Do you have the next big idea for NKU?
2020 NKU Innovation Challenge

Success by Design is helping reshape the future of Northern Kentucky University - and education - in northern Kentucky. We built our strategic framework together, and together we will take the next important step through Unleash Innovation. This is your opportunity to bring visionary ideas to life for NKU through the 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge. Be the visionary that helps build our future.

In August, President Vaidya announced a one-time $2 million Strategic Investment and Innovation Fund. $1.5 million is dedicated to projects to be determined by the implementation teams that address the First Five Initiatives of the Success by Design Framework. The remaining $500,000 will be allocated to “unleash” innovative ideas from across campus to support any initiatives of Success by Design while encouraging broad participation.

Show your enthusiasm for our students by applying for part of this funding so you can implement your awesome idea. Between now and December 6, 2019, craft your proposal idea and submit your application. Work in teams or individually to propose your idea for Student Success improvements.


Important Dates

December 6, 2019 - Application deadline

December 20, 2019 - Notification to Finalists

January 17, 2020 - 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge

January 27, 2020 - Winners Announced