Awards Funding

Funding and Project Timeline

Since 2015, Innovation Next has funded 15 innovation teams made up of three members each.


Teams received awards starting from $70,000 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
  • Prepare, refine, and deliver a pitch that can be used to secure additional funding needed to build their final idea into a minimal viable product (MVP).