For information regarding INNOVATE, contact Keith Argue, Assistant Dean for External Affairs and INNOVATE Director.
INNOVATE application deadline to be determined.
INNOVATE: The L3Harris Summer Program is a partnership program of Villanova University’s College of Engineering and L3Harris Technologies. INNOVATE provides student teams the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to unmet societal or technical challenges:
INNOVATE is open to all undergraduate engineering students and computer science majors. Students form their own four-person teams which are multidisciplinary in nature. In other words, teams include members from two or more academic majors or disciplines. Teams are responsible for recruiting a Villanova faculty member to serve as their advisor. Finally, teams are required to submit an online pre-proposal and final proposal in order to be considered for entry into INNOVATE. It is through a competitive proposal process that four teams are ultimately selected to participate in INNOVATE.
Step 1: Identify the Humanitarian or Technological Problem You Want to Solve
Step 2: Form Your Team and Recruit a Faculty Advisor
Step 3: Submit Your Pre-proposal
Step 4: Incorporate INNOVATE Review Committee Feedback and Submit Your Final Proposal
Problem Statement: What humanitarian problem or technological need does your team seek to address? Why is it important to society to address this problem? (max 250 words)
State of the Art: Summarize existing solutions to this problem, if any? (max 150 words)
Proposed Design Solution: What technical solution does your team propose to design and build? (max 150 words)
Key Objectives: What are the key objectives or features of your proposed solution? (max 150 words)
Team Expertise: Summarize your team members’ areas of expertise. Why is your team qualified to undertake this project? (max 150 words)
Resource Requirements: What physical resources will your team need to complete this project? (max 150 words)