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March 4 -- Information Session 

5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM

Innovate Springfield

 Innovate Springfield experts will walk through the application process, explain how applications will be judged, and answer questions.  Attendance is OPTIONAL and will have no impact on any individual application.  There are also options to participate remotely.  Please email us if you are interested in joining or have any questions. 

Innovate Springfield

2nd floor

15 South Old State Capital Plaza

March 15 -- Applications Due

Applications are due online by midnight on March 15, 2020.  

Finalists Announced

All finalist will be announced on

March 30, 2020



April 16 - Award Ceremony

Thursday,  April 16 Event Schedule

UIS Student Union Ballroom

5:30 PM // Pre-event Social

6:00 PM // Welcome

6:10 PM // Pitch Exposition

6:30 PM // Innovation Awards

7:30 PM // Celebration