ND Innovation Day 2020

Celebrate innovation across the state of North Dakota as we showcase high school, university and professional ideas.

ND Innovation Day is dedicated to showcasing innovative projects and ideas across North Dakota. Throughout the day, hear from leading innovators on why innovation matters and how you can be innovative in your school, community, organization, or company.

ND Innovation Day will livestream at 1pm on Thursday, November 19th. Register for the event so that we can remind you to tune in when we go live. Register here.

Schedule of Events:

  • 1 p.m. – Nice Idea Showcase: Listen to the final pitches of high school students across North Dakota as they share projects to improve their communities.
  • 2 p.m. – Innovation Challenge: Watch the final pitches of university competitors in the Innovation Challenge and help us choose the winners.
  • 3 p.m. – Innovate ND Showcase: Meet start-ups across the state as they scale their companies.

Get Involved at The Nice Center

  • Nice Idea

    Inviting North Dakota middle and high school students to be entrepreneurial; connect with mentors and actual problems that need solving; and showcase your ideas to win support to bring your ideas to life.

  • Nice Leap

    Nice Leap is your chance to take learning into your own hands — to take risks, create new things, and to share your discoveries along the way.


    Join this cohort-based program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.

  • Nice Mentor

    We’re looking for mentors willing to invest in students and community members with their enthusiasm for innovation, curiosity and entrepreneurship.

  • Nice Alumni

    NDSU alumni are creators, building the future and solving problems in North Dakota and around the world. This storybook highlights a handful of these inspiring entrepreneurs’ stories. Download a free digital copy now.

  • Nice Starts

    Let’s create and launch crowdfunding campaigns together. Through the power of communal accountability, coordinated resources, and a shared deadline, we’re launching crowdfunding campaigns around the world.