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Applications open for annual Innovation Challenge through NDSU

The Innovation Challenge is a national idea competition hosted by the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park and the Nice Center. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is Oct. 27, according to information provided by NDSU. More information is available online at thenicecenter.org/innovation-challenge/

Innovation Challenge is open to all high school, undergraduate and graduate students from anywhere in the country.

New this year, the competition is going completely virtual including online bootcamps to prepare participants. Students will create a three-minute video to share their idea with judges on Nov. 12 and earn a spot in the statewide showcase on Innovation Day, Nov. 19.

Students will compete in three tracks – Social Impact, Graduate Research and Entrepreneurship – as they explore practical applications of their academic knowledge.

Students participating in the Innovation Challenge learn essential skills of creativity, problem solving, public speaking, and collaboration. During the annual national competition, students bring an idea, receive mentorship and training, and share their final product with the entire state. Everyone is welcome to join, watch and vote for winners.

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