Announcing the Boeing Challenge

When does an
ENGINEERING MAJOR
need an
ENGLISH MAJOR
who needs a
FINE ART MAJOR
who needs a
BUSINESS MAJOR
who needs an ENGINEERING MAJOR?
NOW.*
Boeing Patent Challenge 2015

Boeing Patent Challenge 2015: Illustrate, translate, commercialize

When does an engineering major need an english major, a business major and a fine arts major?

Boeing Patent Challenge: When does an engineering major need an english major, a business major and a fine arts major?

Boeing PhantomWorks Ventures has partnered with the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship to bring Wash U students a unique competition. Boeing is releasing patents with high-commercialization potential while students form multi-disciplinary teams to learn, understand, translate, illustrate and commercialize the patented technology. Each team must have representation from at least 3 of the schools at Wash U. Students at all levels are eligible to participate. Faculty and post-docs are welcome to act as advisers to student teams.
PHASE 1: Teams translate the technical language of the patent into plain English and rich media

PHASE 2: Teams build a new venture concept around a valuable set of IP

The Skandalaris Center and PhantomWorks Ventures will provide practical entrepreneurial training and coaching throughout phase 1 and phase 2.
Learn more on our website or attend an information session – August 27, 28, & 31 at 5pm in Simon Hall 112