People meandering between competitor booths at the SNVC Trade Show. "Shocker New Venture Competition. Applications Open: February 27th. Earn up to $10,000 for your business idea. Get ready to compete this spring!"

The Shocker New Venture Competition (SNVC) is returning this spring, and students can earn up to $10,000 for their business idea.

Take time this winter break to prepare an idea to enter into this three-round competition.

Applications for the 2023 John A. See Innovation Award will be accepted now to Friday, Jan. 13.

The award was established in 2013 by John A. See to support prototype development, which may include development of products in engineering and science, development of life-enhancing therapeutic products, creation of application of new knowledge, and artistic ventures.

Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply for the proof-of-concept award.