Challenge Pitch Day | August 24

Innov8x Challenges are rapid fire challenges in which students explore problems, identify beneficiaries – people who would benefit when the problem is solved, and attempt to solve the problems. Promising projects advance to our Innov8x Studio and/or course.

This challenge brings together Mines students, faculty, and world-class energy companies. These industry innovators have submitted interesting problems for you to tackle.

Please attend our Innov8x GEFI Challenge Pitch Day on Wednesday, August 24, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The pitch day is when teams are formed around challenges. Teams will present their solutions on September 8th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and the winners will be decided. 

    • Prizes will allow teams to continuing working on their ideas
    • 1st prize $10,000
    • 2nd prize $7,500
    • 3rd prize $5,000

All majors are welcome – grads and undergrads. Come try your hand at solving real-world energy problems with faculty and industry mentors.

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Time Line


  • August 24 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Petroleum Hall, Green Center
    Challenge Pitch Day  
  • September 7 | 9:00 am – 5:30pm
    Innovation Forum Event
  • September 8 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Innovation Challenge Event