FAQs

General Questions

Who can enter the Maine Ideas Challenge?

Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at the University of New England.

I don’t have a team. Can I still submit an idea?

Yes. Phase 1 is all about ideas and you don’t need a team to have an idea! If your idea moves on to Phase 2 and you want to continue, we will help you form a team with the expertise needed.

I have an idea, but I don’t know if I will have time for more. Should I still submit?

Yes. Even if you don’t want to continue onto Phase 2, you can win money for your idea! But do you really want to let it go? It’s always an option to be an advisor on the team during the Phase 2 project development. In fact, one of our 2019 ideas came from a COM student, but her team members kept working on the idea and ended up competing on TV!

I don’t know if my idea would qualify. Who can I talk to?

Please feel free to reach out to any of the team members listed here and they will be able to help you!