Project Proposal | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Project Proposal


Written summary of your team’s project with a 100 word limit on each section, including: 

  • Outline of the specific problem being solved
  • Solution to the problem
  • Novelty of the approach
  • Impact of the invention at scale,
  • Support the team needs to bring the product or service to market

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Submission open August 2, 2021, 12:00 am EST, closes August 13, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

Judging Criteria

  • Problem/Solution fit – Does the intended solution solve the problem statement of the challenge? 
  • Competitive Advantage – Is there a unique approach to the way the problem is being solved and is it defensible? 
  • Market Potential & Scalability – Can this solution move beyond the ideation and prototyping phase and support the needs of a big enough market? 
  • Needs Identified – Does the team know what their needs are to succeed with the project? 


Rumi Chunara

Rumi Chunara

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering and Biostatistics (Global Public Health)


Vadim Gordin

Director, Tandon Future Labs A/X Venture Studio; Tandon Entrepreneurship Competition Coordinator

Vikram Kapila

Vikram Kapila

Director, Ph.D. Hub; Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Elza Erkip headshot

Elza Erkip

Institute Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Ross Rizzo

John-Ross Rizzo

Rehabilitation Medicine, Vice Chair for Innovation & Equity, Ilse Melamid Endowed A/Prof of Rehab Medicine, Associate Professor of Neurology, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering