Creativity, ingenuity and invention come from every discipline.
We've had winners and finalists from EVERY CORNER of the campus:
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Science & Mathematics
- College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
- College of Architecture & Environmental Design
- College of Engineering
- College of Business
The experiences you've had in solving problems, providing services or creating solutions is your UNIQUE domain knowledge. It is the very source from which any entrepreneur, inventor or innovator has drawn from.
Why not? Why not...YOU!
Products in the following areas are hot, especially if they can be used to begin a whole product line and establish a company:
Energy efficiency products
Any Unique Product Idea
While IQ has identified these areas as hot markets, the products must be innovative and you should be able to establish a significant barrier to entry as a protection from copy-cat competition.
It is especially important in these hot areas to not only rely on the new idea as being unique and possibly patentable. To ultimately become a viable commercial product, it is very important to build other significant barriers to potential competition, like creating an innovative business model, establishing key corporate alliances, and by rapidly reaching the market and growing quickly.