Innovation in Action

Join us for the Innovation in Action Final Showcase Event on April 8, 2022!


  • 12

    Schools & Colleges Representedfrom across the University of Michigan

  • $25K

    Awarded in Cash Prizesto the winning teams







Student teams from across the University of Michigan worked for several months to develop solutions to a real-world challenge they are passionate about. Join us to learn more about these incredible teams and hear the announcement of the winners!

Final Showcase: April 8, 2022

  • Presentations from teams throughout the day

  • Reception & Winners Announcement: 3:00 pm EST

  • $28,000 awarded in cash prizes

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE voting allows YOU to choose a winner of $1,000

  • Location: Virtual, RSVP to receive the link!

Awards, Partners & Sponsors

Innovation in Action is proud to have the continued support of the following sponsors: Business + Impact, Michigan Law Entrepreneurship Clinic, School of Information, Poverty Solutions, Program in Practical Policy Engagement, School of Public Health, and Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

At the IiA Final Showcase, teams present understanding of a challenge and progress towards a solution to a panel of judges to be considered for the following prizes IiA prizes:

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $7,500
  • 3rd Place: $5,000
  • Audience Choice Award: $1,000, to be voted on at the reception in!

Poverty Solutions “Best Innovation in Economic Mobility” Award: $2,500

In partnership with Poverty Solutions, this award is given to the team who best demonstrates a solution that works to innovate on the topic of economic mobility. For more information on this award, check out last year’s winner: Life Link

Learn more about the Innovation in Action winners here!

Innovation in Action 2020 Winners: Team Heard

Team Members: Ann Duong, Brandon Keelean, Elisabeth Michel


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