2022 Innovation Competition

Sign Up for the 2022 Transcend Madison Innovation Competition below:

All sign-ups are non-binding. Anyone who registers can drop out of the competition at any time! There's no reason to procrastinate, so go sign up ASAP.

Application Deadline: Monday February 28th, 2022 at 11:59 PM CDT

We can't wait for another year of innovative competition!

Mark your calendars! The 2022 Transcend Madison Competition will be held on April 21st and 22nd at the Discovery Building.

Transcend Madison, created by Transcend UW, is the campus's first-ever student-led innovation competition. Each year we give away $55,000 worth of prizes. This event was made with one goal in mind: to bring students all across UW Madison together to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations. 

This is a competition for the doers. We judge heavily on execution: taking the necessary steps to turn your idea from nothing into reality. 


Eligibility & Competition Regulations

All competitors are required to abide by the following rules.

Any violation of eligibility and/or competition regulations may result in immediate disqualification.

Please contact with any questions or concerns 

Team & Project Eligibility:

  1. All team members must be degree-seeking University of Wisconsin-Madison students enrolled in
    the Spring 2022 term. Alumni who graduated from UW-Madison in December 2021 are still eligible to

  2. Teams are allowed up to 5 eligible members.

  3. Individuals are only eligible to participate in 1 team at competition

  4. Projects are ineligible if they fit any of the following categories:

    1. Are a part of a course

    2. Are part of a paid or graded research experience

    3. Are part of a thesis project

    4. Are the primary intellectual property of other individuals or groups that are not eligible to
      participate in the competition (ex. work done for an internship, family business etc.)

Mandatory Event Attendance:

In order for a team to maintain eligibility for the competition, the team must attend all 3 following events which will be hosted this Spring. 

  1. Intellectual Property Seminar (attend either date)

  2. Project Review Session

  3. Pitch Coaching


Each team is required to check-in at the events to receive credit for the team. All teams are required to
stay for the duration of the scheduled event or session. Failure to stay may result in an invalidated event
attendance record.​