• THINKCHICAGO IMPACT 2023

    Our first ever flagship competition dedicated to immersive civic technology for Chicagoland students!

    ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT SOLVING CIVIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN CHICAGO? 

    ThinkChicago IMPACT is a yearly opportunity for undergraduate students of Chicagoland to compete in a week long immersive competition addressing current challenges our city faces. The challenge will present the intersection of tech innovation and civic involvement, while promoting integration and community within our university ecosystem. 

     

    Students will compete in teams of five and experience a week of networking and mentorship from subject matter experts and community leaders culminating in a live, public pitch competition with prizes! Students can register individually or in teams of five people.  Students who register as individuals will be assigned to a team to work together on an assigned prompt. All registered teams will be assigned a prompt from on of our three focus areas: Energy, Life Sciences, and Food Innovation.

    IMPACT Registration Deadline: 

    Wednesday, February 8th at 11:59PM

    Important Dates to Remember

    Wednesday, February 8th | Registration Deadline

    Wednesday, February 15th | Virtual Orientation Day

    February 20th & 21st | IMPACT Mentor Sessions

    Wednesday, February 22nd | Project Submission Deadline

    Friday, February 24th | IMPACT Presentation Day

  • ThinkChicago is a STEM talent attraction and retention program led by World Business Chicago, in partnership with the City of Chicago, University of Illinois System, and City Colleges of Chicago.