Student Innovation Competitions Nearing Application Deadline

In the Cathedral of Learning

Two student innovation competitions scheduled for this October at the University of Pittsburgh have submission deadlines set for May 15.

The Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition and the Kuzneski Innovation Cup will award a total of over $60,000 in funds that can go back to the faculty member’s department to further commercialization efforts of their research. The Wells Competition is for students who are developing innovations related to the healthcare field, while the Kuzneski Cup is for students who are developing innovations that can positively impact people’s lives in areas outside of healthcare.

Both competitions require a student to apply, but must be working on Pitt research. The Innovation Institute will also offer a cash prize up to $1,000 for the entrepreneurial student who applies and wins.

Apply for the competitions online