The 2020 innovation funding round is now open! 

Read the official announcement on the ASA Newsletter.

Minnesota State seeks to support student, faculty, and staff innovation that shows great potential for improving teaching, learning, and access for students across its 37 colleges and universities. Funded projects will aim to address obstacles to student success by using existing technologies, resources, or practices in innovative ways.

Faculty, staff, and student innovators* are invited to apply for either of two innovation funding grants:

  • Large Seed - Up to $25,000 - Compete at the Shark Tank Open

  • Small Seed - Up to $10,000 - Competitive proposal process

*Student innovators will need a faculty sponsor in order to apply.

Faculty and staff can find applications and resources on the Innovation Funding Connect PageLog in using your StarID@MinnState.edu.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm January 10, 2020.

Shark Tank Open

March 26, 2020  |  #MinnStateShark

Since 2016 Minnesota State colleges and universities have participated in an annual Shark Tank Open event where faculty, staff, and students go before expert panels to pitch their innovations and compete for funding to bring their ideas to live.

Watch videos of the 2017-2019 winners:

View all previously funded projects.

View the 2019 program.

View the 2018 program.

For more information contact Stephen Kelly at Stephen.Kelly@MinnState.edu

Faculty and staff can find applications and resources on the Innovation Funding Connect PageLog in using your StarID@MinnState.edu.