Idea to Product
Idea To Product ® is an international competition with branches in Asia and Europe as well as several campuses in the United States.
About the Program
Idea to Product is unique three-tiered idea competition based at the University of Texas at Austin. The competition looks for ideas for a product or service at their earliest stage. Over the years, fifteen universities and over 450 students have participated in the Missouri/Illinois Idea to Product (I2P) competition. I2P makes it possible for people on campus to develop and present ideas, obtain feedback, and begin the process of invention commercialization and venture creation.
Although winners receive cash prizes, the greater benefit is the opportunity for participants to receive substantial feedback on their early stage ideas. I2P offers the larger technology and financial communities the opportunity to get an early view of new ideas, thereby jump-starting the development process. Initially, ideas are submitted at SLU and screened.
The teams selected with the best proposals are invited to present their submission to panels, where teams receive feedback on their idea, and winning ideas are selected.
After SLU’s first round concludes, the I2P MO-IL Regional Competition is held for the states of Missouri and Illinois. Finally, one or more winners of the regional competition may be invited to the Global I2P Competition.
I2P is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.
First Level Competition - Saint Louis University
TBA The next installment of the competition will take place in Fall 2013. Please check back in August 2013 for deadline/competition dates.
All submissions must be in pdf format without names and university affiliation so they can be judged on an impartial basis. Your contact information will be on the application required with the submission.
Step 2: Ideas are screened and the teams with the best proposals are invited to expand their submissions (5 pages maximum).
Step 3: Presentations are made to blue-ribbon panels, where teams receive feedback on their ideas and winning ideas are selected.
Second Level Competion - Missouri/Illinois Regional
MAR 27 Five-page submissions for April 6, 2013 Semi-Final and Final Competitions are due on March 27th.
APR 6 The 2013 I2P Missouri-Illinois Regional Competition will take place on April 6, 2013 at Saint Louis University.
The Idea to Product (I2P) Missouri-Illinois Regional Competition will allow one or more winners of to be invited to the Global Idea to Product (I2P) Competition. Each university and college in the bi-state region is entitled to submit a total of five ideas for screening.
Step 2: Submit application and first-round submission by February 18, 2013.
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