College of Engineering

KEEN innovation challenge


Student Team Registration

The KEEN Innovation Challenge is an annual event designed to provide first-year engineering students with real-world ideation and  entrepreneurial experience. The event is focused on the three C’s of the KEEN program offered by the College of Engineering - CuriosityConnections, and Creating Value.

Contestant Selection:
All freshmen students are invited to participate in the event. Six presentations are chosen to compete in the final round. The winning teams are awarded a cash prize, which can be used to further the development of their project.

keen innovation challenge 

Submission Deadline - April 11, 2024

live presentation and prizes awarded - april 18, 2024


For more information, contact:

Norman Rapino, Ph.D., MBA
Director of Engineering Innovation, College of Engineering
Professor of Practice for Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurially-Minded Learning, College of Engineering
Executive Director of Rocket Innovations, University of Toledo
419-530-6165 direct  /  419-262-6222 cell

Last Updated: 2/20/24