Convergence Innovation Competition

About the CIC

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is dedicated to helping students create and showcase innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus and industry resources and guidance. CIC categories are determined by community and industry partners. Winning entries will include a viable end-to-end prototype which operates on converged services, media, networks, and/or platforms. CIC entries can be based on class projects, student research projects, as well as personal hobbies and interests.

As part of the competition, one team is awarded a Golden Ticket to participate in the Create-X Startup Launch program during the summer! Winning team members and runner up team members receive a monetary prize for participating. The winning CIC teams go on to launch, commercialization, other competitions, as well as internship and job opportunities strengthened by their competition experience. CIC runs in the Fall and Spring semesters and is produced by the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).

Have questions?

Check out our FAQs page to find answers to your questions and feel free to reach out to us as well. For past winners, visit here.

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