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Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

STUDENTS! Looking for seed money for your original, innovative technology? Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 5!

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Award Competition challenges students to design and develop an innovative technology based on electrical and computer engineering, and to demonstrate the potential of the idea to address a practical business and/or social challenge.

Each semester ECE awards $10,000 each to two winning teams. ECE students will also select top teams for additional award funds. Bright Idea Awards may be presented for teams that have great ideas that require further development for future submission. Multidisciplinary teams and diversity in approach and experience are encouraged.

Timeline & Deadlines for Spring 2014:

  • Proposals Due: Wednesday, March 5th
  • Announcement of Finalists: Thursday, March 20th
  • Finalists’ Oral Presentations: Tuesday, April 15th
  • Project Kickoff: Thursday, May 1st

Submit a two-page proposal, a 60-second elevator pitch, and a video
(five minutes maximum length) for viewing by the IAC and the Cornell ECE community by Wednesday, March 5 to or via Cornell Dropbox ( to For more information, visit Email questions to

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