Competition will take place Spring Semester 2023. 

The competition aims to engage through discovery and innovation for the benefit of the educational experience. We encourage students and faculty to develop interdisciplinary student groups from a range of disciplines for this competition. Together, we can foster creativity and remarkable innovation at Augusta University and offer incredible real-world concepts. A judging panel to choose the winners from the final pitch competition will review the concept summaries and fill out an award criteria evaluation rubric. Evaluation of the submitted entries will be completed by close of presentation event. Innovate is an Augusta University student pitch competition. The event is public and open to the community. Teams are judged on Creativity, Viability, & Presentation. We are not an incubator program and do not advise on the commercialization of concepts.  


  • The top ten teams will present at the final pitch competition.
  • The week before the event we will have optional event space preview. 
  • Award funds are be distributed through scholarship funds in student financial aid accounts.

It was the best two hours of my academic time spent in many months. It was a great opportunity connect with students, faculty, and business leaders in the community on the importance of creativity and innovation to address community issues.

-Student team member from Innovate 2022 





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Scott Thorp, MFA

  • Associate Vice President, Research
  • Department Chair of Art

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Vahé Heboyan, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Health Economics and Modeling

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Lynsey Steinberg, MSMI, CMI

  • Center for Instructional Innovation
  • Board Certified Medical Illustrator
  • Augusta University Alumni

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