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Fall 2020 timeline

Schedule for student participation in the 2020 Dairy Innovation Student Challenge. All events are hosted online by our partner Hyper Innovation. Look for “Dairy Innovation Student Challenge” in the event descriptions.

Sept 14 Student Virtual Info Session
Students will join a virtual information session to learn about the Dairy Hub and the Dairy Innovation Challenge. Students who participate will be sent additional content as a followup and encouraged to join the kick off the following week.
Sept 21 Student Kick Off Event
Presentation from the Kick Off EventStudents who attended the information session will return for a Kick Off event that will contain more details on the framework for the Hackathon and Student Cohort as well as backgrounds and introductions to the mentors, details on the prize money, and expectations for engagement and participation. Students will then be sent off into break out rooms to socialize and brainstorm. Mentors will be brought into a separate break out room for questions and to discuss the Hackathon.
Sept 26 – Sept 27 Student Hackathon Event: Day 1

Students will connect virtually via Google Hangouts to collaborate on ideas.

September 26-27 is the application window for submitting ideas to the challenge. Students will need to include contact information and a short idea pitch in each submission to be considered. One student delegate per team will be chosen to log into a special Zoom session where they will pitch their concept to the judges panel. Judges will then go into a breakout room and deliberate on the proposals and come back with the list of most promising. Selected projects will be asked to view a Student Bootcamp instructional video.

Sept 28 – Oct 12 Open Work Sessions

Student teams will have time  to meet via Zoom  and collaborate on their project, as well as meet one on one with their assigned mentor(s) and ask for feedback and receive guidance. Mentors will have the option to mentor and give feedback to teams if desired. Students will continue research, ideation, and prototyping of their project.

Oct 19 Midpoint Check-in and Troubleshooting

This session will be an opportunity for feedback and to review interim progress with potential to continue or pivot to new opportunities. Students will present their ideas and progress to the cohort and mentor panel in brief 3-5 minute presentations.

Oct 26 Open Work Session

Student teams will have time to meet via Zoom  and collaborate on their project, as well as meet one on one with their assigned mentor(s) and ask for feedback and receive guidance. Mentors will have the option to mentor and give feedback to teams if desired. Students will continue research, ideation, and prototyping of their project.

Nov 2 Open Work Session and Dry Run Prep

Student teams will have time to meet via Zoom  and collaborate on their project, as well as meet one on one with their assigned mentor(s) and ask for feedback and receive guidance. Mentors will have the option to mentor and give feedback to teams if desired. Students will continue research, ideation, and prototyping of their project. Additionally, students will begin preparation of final presentations detailing out their projects and presenting completed POCs and/or MVPs.

Nov 9 Dry Run and Troubleshooting

Student teams will present their completed projects to the cohort and mentor panel. Each team will receive a peer reviewed score via Google Forms that gives feedback on their presentation and project. There will be no further changes made to POCs or MVPs unless express permission is granted by their overseeing mentor.

Nov 17 Cohort Internal Presentations

Student teams will present their ideas in front of the mentor panel and participating industry partners. Afterwards, the mentors and industry partners will break off into a separate Zoom room to discuss projects in preparation for final judging the final day. These presentations will be recorded and used for the Live Youtube event the following day.

Nov 18 Dairy Innovation Hub Summit

Participating student teams will present their projects via pre recorded sessions in our live Youtube event  to the panel of judges as well as community participants and interested industry partners. Everyone will stream the live event and be able to participate via Youtube’s live chat functions. Pitches will then be voted on by the judges panel and awards will be announced via Twitter and a live Youtube streaming.