The window has closed to submit innovation in Action submission for this year. Projects entered before the deadline will receive a confirmation email. The Innovation in Action judge panel will review the submissions asynchronously and winners will be announced on this website and in a communication sent to schools. Thank you for showing how STEM lights the way and best of luck to this year’s competitors!

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Innovation In Action Expo


All Gwinnett County Public School High and Middle School students who has identified a problem or issue they wish to solve using innovated ideas.


The Innovation Expo will be hosted digitally.
Up to fifteen students will opportunity to share their ideas through their online submissions, research, and innovative solutions with participating peers, business partners, and the community.  Projects will be featured on the Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair virtual website.
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.
Awards include seed money and mentoring opportunities to help your project or prototype become a reality


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 for panel of judges “sharks”.
*Live pitch sessions will not take place this year.

Step 1:

Develop an Innovative Project (Business, Product, Service, etc.)

Step 2:

Create business plan and apply for Innovation in Action online and attach 2-minute introductory/pitch video.  (applications due January 27)

Step 3:

Review by panelist and top 8-10 selected projects will be notified to “Pitch” at Innovation in Action Showcase at Science Fair.

Step 4:

Prepare for Innovation in Action Showcase- live pitch in front of community and panel of judges.

Step 5:

Day of Innovation in Action

Display: – bring items displayed project in lobby of Science Fair

Presentation:  – bring all items needed to do a live pitch to panel of judges (ppt, story board, samples, etc.)

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

Provide recap and feedback from experience and next steps from meeting with persons of influence.

Innovation In Action Registration