Timeline

 

Fall 2019

  • Sign ups open Mid-October and close December 1, 2019

  • Sign up as a team of 4-6 students with one sponsoring professor from your university

Winter 2020

  • Join us for a Kickoff Design Workshop at Northwestern on January 18, 2020

  • Phase I- Teams will then have six weeks to conduct research on their white space and develop a proof of concept for their design

  • Submissions are due February 16, 2020

  • Finalists will be selected and notified on February 23, 2020 to continue onto Phase II

Spring 2020

  • Phase II- Teams will receive seed money and a mentor from PDMA to develop a prototype for their project over six weeks

  • April 2020- Join us in Chicago for the final presentations where a winner will be selected!