Creative Kick-Start 2019

Have a project you want to make a reality? The Creative Kick-Start is a program developed by the Engineering Library & the Engineering Technology Centers for engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a proposal to receive funding for prototyping/finishing their projects using the services offered through the Creative SpaceEngineering Electronic Shop & Machine Shop.  We will be giving out 10 awards for $500 each which must be used in the Electronics and/or Machine shops.


What to Do? 

  1. Think of an idea!  Student Information
  2. Identify a faculty or staff sponsor! Sponsor Information
  3. Fill out the Application!  (Due October 25th, 2019).
  4. Present your project at College of Engineering 18th Annual Research Open House in April 2, 2020.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2018-2019 Kick-Start Awards! 


Makerbots Electronic Shop







The funds for this project are generously provided by the Engineering Technology Centers.

Application Review Committee is Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library),  Jeff Nock (Entrepreneur in Residence/Lecturer, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center), Spencer Stumpf (Inventions Manager,  UI Research Foundation), and Danny Tang (Chief Technology Officer, College of Engineering).

The Creative Kick-Start is derived from the concept created by Adobe Kickbox & remixed by Elon University Kickbox.