WiSys’ Innovation and Aging Competition held a Reverse Pitch Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20 to kickstart the Innovation and Aging student idea competition. The event served as a springboard for interested student groups. The forum included brief “pitches” from organizations, community members and interested students about specific problems and challenges associated with aging. Audience members then mingled with the presenters to discuss these challenges in greater depth, developed teams for the spring competition and incubated ideas for facing these challenges.
UW-Green Bay students have through Saturday, Dec. 13 to register for the Innovation in Aging student idea competition. Teams of three-to-five students will be challenged to create innovative solution to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging population. Presentations will occur Wednesday, March 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Brown County STEM Innovation Center. Prizes will be cash. $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place and $100 for the group selected. Student organizations are encouraged to organize teams and would receive an additional $100 prize. If students do not have a team, a team can be found for them!
To learn more about the event and to register, visit wisys.org/againg or contact Brian Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org.