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Rekhi Innovation Challenge

The Rekhi Innovation Challenge is a crowdfunding competition to help promote and support student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of Superior Ideas. The team that raises the most money will receive a monetary match up to $1,000. Additional awards will also be offered in five different categories, which are: total number of unique visitors, total number of unique funders, most social media engagement, most creative marketing communications strategy, and the first team to raise $500.

AutoHome -- Smart Solution for...

The main problem with current home automation solutions is that they are platform-dependent and they cannot integrate with traditional devices. Our main mission is to design a system that could integrate with smart and traditional devices.

$10 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Virtual Role-Playing Environment...

In the digital age many find it difficult to play role-playing tabletop games at a physical table. Instead they use environments such as Roll20 or they meet using Discord or Skype. These services can still be lacking and usually make it difficult to visualize battles or scenery. This project would...

$10 (funded)
$1,500 (goal)
Automated Cellular Beach Safety...

Safety flags are used to indicate the current status of the water on that particular coast. The flag indicators alert beachgoers on what water conditions to expect. The flags are changed manually by personnel. Our solution is to use data from the National Weather Service and automatically change the...

$3,420 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Audio to Visual Translator

1 in every 1000 people is deaf below 18 years of age. To put in perspective, 300 thousand people just in US are deaf below voting age. Closed captioning in various form is the current solution only alleviating the problem. The key to solving this problem completely is by visual illustration. Vakya...

$615 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Autonomous Mining Rover for Mining...

MINE is a student-led program that is designed to teach the engineering process for future challenges in the mining industry. Space mining is an upcoming industry within engineering fields that in the next 20 years will become a multi-trillion dollar industry. In the program, we are building an...

$350 (funded)
$2,500 (goal)
Hypothermia Preventing Life...

Here in the Keweenaw, we know winter all too well. But, we don't allow winter weather to define our lives, we instead find ways to overcome cold temperatures and conquer massive amounts of snowfall.

$60 (funded)
$1,500 (goal)
A Year-Round, High Yield, Resource...

We aim to cultivate vegetables with data-driven, climate controlled indoor vertical farming methods. We challenge the traditional growing seasons and supply chains to ensure the delivery of fresh produce at a commercial scale throughout the year grown in a neighborhood near you.

$45 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)

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