Inventech Case Competition
WHAT IS IT?
The Miller Competition Series presents the Inventech Case Competition, in which teams of 2-4 students have 4 days to analyze a Tech Transfer Office technology and present a business model around it. Teams will choose a technology from three categories: software, engineering and life science. Each category will be judged by a knowledgeable panel and each will have a winner. Winning teams will be awarded cash prizes. 3-8 teams will be admitted per technology.
The winter Inventech Dates will be released shortly.
TBD: Technologies released by 11:59pm and Registration opens! Register by 11:59pm on November 27.
TBD: Competition kickoff at 5pm in TNRB 260.
TBD: Final presentations in TNRB 220, 240, and 280
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to be a scientist to understand the technologies?
No. The goal of this competition is to build a business model around these technologies.
What is the objective of the competition?
Similar to the Business Model Competition, this case competition will involve validating a business model around one of three technologies. The team presenting the best validated business model for each technology wins.
Should my team work over Thanksgiving?
No. The full case packets and judging criteria will not be released until November 27th to discourage teams from working over their break.
How do I register?
Click on the link above, or right here.
How will I learn enough to validate a business model?
Visit the Rollins Center (TNRB 470), find mentors, conduct interviews, search online, make phone calls, etc. Be creative – you might find valuable answers in unlikely places!
What are the benefits and prizes?
$800 will be awarded to the top team for each of the three technologies. Also, doing well in the competition may help you acquire the technology in negotiations with the Tech Transfer Office or profit from a Representative Agreement (take a 5% commission when you find an investor to buy the technology, e.g.).
I have other concerns. Can I speak to someone?
You can contact us at email@example.com or stop by the Rollins Center in 470 TNRB.