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Connected Future Innovation Challenge

Win an opportunity to connect to your future!

Connected product (n): A (consumer) product that connects with another device, collects or streams data to a platform that can be used to gain insight, take an action, or manipulate something.

New connected products are entering the market at an exponential rate, but the reality is that many products are not as great as they are hyped up to be. Our vision is that these products will do amazing things to improve lives, save money, make us healthier, create a better world…but they don’t. Well, at least not yet! That is where you come in.

Do you have a great idea for an innovation or invention, or an improvement to the products or devices you use every day? The Connected Future Innovation Challenge is calling on students to take up the challenge and share their ideas. Take that idea and make it happen. We need it!

Who can enter?

The competition is open to students
18-24 years old in the 50 US States and District of Columbia.

Please read the Official Rules for additional information.

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Deadline: October 30, 2015

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We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the challenge. Congratulations to the winner who will receive $5,000 USD and the opportunity to apply for an elite Autodesk paid internship during the summer of 2016.

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  • 1st Prize

    Winner will receive $5,000 USD and the opportunity to apply for an elite Autodesk paid internship during the summer of 2016.

  • Four Finalist Prizes

    Each finalist will receive an Autodesk sponsored trip to Autodesk University Las Vegas*.

    In Las Vegas, finalists will participate in the Live Autodesk University Pitch Session, mentorship from leading professionals with experience in incubator or the start up community, as well as the opportunity to network and pitch their ideas and skills in front of Autodesk’s corporate customers.

Competition Overview

Use any Autodesk software** to design a connected consumer product.
Submit an image and pitch for your design by the October 30, 2015 deadline.
Four Finalists will be selected and mentored by prominent incubator and start up professionals to refine their design and pitch.
Finalists will participate in a Live AU Pitch Session during Autodesk University in Las Vegas, with a final winner announced.

Share your idea with friends and family on social media using the hashtag #ConnectedFuture!

*Autodesk to provide travel, accommodations, and Autodesk University pass

**Free Autodesk software, cloud-based services and apps are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software, cloud-based service, or app.