Global Energy Future Innovation Forum & Innov8x Challenge
Sponsorship Packages

Commitment for Innov8x Challenge Sponsors:

lnnov8x Challenge Sponsors are required to submit a challenge problem via live pitch presentations to the student teams approximately four weeks in advance of the event. Student teams will select problems on which to work and will present their solutions during the event on Friday, November 3, 2023. Platinum Sponsors will have the opportunity to attend a challenge problem & pitch presentation design workshop with Sid Saleh, Director, McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Required Actions for Innov8x Challenge Sponsors:

Friday, September 29, 2023 – Final problem framing presentations due to McNeil Center
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Problem framing presentation to Mines students – 4:30-6:30pm MT @ Colorado School of Mines
Friday, November 3, 2023 – In-person student challenge pitches and judging – 11:00am-1:00pm MT @ Colorado School of Mines

(Optional)Draft problem-framing presentations submitted to McNeil Center @ Mines prior to September 21, 2023 will be reviewed. McNeil Center will provide feedback & suggestions to optimize problem-framing presentation.

For more information about Mines Global Energy Future Initiative event sponsorship or membership, please contact Carolyn Freedman, at