Purdue students invited to Sept. 9 callout for media technology competition with $10,000 in prizes

September 2, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University graduate and undergraduate students across all academic disciplines are invited to a Tuesday (Sept. 9) callout meeting for a media technology competition that offers more than $10,000 in prizes.

The fourth Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue provides competitors with an opportunity to test their creativity and skills in developing innovative ideas in online and mobile media technology. The callout will begin at 6 p.m. in Krannert Building, Room G002, 403 W. State St. Refreshments will be served.

All teams must include at least one Purdue University graduate or undergraduate student. Other eligibility information is available at http://www.purduefoundry.com/blogs/schurz-innovation-challenge.

Eleven teams and 37 people competed in the April 2014 competition. First place and an award of $5,000 went to "Alfred," which developed an application to simplify food shopping experiences, manage home pantries and suggest recipes.

Schurz Communications Inc. sponsors the competition, which is organized by Purdue Foundry and held once each semester.

About Schurz Communications Inc.

Schurz Communications Inc. is a diversified, privately-owned communications company based in the South Bend, Indiana, area. Schurz also publishes 11 daily and eight weekly newspapers, and it operates 10 television stations in seven markets and 13 radio stations in three markets. It operates three cable systems. Schurz also owns a phone directory business. Geographically, the company has a presence in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.

About Purdue Foundry

The Purdue Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub in Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship whose professionals help Purdue innovators create startups. The Purdue Foundry is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org.

Writer: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Source: Amanda Findlay, 765-588-5252, aefindlay@prf.org

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