SHPE 2020 National Convention

  • Virtual Convention

Innovation Challenge


The Innovation Challenge: Building Tomorrow Together is a challenge where YOU will Innovate, Impact, and Build products and / or services that will directly benefit the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, or Aviation fields.

During this 48-hour event, teams of Builders, Programmers, Creators, Project Managers and Engineers (all types welcome) along with technologists will meet virtually and create new product or service solutions to address current challenges in different industries such as aviation, health care by leveraging technology for social good. This is a great opportunity to showcase your technical skills, collaboratively work with a team in a virtual setting and get hands on experience to talk to recruiters. Are you up for the challenge?

Join us on the morning of October 21st for our Opening Ceremony where you will receive all the details for you and your team to start “Building Tomorrow Together”. Our Innovation Challenge will empower YOU to use your STEM backgrounds to create new and innovative products and or services to help some of the world’s challenging problems

Tentative Schedule, logistics and submission guidelines will be published later.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the interest form below ( COMING SOON ).

Curious to learn more?

Contact the Innovation Challenge Team and we will get back to you!


  • Who can participate?

    Everyone! This event is open to all convention attendees. All levels of experience are welcome! Beginner? No problem! We'll have mentors and a bootcamp to help and your team develop new skills.

    • What if I don’t know how to code?

      All majors are welcome and encouraged to participate. Even those without coding knowledge. Participate in our first ever Innovation Challenge Bootcamp where we will provide you all the tools necessary

      • Where can I find more information about the schedule?
        • The Innovation Challenge will kick off Thursday October 22nd and run through October 24th (the week before SHPE Convention Opening Ceremony)
        • There will be additional information available on October 19th about the challenge, as well as helpful tips about creating new ideas with design and coding.
        • Additional Details are currently under construction! We will post it here whenever that is ready to share.
        • Do I have to be online the entire 48-Hours?

          Nope! We will provide you a schedule on when you need to join sessions and networking opportunities as well as a timeline for submissions. You and your team can decide on the best time to collaborate.

          • Why should I join?
            • Opportunity to network with corporate mentors
            • Chance to win cash prizes
            • Create innovative projects to boost your resume
          • I’m interested! Where do I sign up? COMING SOON

            Fill out the interest form. COMING SOON