Competing for grades is one thing. Competing to succeed in the free-market is something all together different.
NYU-Poly’s annual Time Warner Cable Inno/Vention student idea competition gives our budding inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs a preview of what it takes to develop and refine their ideas into marketable products and services.
Inno/Vention participants begin meeting in the fall semester to brainstorm about their ideas, attend workshops on things such as patent searches and market research, and get one-on-one business coaching from the director of NYU-Poly’s business incubators. In the spring, finalists present their ideas to a panel of judges from industry and academia.
In addition to the commercial viability of their ideas, students are judged on how their ideas impact local, national, and global society. Winners receive cash prizes, and of course, the adulation of their peers.