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Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Final Competition

Wednesday, February 26
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Engineering Building (EB)

Watch as the most innovative students on BYU campus compete for the title of STUDENT INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR at the biggest and best SIOY yet— $50k in prizes, more than 300 student competitors, and celebrity judges who have been featured on the world-famous TV innovation competition, Shark Tank. Live audience giveaways include Apple Watch, Apple AirPods, a 3D printer, and MORE!

7 finalist teams will receive $4,000 just for making the cut. Additional prizes (adding up to a total $50,000) will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and a Finals Favorite at the end of the event.

Get details here.


The BYU College of Engineering hosts a student competition each year in partnership with the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. The annual SIOY competition has kickstarted now-successful companies Owlet, Khione, Myostorm and more across its 10-year history. Competitors can receive up to $400 in funding to help with prototyping, research, etc. and are in the running for part of the total $50K in prize money.

Competitors present their innovations to the public and judges at a showcase on Feb. 19. Finalists are selected to present their ideas on stage in a final event on Feb. 26. Winners and audience favorites then receive thousands of dollars of prize money to make their ideas a reality.

Contact Information
BYU Engineering Dean's Office
College of Engineering