Example Video for Innovation in Action
Innovation In Action Expo
Any Gwinnett County Public School student in grades 9th- 12th who has identified a problem or issue they wish to solve using innovated ideas.
The Innovation Expo will be hosted 4:00-6:00 PM. Up to fifteen students will opportunity to share (“pitch”) their ideas, research, and innovative solutions with participating peers, business partners, and the community. As a participant in the Innovation Expo, these students will be awarded with the opportunity to share their project idea with investors in order to receive support, advice to bring their idea to life, and to receive a prize pack provided by our sponsors. The teachers of the winning projects will be provided with an Innovation Pack for their classroom, which includes 5 Chromebooks and other resources.
*Sample of Overall Winner Prize Pack
$500 investment in innovation project
Marketing consultation and complimentary logo design
Meeting with person of influence within relevant field
Story Spotlight on Gwinnett Schools TV and promotional video
Gwinnett’s Innovation In Action Expo is a unique opportunity for students to showcase where innovation meets entrepreneurship through their Science, Engineering, Technology and Computer Science projects. The Gwinnett Science, Engineering, and Innovation Fair wants to showcase the best projects that have taken the next step and embraced a real-world application. The Expo challenges exceptional students to go public with their ideas and showcase their innovative thinking from inception to application. We are challenging students to “Ask WHY” and transform their wonderings into innovative solutions that impact their community.
Projects considered Innovation in Action must be science, engineering, or mathematics based research. Students will have thought deeply about the WHY? behind their project. Students will have identified a real-world issue or need and developed an actual or prototypical solution. Innovation projects and applications will be reviewed digitally via innovation application and video “pitch” application in advance of panel of judges “sharks”.
Develop an Innovative Project (Business, Product, Service, etc.)
Create business plan and apply for Innovation in Action online and attach 2-minute introductory/pitch video. (applications due February 1st)
Review by panelist and top 8-10 selected projects will be notified to “Pitch” at Innovation in Action Showcase on Friday, February 24th at Science Fair.
Prepare for Innovation in Action Showcase- live pitch in front of community and panel of judges.
Day of Innovation in Action
Display: (3-7 p.m.) – bring items displayed project in lobby of Science Fair
Presentation: (4- 6 p.m.) – bring all items needed to do a live pitch to panel of judges (ppt, story board, samples, etc.)
Winner (or winners) will be connected with person of influence in relevant industry to act as mentor. Students/Parents are responsible for making contact, setting up meetings and following through with experience.
Provide recap and feedback from experience and next steps from meeting with persons of influence.