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Illinois Tech Innovation Challenge

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Illinois Institute of Technology (“Illinois Tech”) presents the 2018 Illinois Tech Innovation Challenge (the "Contest") sponsored by The Fogelson Family Foundation, which is the lead non-Illinois Tech Sponsor, as well as the Coleman Foundation, and the mHub co-working space, Chicago's premiere innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. 

Who's Eligible:

‚ÄčAs more specifically detailed in the Official Rules, individuals from each of the three categories listed below are eligible to participant in the Contest. Participants will only compete against others in their particular category.

1. Currently enrolled Illinois Tech students
2. Currently enrolled students in a 4-year college, including community college or university with a physical presence in the greater Chicagoland area*
3. Currently enrolled high school students attending any high school in the greater Chicagoland area*

*The Chicago area is defined as the following counties in Illinois: Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, and Will; and in Indiana, Lake County.

Prizes:

Cash Prizes and Free Rent at the mHub Co-Working Space, the City’s foremost maker's hub! 

1st Place Prize: $2,500 and 8 weeks free rent (a $600 value) at mHub Co-Working Space

2nd Place Prize: $1000 and 8 weeks free rent (a $600 value) at mHub Co-Working Space

3rd Place Prize: $500 and 8 weeks free rent (a $600 Value) at mHub Co-Working Space

Semifinalists currently in high school (10 total) will receive a $25,000 scholarship* to attend Illinois Tech!

*(Scholarship awarded only if the winner is currently enrolled in high school. Winner must be admitted to and enroll at Illinois Tech.)

A total of 9 prizes will be awarded: the referenced three prizes to the winning Category I Participants, the referenced three prizes to the winning Category II Participants, and the referenced three prizes to the winning Category III Participants.