Qualcomm Innovation Competition

Develop new products or technologies—and marry those ideas with tangible, market-ready business plans in this unique competition. The UW-Madison Qualcomm Innovation Prize is based on an initiative called Venture Fest, where Qualcomm Inc. employees can take an innovation from its early stages to a full-fledged company.If you are a UW-Madison undergrad, master’s student or a pre-dissertation graduate student, you can compete in the UW-Madison Qualcomm Innovation Competition for awards of $15,000 (first), $7,000 (second), $5,000 (third), and $1,000 (best business plan, best prototype, and best technical idea). The competition is made possible by a gift from Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego. As the largest fabless semiconductor producer in the world, Qualcomm sells more than a billion chips a year for the cellular industry.