Pitt Innovation Challenge  

Challenge Details


Up to $555,000 in awards are available for funding. Traditionally, funding up to $100,000 is awarded to the winning projects. However, if your project qualifies for the Veteran Impact Bonus Award, then your project may be awarded up to $125,000.

Contest Rounds

The PInCh competition is a multi-round competition. Click each round for more information.

  • Teams entering Round 1 submit a video describing their idea.
    • Applications will be reviewed for Innovation, Impact, and Feasibility
    • Applications focused on the Veteran Incentive will undergo an additional review process
  • Teams chosen for Round 2 submit a written document to expand on their idea.
  • Teams chosen for Round 3 submit a response to reviewers and revisions to their written document and pitch their idea to a panel of judges at the final event.

Judging Criteria

PInCh entries will be judges on the following criteria:

  • Significance and impact of the articulated problem
  • Creativity and innovation of the proposed solution
  • Feasibility and approach of the proposed solution

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