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Schurz Innovation Challenge (SIC) at Purdue

The Purdue Foundry is hosting the eighth Schurz Communications Innovation Challenge at Purdue University

The challenge is a chance for Purdue University students to test their creativity and skills in the area of online and mobile media technology.

2017 Important Dates:

  • Deadline to enter: November 22
  • Event: December 7 
  • Teams are encouraged to meet with competition mentor (contact the foundry at 
  • Who should participate?

    Any Purdue student, or team that includes a Purdue student, who would like to: Work in online media technology Has an innovative idea in the area of media technology Would like to work on developing and creating a prototype for their idea with the guidance of an experienced mentor Of course, win prize money 
  • What are the rules and guidelines?

     Any Purdue student, graduate and undergraduate (each person can only be on one team) No limit to number of team members Teams may seek assistance from Schurz, Purdue Foundry, or any other university or external resource Purdue Foundry will provide teams with guidance on a scheduled basis and as needed The idea and work must be your own You will maintain ownership of your innovation 
  • What are the judging criteria?

    Presentation (ability to ‘sell’ the idea) Completeness of the project Coolness factor Working software/prototype Documented data analysis, discovery or method Membership concept with documented customer validation.
  • Prizes

    Cash Prizes 1st Place - $5,000

    2nd Place - $3,500

    3rd Place - $1,500

    Crowd Favorite - $500 (voted for by the crowd) 

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