Submissions

The entry period for this year's InnoVention will be open from now to the morning of Feb 17th. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Thank you for your interest in InnoVention, the School of Engineering's student idea competition. Please complete the form below to register for the competition.

There must be at least one NYU student per team. There is no limit to the number of people you can have on your team.

Student ID Number is your N# without the N

Please make sure your video is smaller than 100MB and your document is smaller than 8MB

Application Requirements

  • Every team must have at least one current NYU student (undergrad or grad)
  • No previous entries will be accepted
  • Winning team will split award evenly

Online InnoVention Idea Submission (Required)

Six 1 Line answers, 2 Paragraph questions - Keep It Short and Concise!

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Email
  • Major, School Affiliation
  • What problem will your product/service solve?
  • Describe your idea in one paragraph
  • What will you be spending the prototyping funding on?

Online InnoVention Video Submission (Required)

Submit a video of a max length of one minute

  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Value Proposition
  • Market
  • How your going to build an MVP
  • About YOU and why you are the right team to pursue this venture!

Use Basic Elevator Pitch

Examples of pitches

Watch this for best practices:

Watch these for some examples

Judging Criteria

These are the basic criteria we will decide your application on.
1. Potential Impact

  • Does the idea address a real world problem?
  • Does the idea have significant societal value?
  • Does the idea impact many people on a small level, or few people on a deep level?

2. Patentability

  • Is there a utility to the idea?
  • Is the idea or approach novel?

3. Feasibility of Reducing the Idea to Practice

  • Is the cost/benefit ratio to prototype realistic?
  • Are there any serious engineering or other challenges to the implementation of the idea?

4. Potential for Commercialization

  • Note: this is not a business plan competition; however the ability of a market to develop a concept and keep it in production is directly related to possible/probably impact assessment.

Find team members and meet people who will improve your existing idea at our Team Hunt on February 4th (Location TBD)

Due date for application is Feb 17th and we will announce who will move on to Power Pitch on Feb 19th.
 

 

Student Info
Team Member 1
Team Member 2
Team Member 3
Upload Elevator Pitch Video

Submit a video of a max length of one minute

  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Value Proposition
  • Market
  • How you're going to build an MVP

About YOU and why you are the right team to pursue this venture!

Please upload a file with a mov, avi, mp3, ogg, or wav extension. File size limit 100MB.

Upload Idea Summary

Submit a short description of your idea.

Please upload a file with a doc, docx, ppt, pptx, or xls extension. File size limit 8MB.