2014 FDU Innovation Challenge


Have you ever come up with a unique product or service but never pursued it?

Here is your chance to submit your innovative idea! This new contest is open to full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty (including adjuncts) and staff members at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Students who graduated between December 2012-2013 are also eligible. This competition encourages individuals to generate ideas for products or services that are innovative. We hope to unleash the creative and innovative spirit within our University community!

The submission process is simple and short so we look forward to your entry.

Online Application

(Please note that only winning titles will be disclosed. A brief description of the winning idea/product will be disclosed only upon approval of the author.)

Please stay within word limits for each section. To ensure that your entry does not exceed these limits, using Word Count funcion on MS Word or similar software.

We will send you a confirmation email within 5-10 business days after your application is received.

The judging panel will include corporate executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.



  • 1st   $1000

  • 2nd   $500

  • 3rd   $250


  • 1st   $1000

  • 2nd   $500

  • 3rd   $250


  • $500

Deadline: April 30, 2014

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 973-443-8842 or email rothman@fdu.edu.

The 2013-2014 FDU Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Annual Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture on May 7, 2014. The ceremony will be preceded by an elegant reception at FDU's College at Florham in Madison, NJ. Details on the RMC Lecture 

2012 Winners

Marjorie Natelli · Undergraduate Winner  · Rapid Strike (First place)
Josepth Getts · Undergraduate Winner  · Agent Anything Social (Second place)
Malgorzata Nieradka· Undergraduate Winner  · The Steam Snow Blower (Third place)
Singh Parambir · Graduate Winner  · SMS/GSM/Mobile Text-based Induction Motor (First place)
Levin Koon· Graduate Winner  · Project Milk: Baby Bottle Solutions (Second place)
Vinaykumar Desai · Graduate Winner  · Car Accident Prevention Using Radio Frequency (Third place)
Meghan Sacks · Faculty/Staff Winner  · The Crime Recovery Education Institute 

2011 Winners

William Caffery · Undergraduate Winner  · The Steam Snow Blower (First place)
Joseph Getts · Undergraduate Winner  · You Should See Yourself Drive (Second Place)
Rafael Antonio Ferrer · Undergraduate Winner: ·  Green Dominican Energy: A Fulfillable Dream For All (Third Place)
Christopher Macioch · Graduate Winner  · Clean Sustainable Energy Producing Attic Baffle Air-Flow Milling Vent System (First Place)
Anthony Palmiotto · Graduate Winner  · E-Dentity: Identity Solutions for the Electronic World (Second Place)
Donna Averion· Graduate Winner  · BYOB: Saving the Planet One Bottle at a Time (Third Place)
Bruce Peabody· Faculty/Staff Winner ·The Continuing University: Graduate School for the Rest of Us