Trine University’s Innovation One will hold its annual Innovation Challenge Expo Friday. The sixth annual event will feature 12 finalists displaying their projects and competing for awards and scholarships.
"Local Fresh," a service that would deliver meal kits comprised of same-day fresh ingredients and groceries sourced from local growers and suppliers will be featured at the expo.
Also featured will be the Ecoped, a mo-ped using solar panels and power converters to reduce the vehicle’s energy use. The BackBeat, a device that attaches to acoustic instruments to use the instrument’s natural resonance as a speaker, also will be on display.
The Innovation Challenge is open to students and residents of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Awards and scholarships are funded by a $100,000 gift from Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana.
Last’s year’s prizes went to high school and university students as well as local community members.