Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition Call-Out
|Event Date:||September 20, 2023|
The purpose of the Soybean Innovation Competitions is to encourage Purdue University students to exercise their knowledge and skills in creating new industrial products from soybeans. The use of natural renewable resources for creation of industrial products is a critical factor for future economic growth, given dwindling petroleum resources and increased emphasis on industrial environmental stewardship.
Student teams will enter a competition to create novel products or materials using soybeans or their components focusing on the production or implementation of an example product/material. Working in teams, with two faculty advisors, students will brainstorm product ideas, create a production timeline, conduct patent searches, develop a market analysis, document the technical process of creating their product/material, design packaging, and market their product/material.
Why should you compete?
- Win $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000
- Possible provisional patent
- Show potential employers a completed product made by YOU
- Great resume enhancer
- Work with other students outside your major
- ASPIRE internship/AG-Celerator funding