The Innovation Challenge is a competition that brings together UCLA students from all disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate to find technology-based solutions to complex societal problems. This year, we will be focusing on two areas: health care and sustainability.
A wide spectrum of workshops will be offered, such as forming a successful team, enterprise and design, developing a business plan, storytelling and understanding sustainability and health care industries.
We understand that networking and finding teams/members may be challenging due to COVID-19. We encourage you to participate in virtual networking sessions and reach out to learn more about each other via Slack and the team formation Google docs.
Teams will be evaluated based on the following four criteria:
Technology: The team incorporates technology as a core component of the proposed solution and exhibits full understanding of its potential impact, readiness and applicability.
Innovation: The solution is innovative with respect to its reliance on existing ideas, processes and/or products. The team must convey evidence using research and demonstrate what makes its solution innovative.
Feasibility: The solution is realistic. The team has defined concrete next steps to implement the solution. The team provides well-defined next steps and ample evidence to prove the solution’s feasibility.
Impact: The solution alludes to societal value. The team must explain its thought process for identifying market need and societal value add.