Illinois Innovation Prize - Nominations Due TOMORROW

4/1/2014 12:47:00 PM

TEC to award $20,000 prize for outstanding innovation

Nominations due TOMORROW (4/2)

Do you know a student who is exceptionally innovative and entrepreneurially minded? Nominate him/her for this year’s $20,000 Illinois Innovation Prize. This prize is awarded by the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) in the College of Engineering to the most innovative student across campus.

In order to be considered for nomination, a student should be a passionate innovator, work with world changing technology, entrepreneurially minded, and a role model for others.

Our 2013 Illinois Innovation Prize Winners were Raj Sodhi and Brett Jones. Sodhi focused on creating new Augmented Reality experiences that would blur the line between the physical and virtual world. This technology would enable users to have new interactive experiences without instrumentation. Jones merged physical and virtual worlds through his project IllumiRoom.  IllumiRoom uses a Kinect and a projector to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience by augmenting the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations.

We look forward to seeing the outstanding innovations of this year's nominees. Nominations MUST be made by a faculty member, advisor, mentor or the like, and are due online no later than Wednesday, April 2nd.

For more Information, or to nominate a student for IIP, please visit:

Email Danyelle Michelini; for questions.