Nice Idea - Challenge

Our greatest problems often need new perspectives.

This fall, we’re bringing together students across North Dakota and giving them real problems that need to be solved in their community and our state.

After completing Nice Idea, a four-part curriculum series, students will form teams to apply their learnings on win/win partnerships, opportunity mindset and design thinking to a real problem. Teams will be paired with a mentor to help them ideate and refine their ideas. Winning teams will advance to showcase their solutions during ND Innovation Day to compete for cash and NDSU scholarships to continue to support their ideas.

We need your help!

We’re looking for organizations, regardless of industry or size, to join us in our belief that we need to inspire innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in our classrooms and communities and that some of the best ideas come from surprising places.

If you have a problem your team or organization is wrestling with, please complete the form below by October 30.  Your problem will serve as inspiration so don’t worry about the size of the problem or all of the details. We’ll provide clarity as needed.

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Nice Idea - Challenge Submission

  • Please briefly describe what challenge your organization is looking for students to solve.