InNOLEvation Challenge 2019


This year we’ll be hosting the InNOLEvation® Challenge workshops online due to COVID-19. The workshops and PowerPoint Presentations are below under 2020 – 2021 Workshop presentations.

In order to have a beneficial Q&A session, we expect you to watch the videos and presentations PRIOR to the Q&A session. For the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award (which includes points for participation for attending these workshops), attending the Zoom Q & A session count towards these points.

Info Session 1: 9/16/2020 @ 5pm via ZOOM
Meeting ID: 930 8606 0888, Password: IC2021

Info Session 2: 9/17/2020 @ 5pm via ZOOM
Meeting ID: 948 6302 3102, Password IC2021

2020-2021 Workshop Presentations

2018-2019 Workshop Presentations

Informational Documents

Forms and Worksheets

Prototyping Tools

Informative Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a FAMU student enrolled in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Am I eligible to compete?
For purposes of the competition, you meet the requirement to be a student enrolled at FSU. You will need to verify that you meet the rest of the requirements at Eligibility Guidelines. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students can participate on a team in the competition. At least 51% of the students on the team need to be FSU students (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students are included in this percentage).

Can I change team members after registration?
You can add or remove team members until you have made your Stage 2 Submission.

Are there restrictions on other changes that I might want to make?
You cannot make any changes during the competition which cause your team to no longer meet the eligibility qualifications. Also, after making your Stage 2 Submission, you can no longer change the name of the team/company, the members, or the value proposition.

Can I participate on more than one team?
Yes. However, past experience shows that the Validation and Pivot processes for each team will take a good amount of time to complete, so you will want to carefully consider if this will overextend your capacity to do well by each team.

How can I make sure my Submissions are made on time?
Submissions need to be received by 11:59 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time at

What do you mean by a “social enterprise”?
A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. A social mission is at the core of the enterprise.