How to participate in Innovation and Design Day

Participant Guidelines

This event is an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges and commercial and social needs. Undergraduate and graduate students, student teams, student organizations, and faculty members are invited to present engineering innovations and development projects to the College of Engineering community, industry representatives, local entrepreneurs, current and prospective students, potential investors and employers, and more! 

The Anderson Institute will offer several prizes to Innovation and Design Day participants. Prizes will include a first place award of $1,000, a second place award of $500, and a third place award of $250. In order to be eligible for a prize, you must do the following:

  1. Register to participate
  2. Create a poster using the template below
  3. Submit your poster and optional video by March 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. using this form.
  4. Be present at the Student Innovation and Design Day event on April 18, 2019 from 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Poster Information

Design Day Poster Template (PPTX)

This is an opportunity to display your work to the entire Wayne State University community, so please pay attention to detail when creating your content. Be sure to use spelling/grammar check and to include quality images (posters will be printed to 36" x 24" size). Please see the poster examples below for a better understanding of expectations.

For examples of exemplary posters, you can view last year's winners here.

Video Information

For those interested in presenting to the Anderson Institute Advisory Board and requesting support with development, commercialization, and marketability of a product, please submit a 2-minute video along with your poster. While the poster is required, submitting a video is optional, albeit strongly encouraged. The top videos will be selected to present in front of the Advisory Board. 

Videos should be no more than 2 minutes and address the following:

  • What problem are you solving?
  • How does your product solve the problem?
  • Why is this important?