THE GREENHOUSE: For Growing Student Ideas

Greenhouse empowers, supports, and connects students to prototype and develop innovative ideas for the world.

Are you a student or group of students with an idea, concept, or prototype or concept that meets human/societal needs? The Greenhouse is committed to supporting students to research and develop ideas, concepts, prototypes, and transform those into real-world solutions. The Greenhouse supports student innovation by providing:

  • Connections with mentors and experts from fields of interest
  • A framework for researching and developing prototypes
  • Effective ways to pitch your idea to investors and other experts from relevant fields
  • Opportunity and space to develop the prototype

Criteria for Greenhouse-Supported Development

Criteria 3 - High 2 - Medium 1 - Low
Strength of Solution

There is a strong clear correlation between the need being addressed and the solution

Interest & Inclination

Interest, energy and zeal needed to overcome obstacles is obvious

Thoroughness of Idea/Concept Development

The next steps of the prototype have been outlined

The X-Factor - Magnitude

A variable exists in the prototype idea to address a critical societal need and has potential to impact a large number of people.


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