2013 Buck$ for Bright Ideas Competition

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Do you have an idea for a new product, service or an invention? If so, you need to participate in the 2013 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition.

Buck$ for Bright Ideas is a publicly funded program that encourages residents in our region of the state to move forward with their “bright ideas.” Many faculty and staff at WKU have ideas for new products that could be the foundation of a new business. Some of these people need help moving forward toward commercialization. The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, part of the Kentucky Innovation Network, is here to help with that effort. Our business development experts will work with you to turn your idea into a business reality!

Complete a simple application and compete for over $25,000 worth of valuable prizes. There will be multiple winners who will receive free services from regional professional service firms for market research, patent research, accounting support, product design help and more. All applicants are eligible to receive one-on-one assistance with their idea at no charge! All ideas submitted will be held in strict confidence.

New for this year we have a special Student Category, open to high students over age 16. At least one award will be made in this category.

The application deadline is April 17. An awards banquet for all participants is planned for May 1 at 6:00 PM at the Innovation and Commercialization Center located at the WKU Center for Research and Development at 2413 Nashville Rd. in Bowling Green.

For more information on the program and an application form, go to www.BucksForBrightIdeas.com. You can also contact William (Jeff) Hook at the Central Region ICC office. Phone: 270.901.3490. Email: william.hook@wku.edu.

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