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September 01, 2011

CMU Hosts RoboBowl Competition for Next "Big Idea"

The Robotics Technology Consortium, Carnegie Mellon and the Innovation Accelerator will host the first RoboBowl competition, titled "Innovation Accelerator @ Carnegie Mellon," at CMU on Oct. 13. The competition is the first of what is expected to be a series of new venture competitions intended to find and foster start-up and early-stage companies seeking to develop "big idea" products and services in health care, manufacturing, national defense, education, and other domains based on next-generation robotics technology.
RoboBowl ( is open to any U.S.-based start-up or early-stage business with an idea or concept for using next-generation robotics technology to develop and bring to market a compelling product or service that addresses unmet or underserved needs in the health care and quality of life industries. Entrants will submit business summaries that judges will review to select semi-finalists who will make online presentations. Judges will then select five finalists, each of whom will win $5,000 in cash prizes, to compete in a live final round on Oct. 13 for a chance to win an additional $20,000.
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