Separate from the EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series, the Baker Institute offers the “i” Prize, an annual prize for a new idea, invention, innovation, or imagined solution (anything new, whether in the imagined stage, planning stage, or verge of implementation). Some EUREKA! applications may be automatically submitted for iPrize consideration.

The winner of the “i” Prize is announced at the annual Innovate! Celebrate! awards dinner and receives up to a $1,000 cash prize.

If you are a Lehigh student, faculty, or staff, you may nominate yourself or another Lehigh student, faculty, or staff for the award, based on the cool or different idea. Nominations are due by midnight on April 1. Email entries to

Recent winners:

- 2013-14 – (a tie) Benjamin Hain ’14, creator of Green Wave, a no-money-down system for insulating houses; and graduate student Chongzhao Wu for the terahertz semiconductor laser for a space telescope – See poster

- 2012-13 – Jessie Garcia ’12 ’13G, creator of Tozuda’s low-tech, force-detecting mouth guard for athletes – See poster

- 2011-12 – Allyson Coff ’12 and Alexander Galakatos ’12, founders of Streamback, which combines music downloading and charitable giving



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When creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are taught together ideas take shape; ideas when properly nurtured can lead to discovery, value creation, and a better tomorrow for all.