/ how it works

Open to all SMU students, The Innovation Competition is your chance to turn an idea into reality. All you need is a good idea — we'll give you the guidance, resources and team to take it from concept to invention. Winners will receive a cash prize and may even get their name on a patent.

/ submitting your idea

Getting started is no sweat. Attend the kickoff event to learn more about the competition, get help preparing your proposal, and meet fellow students who might become your team members. Artist? Scientist? English Major? Engineer? Everyone can get involved.

/ inspiration

Need a spark? Check out great innovations of the past, recent award-winning inventions, and the most urgent challenges we face in the future. Opportunities to innovate are everywhere. The next big breakthrough could be yours.