Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative for the Innov8x CHALLENGE on September 8, 2022 from 11 am – 1 pm that will feature presentations from Mines Students, pitching solutions to the most pressing Challenges and Problems facing industry today, and competing to win funding from Global Energy Future Initiative to further pursue their innovative research.
This challenge event brings together Mines students, faculty, staff, and a world-class list of industry problem sponsors. Problem sponsors will supply students with challenges, that will push their skills to brainstorm innovative ideas by truly identifying the beneficiaries (people who would benefit when the problem is solved) and the innovation needed to successfully solve a presented challenge.
All innovative and entrepreneurial problem-solving #HelluvaEngineer students are welcome to join, including hard sciences to economics, business, and public policy. During the challenge, these #HelluvaEngineers will solve the challenge problems with the support of faculty and staff mentors, and our challenge problem sponsors.
August 18 (4:30pm – 6:30pm) – Challenge Problem Sponsor workshop (virtual)
August 24 (4pm – 6pm) – Challenge Pitch Day (Problem Sponsors pitch challenges to students & student teams formed)
September 8 (11am – 1pm) – Challenge Event (student teams present solutions) – with networking lunch for everyone
Form a team around a challenge that excites you. Develop and present your solution on September 8th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Industry judges will look for solution proposals that highest potential – to deliver value and impact.
1st prize $10,000
2nd prize $7,500
3rd prize $5,000
Door prizes for the first 25 to join us
All majors are welcome – grads and undergrads. Faculty and staff are also welcome to join or lead teams. Come try your hand at solving real-world energy problems with faculty and industry mentors.