Northern Illinois University, $12,500
This grant will support a 16-week (I-LAB) program that is designed as a startup accelerator and includes workshops on creativity, social impact, design, engineering, and innovation. Students will work in multidisciplinary E-Teams to develop innovative technologies that solve global social problems. The strongest teams will participate in an impact investor day and be supported beyond the course. Projects will have a focus on basic human needs in low resource settings in the US and abroad.