Keysight Innovation Challenge Is Now Accepting Entries Through August 9!

Great ideas start small and grow big. They’re born from innovators unafraid to break barriers in the face of challenges, who go on to change the world and inspire others to do the same.

Now, more than ever, the world needs innovators. Students like you, who are as diverse as the world today. We need change, and you are the key. Will you rise to the challenge?

Two Ways to Enter

Keysight Technologies is inviting graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to participate in the Keysight Innovation Challenge 2021. The contest is officially open now through August 9, 2021. Students can enter one of both contest categories: the Innovate Next Business Challenge and/or the Upskill Your Peers Video Challenge. Three winners of the Upskill Your Peers Video Challenge will be announced on August 30, 2021. Three finalists from the Innovate Next Business Challenge will be announced on August 30, 2021 and will go on to compete in a live virtual event in November 2021.

Win Big Prizes

First place winners will receive a $2,500 cash prize, and Keysight test equipment, an informational interview, and a summer internship (depending on grade level). The winning team’s HBCU will receive Keysight solutions valued at $15,000. (This includes Keysight test equipment, software, and/or educational support materials, like courseware.) For information on additional prizes, look here.

In addition, the first 30 students to register and submit a qualified entry will win a free digital multimeter!

Register Today

This competition is your chance to share your innovative ideas with the world and to inspire future generations of minority engineers. Take the first step and register today for your chance to win.

If you are not a student and/or do not plan on entering the competition, you can still help your favorite entrant or team win by casting your vote for their submission. Register today to vote on entries as they are posted.

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ABBREVIATED CONTEST RULES. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. To participate, you must be a legal resident of, and be physically located within the  United States (excluding Arizona), and 18 years or older (19 years for Alabama and 21 years for Mississippi) at the time of submission.  Program ends on August 9, 2021.  For complete details see Official Rules available at, Sponsor: Keysight Technologies, Inc., 1400 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA USA 95403.