What is WiSys Innovation in Aging?

The WiSys Innovation in Aging student idea competition challenges UW-Green Bay students to create innovative solutions to combat hardships and improve quality of life for an aging public. The competition gives students an opportunity to grow idea development, collaboration and public presentation skills.

Why you should participate?

  • Win cash prizes.
  • Solve a real-world problem.
  • Gain experience working on an interdisciplinary, virtual team.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn funds for your student organization ($100 to the first five to register and participate).
  • Qualify for a chance to showcase your idea in the statewide Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament and win additional cash prizes (up to $2,500).

Organize your team

  • Teams can include up to 5 students.
  • You do not need to have a team assembled to register.
  • No team? No problem. We can help you find one.
  • Sign up as a student organization for a special prize.

Pick your innovation project

For the competition, innovations are broadly defined. Innovation types include products, services, social approaches, etc. 

To help spark ideas, review this presentation on "Aging Issues Ripe for Innovation" developed as a primer for this competition. You can also watch this video highlighting some notable presentations from past competitions or read about all the past winners below.

Once your team registers, we'll send you a competition packet and list of mentors that can help you craft your innovation. If you have questions, you can reach out to WiSys' Brad Ricker at [email protected] or UW-Green Bay's Ryan Kauth at [email protected].

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