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Consumer Products Challenge

A bandage becomes a sports grip. Rapid foam becomes an emergency splint. A diaper becomes a sandbag. Students prototype and pitch a new consumer product idea using items supplied by corporate sponsors.

Judges evaluate the products based on innovation,  business model, and its impact on the environment, society, health or safety.

Top teams compete for cash prizes. 

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2018 Consumer Products Challenge

Teams of 3 to 5 Michigan Tech students pitch their product ideas to the judges.

“The Consumer Products Challenge is awesome! It gives students the opportunity to collaborate with other students from different majors, to innovate new ideas and products, and to be coached by phenomenal company reps." 
Shelley Farrey, Corporate Event Promotions Coordinator

Students: Visit Handshake to view upcoming events and workshops.

Employers:  Contact Shelley Farrey, Coordinator of Corporate Event Promotions, to learn more about corporate sponsorship at Michigan Tech.