TheKoch Innovation Challenge

Innovation is in session at Wichita State University. For the third year in a row, five teams have reached the finals of the Koch Innovation Challenge – a collegiate competition sponsored by Koch Industries that challenges students to think innovatively and entrepreneurially while developing solutions to real-world problems. Now they need your help to win it all.

We’re giving the winner of the People’s Choice Award an extra judge’s vote in this year’s final competition. So, browse through their projects below, and when you’ve found your favorite invention, cast a vote.

Meet Our 2018 Champions

Last Year, Team T-Rash (pictured here) took the title of Koch Innovation Challenge champions with their idea for the Swiftcan – a bottom-loaded trashcan that simplifies the process of taking out the trash and changing bags.

Who will it be in 2019? You could help choose a winner. Take a closer look at each of this year’s finalist innovations and cast your vote.