InnovationChallenge New York: Entrepreneurship in Outer Space
InnovationChallenge New York is an annual student competition that generates novel ideas with the potential for greater quality of life in New York State. In particular, we are most concerned about the economic and social well-being of our greater Mohawk Valley and neighboring regions.
The challenge topic for 2019 is “Entrepreneurship in Outer Space”. This semester, we invite participants to explore and propose humanistic ways that develop the innovative and burgeoning potential of ventures that support or primarily operate beyond the earth's physical atmosphere. We envision enhancing our local entrepreneurial capacity for the ethical commercialization of space with the ultimate aim of yielding greater regional economic vitality and enhanced quality of life. This ICNY iteration both celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission through which humans first set foot on a foreign world, the moon, and builds upon the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s broad initiative, Commercial Space Economy.
Entrepreneurship in Outer Space flyer (pdf)