November 7, 2020

The Space Innovation Challenge is a graduate-level, week-long case competition that helps you make an impact, meet new friends across campus and from other top universities, and mingle with leaders of the new space industry. The case prompt will go live on October 31st and you'll have all week to hack on a space-themed business problem for the event. The following Saturday, teams will pitch their solution to a team of leading professionals in the new space industry.

This year's event will be virtual, so you don't need to be in Pittsburgh to compete!

Due to the high level of uncertainty as to the format of the fall semester at Carnegie Mellon University as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the in-person components of the SIC are tentative. Should government and university guidelines allow it, the SIC will be a virtual and in-person hybrid event.


  1. Pitch to industry leaders and make high-profile professional contacts

  2. Expand your network with students from other CMU schools and other leading universities

  3. Your idea might get funded by the companies in attendance!

  4. Food and drinks on us...all day long!

  5. Registration is free, so why not?




Following the innovation challenge there will be a networking social between the participants, sponsors, and judges. The networking event will be held exclusively for STARS members. Not a member? Contact us to join here.

Registration will open on October 1st


 13 Oct 2020 - Info Session and Team Formation Event

29 Oct 2020 - Team Formation Deadline

31 Oct 2020 - Prompt Release

5 Nov 2020 - Prompt Submission Deadline

7 Nov 2020 - Event Day


The Space Innovation Challenge offers space companies the opportunity to hear creative ideas from the brightest minds at Carnegie Mellon University and other leading universities. Sponsorship allows your company to connect with the space talent of tomorrow.


Additional information on sponsorship levels is available here.

Please contact us with questions about sponsorship opportunities.



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