Students can leverage Georgia Tech research patents to envision startups and receive cash awards!
Georgia Tech does $1.2B+ in research expenditures every year, and is one of the top research universities in the world. The research develops several world-class technologies from new machine learning algorithms to better batteries. Once again, Georgia Tech is making its technologies available to students so that they can dream big on how to leverage these technologies to launch viable, scalable and sustainable businesses based on them.
The $1B+ Startup Hackathon will be a weekend event taking place virtually November 5-7th, 2021; with winners announced on November 8th. Quick information about the hackathon:
- Student teams of between 2 and 5 individuals will have access to a curated set of Georgia Tech patents
- There will be a special Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) Track in addition to a General IP Track
- Propose one or more commercial applications for the patent(s)
- The deliverable is a 5-minute video about the application(s)
- The winning team in each Track (MSE or General IP) will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The second and third place prizes will be $3,000 and $2,000, respectively within each Track
- The winning teams will also go through a fast-tracked selection process for a spot in CREATE-X Startup Launch
The hackathon is open to all Georgia Tech students (both undergrad and grad) across all majors. Both technical and non-technical students are encouraged to participate, as the competition is more on the application of technology to launch a viable startup. Students will register individually and form teams during the hackathon.
To qualify for the MSE Track, teams must either a) chose one or more IP that was co-authored by the MSE School or MSE School Affiliated Faculty or b) choose are materials- related IP, and/or have at least one team member that is either an undergraduate or graduate student or a postdoc from the School of Materials Science and Engineering. If you have questions about the MSE Track, please contact Professor Gleb Yushin, at [email protected]
Register today for the hackathon and view the list now of intellectual property available (which may be supplemented in the coming weeks). A link to the list will also be in the registration confirmation email.
Contact the planning team at [email protected]
with any questions you may have!
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