This incubator-like experience is the only EdTech program that incorporates educational research as part of the core program. You will have the freedom to create advances and innovative products that might otherwise never be developed.
INA provides connections to industry leaders as well as press coverage that can take winning ideas and push them into reality.
Get a glimpse of last year's winner — BestFit's success:
Other examples include two INA Teams: EmQuo and MySulli named top 20 of 250 entries for the ATOS/IT Challenge 2018.
You could be next!
Students retain all the intellectual property rights to their project submissions. Be sure to follow all copyright and intellectual property laws during the development of the project.
Participation in the program is team based. All Columbia University students are encouraged to apply. Teams are encouraged to be interdisciplinary and must have at least one currently enrolled Teachers College student. Opportunities will be provided to find teammates.
Faculty members are not eligible to formally participate on a team, but may serve as mentors or advisers.
Start talking to your friends and colleagues! Find a team.
Developed ideas and projects are encouraged. Deadline to apply is March 14, 2019.
There will be an info and team-formation session March 7 from 2:00 - 3:30pm in 322 Thompson Hall, Teachers College — where you'll be given an opportunity to meet other applicants.
We encourage you to apply. Technology ideas are never “ready.” This program is for nascent ideas. We will help you along with each step in the process. Email us if you have questions.
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Teams thrive when there is diversity in background, knowledge, and skill on the founding team. Everyone has something to offer. The only skills you need are the ability to work with a team and dogged commitment.
Opportunities will be provided to help you find the right team.
The program is divided into two parts: the hackathon, and the award and showcase event.
There will be a good amount of independent work to complete outside these hours. Students are responsible for managing commitments to the program and their team.
We recommend the following: 1) Start talking to people and find teammates, 2) Identify existing research and narrow down the problem space, 3) Learn about the process of turning concepts into testable prototypes. See suggested readings below.
Sign-up for the initial info session and fill out the form here.
The following is an overview of the program timeline across the 2019 Fall term. Note that it is a tentative schedule. Times and topics are subject to change.
|03/07/2019||322 Thompson Hall, Teachers College||Informational and Team Finding Session|
|03/14/2019||Online||Team Registration Deadline|
|03/29/2019||TBD||Hackathon Day 1|
|03/30/2019||TBD||Hackathon Day 2|
|04/13/2019||Smith Learning Theater||Award and Project Showcase|
The Showcase and Award Ceremony will be held on March 13, 2019 at Teachers College, Columbia University (525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027) in the Smith Learning Theater. All other workshops and events will be located on campus.
See Get Involved.