IMSA Presents
The Tellabs Foundation Next Generation Innovators Award
The Tellabs Foundation Next Generation Innovator Awards recognize Illinois middle school students who are creating and delivering real-world products and solutions that have a positive impact on their communities.  Applications are open to any Illinois middle school student, or teams of up to four, currently in grades 6-8 or homeschooled student ages 12-14 or grade equivalent. Students may apply with projects at the prototype or venture stage in one of the following categories: Science or technology-enabled entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship focused on community impact. Winners will be recognized at an inaugural fall 2017 awards event at IN2@IMSA in Aurora, IL and win a free year's membership to IN2, IMSA's new innovation center.
Deadline to apply is July 16, 2017 at 11:59pm
Apply here
 
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While both business entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship entries are accepted, do keep in mind that we are looking for individuals that have done something to advance the human condition.

 
Personal Information

 
What kind of submission is this? *


 
How many team members on the team?


 
First Team member Information (first and last name and age) *

 
First Team Member's School *

 
First Team member's school grade *

 
First Team member's race *


 
Second Team member (first and last name and age) *

 
Second Team Member's School *

 
Second Team member's school grade *

 
Second Team member's race *


 
Do you have a Third Team member? *

     
 
Third Team member (first and last name and age) *

 
Third Team Member's School *

 
Third Team member's school grade *

 
Third Team member's race *


 
Do you have a Fourth Team member? *

     
 
Fourth Team member (first and last name and age) *

 
Fourth Team Member's School *

 
Fourth Team member's school grade *

 
Fourth Team member's race *


 
Contestant name *

 
Age of contestant *

 
School name *

 
School grade of contestant *

 
Race *


 
Parent/ Guardian Name (please list one adult contact for each team) *

 
Parent/ Guardian phone number *

 
Address *

 
Submission information

 
At what stage is your product/service? *


 
Is this a product or service? *


 
Which of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals did you address or are addressing with your product/service? *


 
Please upload any photos or videos that help to explain your product/service.

 
Written portion

 
What is your product/service and what problem does it address? *

Please limit your response to about 200 words.
 
What sparks your interest/curiosity in this problem or project? *

Please limit your response to about 200 words.
 
What is your superpower? *

What makes you/your team the right choice to solve your selected problem? Please limit your response to about 200 words.
 
Who would benefit from or use your product or service? What can you tell us about this population? *

Answer the question in about 200 words.
 
How would this population benefit from your product/service? (How does it make the world a better place?) *

Limit your description to about 200 words.
 
How might IMSA and IN2 help you further develop your product/service?


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