The Spring 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) application window is open from Tuesday, January 17, 2017 until Friday, February 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm!   

Does your company have what it takes to win the Arizona Innovation Challenge?

Twice yearly, the Arizona Commerce Authority awards $1.5 million to the world’s most innovative companies. The AIC is an investment in the minds of talented entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs who, through commercialization of their technology, are advancing Arizona’s economic transformation through wealth and job creation.

You are invited to download, complete, and submit an application to win up to $250,000. Please be sure to follow the directions in the application. We also recommend that you download and study the judging rubric used to evaluate your application:

Spring 2017 AIC Application UPDATED
Spring 2017 AIC Judging Rubric

Use the questions and guidelines in the aplication and the judging rubric to make your application more competitive. You may find it useful to watch the recording of our AIC Application Workshop conducted on February 9th. Both videos have the same content, but with different views.

AIC Application Workshop (picture-in-picture)

AIC Application Workshop (presentation only)

When you are ready to submit your application, follow the link below to fill out your company profile and upload your PDF-formatted, 3-page application.

When you click the link below, fill out your email address and, if the system recognizes you, it will provide instructions for you to confirm your identity and link your new application to your past application and results. If you are not recognized, you will not see the instructions. In that case, please continue filing out the profile form as normal. Please plan for at least 30 minutes to complete the submission process.

If you have already created an account and need to make changes to your profile, log into the system directly by visiting the Valid Evaluation website. You may log in using the email address and password you specified during signup. If you don’t remember your credentials, you may use the password recovery utility on the login page.

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