Catalyst Challenge 2019

Catalyst is our summer showcase that serves as a launching point that inspires students to move their ideas forward beyond the classroom and apply their innovative solutions to the communities they live in even after the course ends. We hold one at the end of Summer A and one at the end of Summer B every year.

IA Students in the Creativity in Action course present their ideas, prototypes, informational posters, and persuasive pitches at Catalyst.  The Innovation Academy invites members of the community, family, friends, fellow innovators and people passionate about innovation to attend.

The dates for this year's seventh annual Innovation Academy Catalyst Innovation Challenge will be held June 14, 2019 from 2pm-4;30pm and August 2, 2019 from 2pm-4:30pm. The new challenge topic for this year will be "How might we optimize early childhood development for children in Florida?"


Catalyst Award Categories

Catalyst Awards

Catalyst Judging

Catalyst Guidelines