COBE BB&T Innovation Competition

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What to Expect

This competition is open to ALL students from the Radford University community, graduate and undergraduate. You will utilize your creativity and innovative skills to effectively solve a real-world problem. Students form groups of four or five and there are two rounds to the competition.

In the first round, students write a one-page summary of what the innovative idea is, how it is useful, and who it helps. This round also includes a 60-second commercial. These commercials will be sent to other participants for critiques. 

The second round involves professors looking at student videos and narrowing the field to the top ten teams. After this, those teams present their idea to outside judges and winning teams are presented with their prizes.

2017 Schedule

September 11  Team Signup Begins
September 22  Innovation Networking + Prep Session 1 (Kyle Hall 320, 2:00 pm)
September 27  Innovation Networking + Prep Session 2 (Kyle Hall 320, 2:30 pm)
October 6  Concept Summary Due 5:00 pm
October 9  Cohort Review Begins
October 13  Cohort Review Due 5:00 pm
November 2  Innovation Networking + Prep Session 3
November 16  Final Submissions Due 5:00 pm
November 17 - 21   Internal Faculty Screening
November 21 - 29  Expert Judging
December 1  Notice to Finalists
December 9  Live Pitches by Finalists, Luncheon, and Awards
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Fall 2016 Winners

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               Millenial Refurbishing
                    Judges' Choice

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                   Team Innovation
    Best Freshman/Sophomore Group

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                Entertainment Group
                       Most Creative

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                    Helping Hands
                        Runner Up
             Best Social or Nonprofit

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                    Words of Fitness
                 Best Use of Analytics