School of Engineering & Applied Science Launches ‘Innovention’ Challenge April 16-17


SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science will launch its 24-hour challenge “Innovention” competition at noon on Saturday, April 16. Teams of three-to-five members will compete for a grand prize of $1,000 using skills in design, creativity, presentation, research, and resourcefulness.

During the competition, which is open to all academic disciplines, students will be sent out to campus and the Spokane community to find opportunities to improve or create a product or service. The teams will be led through a series of exercises designed to identify how they can add value to existing products and services. This year’s focus is “revolutionizing everyday life.”

The finals on Sunday morning include presentations and a “Trade Show” in which teams will pitch their ideas to attendees, including potential investors. The event is sponsored by the Kern Entrepreneurial Educational Network (KEEN) program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

For more information, please contact KEEN Program Coordinator George Ricco at