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Idea Competitions, Funding, and Internship Opportunities!!

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 14:39 -- Anonymous (not verified)

There are several ways to raise funding for a project, grants, scholarships, corporate sponsorship, and awards.  There are many opportunities for funding coming up and we would like to share a few of them with you.  If you are interested in any of the following and want some support please feel free to come into the Innovation Center.

Siemens Innovation Think Tank- http://www.innovationthinktank.de/

  • Abstract submission deadline: February 13th, 2011
  • Complete project submission deadline: February 28th, 2011

The Siemens Innovation Think Tank is a competition for the best new medical innovations.  Some of the categories include: Rural care product ideas for developing countries, Systems and devices for general practitioners, Cost-effective healthcare business models and several more in the medical imaging field.  It is not required that the idea be in one of these categories but it must be related to the medical field.  The top three winners win several thousand dollars each, and the top ten recieve a trip to a 10 week innovation conference in Germany.  For more information check out the competition's website.

NIST Laboratories Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships- www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg

  • Application Deadline: February 15th

NIST Laboratories is research facility in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering located in Maryland.  They are looking for students in these fields to participate in a summer fellowship program to complete projects in their fields.  They have six labs:

  1. Material Measurement Laboratory
  2. Physical Measurement Laboratory
  3. Engineering Laboratory
  4. Information Technology Laboratory
  5. Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
  6. NIST Center for Neutron Research

Dell Social Innovation Competition- http://www.dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com/

  • Deadline: February 14, 2010

The Dell Social Innovation Competition is a contest to find the best new innovations that address important social problems around the world.   Ideas must be presented in the form of business plans and be financially viable.  Ideas must also be unique, viable, sustainable, and have a clear social impact.  This competition has prizes up to $50,000 with prizes totaling $100,000.

Imagine RIT- http://www.rit.edu/imagine/

  • Abstract Deadline: Feb. 3, 2010

This is our own competition to feature the best innovations from across campus.  Last year over 37,000 people came to campus to see the work of students from all disciplines and majors.  The festival features projects, clubs, and classes from every college.

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