Awards Funding

Funding and Project Timeline

The Innovation Next Awards will fund five innovation teams of three members each.

From January – June, 2018, each of the five teams of three will be awarded $80,000 to:

  • Participate in two Design Thinking workshops;
  • Perform field work with the identified target audience(s);
  • Apply insights gained from field work into a plan for a technology innovation; and
  • Prepare, refine, and deliver a pitch that can be used to secure the additional funding needed to build the final idea into a minimal viable product (MVP).