K-State Business Innovation Challenge

K-State Business Innovation Challenge

Hosted by the Center for Principled Business

The Center for Principled Business is proud to host the K-State Business Innovation Challenge, powered by Koch Industries. The goal of this annual competition is to encourage students to think innovatively about solutions to real-world problems. Student teams will develop or improve an innovative product, service, technology, or process to address a problem or challenge they identify in the K-State and/or Manhattan communities. During the challenge, students will have the opportunity to get advice from employees at Koch industries.

Each team will have four weeks to develop a written report, summarizing the problem addressed and describing the team’s proposed solution for how it could be implemented. Based on the written reports, the top 6 teams will be selected to participate in the final live competition round to present their plan to a panel of judges comprised of business executives.

Designed to foster creativity, innovation, and teamwork, the Innovation Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to build analytical, decision-making, and communication skills to power their future careers.

Teams of 3-4 students will have a chance to win part of the $12,000 in scholarship prizes that will be awarded to top competitors.

Pictures from 2022 Finals can be found HERE. Photos were taken by Sammy Kopecky.

Registration for the 2023 Challenge is open. Register Here

For questions or more information, please contact the Center for Principled Business, ksucpb@ksu.edu, or 785.532.2650.