Carnegie Mellon University

Philips Design Challenge

The Philips Challenge is a university wide competition at Carnegie Mellon University open to all students to generate innovative ideas for healthy sleep solutions.

Philips is looking for ideas that have the potential to become succesfully implemented into our growing sleep products portfolio.

Top ideas will be awarded portions of a $6,000 prize.

Challenge Prize Breakdown

1st prize: $3,000


2nd prize: $2,000


3rd prize: $1,000


Fall 2018 Dates and Details

Registration Opens: September 3, 2018

Team Formation Meet-Up Event: September 11, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Ave

Registration Closes: September 14, 2018

Sleep Challenge kickoff: September 18, 2018
5:00 pm
Overview of Competition with Q&A Time
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Mid-Point check-in: October 1, 2018
Office Hours at Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Project submission due: October 15, 2018

Finalists Pitch Presentations and Awards Ceremony: October 29, 2018
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship