COBE BB&T Innovation Competition
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.
|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|
Fall 2016 Winners
Best Freshman/Sophomore Group
Best Social or Nonprofit
Words of Fitness
Best Use of Analytics