By: James Tew & Molly McCrea -
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
ANGOLA, IN - Members of the public can tune in to pitches ranging from a water line mapping company to a floating cooler for boaters, as Trine University's Innovation Challenge presents a live stream on Thursday, April 15th.
The stream will begin at 9:30 a.m. at vimeo.com/513451184. The top 10 entries in each category - business and technology - will make their pitches to a panel of expert judges. Due to health and safety precautions, in-person attendance will be limited to competitors and judges only.
Business pitches, which are scheduled from 9:30-11 a.m. with awards at noon, include a business to detect water leaks in municipal systems, a business to raise show goats, and a line of products to provide habitat for Monarch butterflies.
Technology pitches will take place from 12:10-1:40 p.m., with awards at 2 p.m. They will include a method to reuse 3D printer waste, a floating cooler for boaters, and devices to prevent clothing tears for lower limb amputees.
Open to the community as well as Trine and high school students, the competition offers a $3,000 first prize and $1,000 second prize within each category.