions: December  16, 2020-January 2021

Final Top Ten Presentations: January 20, 2021  

Winner announced: January 29, 2021


Fall 2020 Innovation Challenge Application

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