November marked a significant event in the Rutgers University calendar - the inaugural Rutgers Health Hack, hosted at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. This event drew a diverse crowd of thinkers, innovators, and doers - among them, a spirited group from Rutgers' own Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA). These IDEA students didn't just attend; they became a driving force of creativity and ingenuity, leaving a significant mark on the hackathon.
The Rutgers chapter of the Hult Prize brings students together to promote entrepreneurial ideas for social innovation.
Michael Panchery and Katie Sidebotham are preparing to resume in-person work sessions for their startup, CliMit, on September 16, 2023.
Rutgers University had a strong representation in the EnergyTech University Prize competition, being 1 of 40 schools to have multiple teams participate out of 124 schools and 184 teams. This national competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and challenges university teams to develop and pitch ideas for energy innovation.
Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus, and the institution is proud of its many programs and initiatives that help students with entrepreneurial aspirations. One such program is the yearly Rutgers UPitch Competition, which allows students to showcase their innovative ideas and business plans before a panel of judges.