MIN-Corps MVP Challenge

Apply for up to $5,000 to develop a prototype that demonstrates the impact of your innovation.

An opportunity to advance technologies emerging from University of Minnesota research labs, clubs or courses.


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Deadline: December 10, 2021 at Midnight


About the MVP Challenge

With support from the National Science Foundation, MIN-Corps is proud to introduce the MVP Challenge, an opportunity for students and researchers to develop “Minimum Viable Product” prototypes.

The MVP Challenge will award 20-30 grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.

What is an MVP?


  • MVP or “Minimum Viable Product” is a tool to show customers and other stakeholders how your innovation could work and to get their feedback.

  • An MVP might just be an illustration, or it might be a look-and-feel prototype or a prototype that demonstrates limited functionality, or it might be an actual working “beta” prototype.

  • Prototypes at all levels of development are fair game in the MVP Challenge, because we are looking for “Most Visionary Prototypes” that illustrate the potential of innovations to make a positive difference for people, businesses, society or the environment.