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Fall 2017 Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
12:00 am


Fall 2017 Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue

Application link on website and below:


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


Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place - $5,000
  • 2nd Place - $3,500
  • 3rd Place - $1,500
  • Crowd Favorite - $500 (voted for by the crowd)


The Purdue Foundry Link:


Schurz link:


Registration required: Register to attend

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