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Trine extends deadline for Innovation Challenge

Career Academy of South Bend students, from left, Gisselle Villafana, Gabrielle Terrell and Kyaris Hasan present at the 2020 Innovation Challenge. (Trine University Photo/Dean Orewiler)

ANGOLA, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Trine University in Angola is extending the deadline for submissions in this year’s Trine Innovation Challenge. The competition, which will be held in a virtual format this year, is open to high school and college students, as well as members of the community, wishing to compete for cash prizes for their business and technology ideas.

The new deadline to submit projects is April 2. Participants will pitch their ideas for a share of $8,000 in prize money, split between two categories: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Business.

“We recognize that many people are still facing disruptions to their work and lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which can make them feel like they don’t have the time to put together the presentation they would like,” Jason Blume, executive director of Trine innovation 1, said in a news release. “We hope that the extra time will give potential innovators the time they need to refine their products and business ideas.”

This year’s Trine Innovation Challenge will take place April 15. You can learn more about the competition, including how to register, by clicking here.