National Security Innovation Competition
Open to all US and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students
The purpose of this competition is to stimulate college student interest to address national security problem solving by exposing their university-sponsored projects to a broad audience including industry, academic, and government organizations involved in aerospace, defense, security, and first responder activities. Students will demonstrate their critical analytical skills to determine why their new concept or technology has the potential to meet an identifiable national security need. Up to ten finalist teams will be selected from all applicants to make presentations in front of a national panel of judges. The top three projects will be chosen and prizes awarded.
Scholarship Grants awarded to top three winners
1st Prize - Not Less Than$10,000
2nd Prize - Not Less Than $5,000
3nd Prize - Not Less Than $2,500
Technical scouts from across industry will be attending to provide potential opportunities to further project development, funding, and student internships. The projects must be student led and the concept or technology must not currently be licensed to any business.
NSIC Application and Project Summary to Compete for the University Competition must be submitted electronically by:
February 1, 2014
- Click here for the detailed Guidelines and Eligibility for NSIC 2014.
- Application is available here.
- Project Summary to be submitted electronically by FEBRUARY 28, 2014. Click here for Sample Project Summary.
- Finalists will be notified no later than MARCH 21, 2014.
- Click here for Judges' Project Grading Criteria.
- The Final Round of university competition will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on APRIL 25, 2014.
If you would like more information about the 2014 NSIC or would like to attend this year's event, please contact our office 719.577.9016.