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Applications for the Spring 2023 Competition are open until March 31, 11:59pm ET.
The Spring 2022 Competition is Closed: Meet the KCV IMPACT Competition Winners

Kentucky Commercialization Ventures is challenging innovators from our partner institutions to create solutions relevant to the improvement of the social, health, or economic condition of Kentucky through the KCV IMPACT (Innovative Mobile, Public Health, And Community-Oriented Technologies) Competition.


The goal of the KCV IMPACT Competition is to encourage ideation to meet some of the state’s largest needs and highlight the value of innovators from across the state of Kentucky. Submit your idea by March 31, 2023 for the chance to win up to $25,000 for your institution to bring your bold vision to life.


To apply to the KCV IMPACT Competition, you must meet the eligibility guidelines and submit all elements of the application, including a 60-second video about your idea and the need it addresses.



Eligibility Guidelines

  • Ideas must be relevant to the improvement of the social, health, or economic conditions of Kentucky.

  • Applicants must be affiliated with a KCV partner institution as faculty, staff, or student. Eligible institutions are listed below.

  • Idea must be disclosed to your institution in accordance with the institution’s IP policy.

  • Opt-in to KCV for idea is required as proof of institutional support (e.g., idea needs to be disclosed to institution, then institution must opt-in to KCV if idea has not yet been disclosed). 

  • Only disclosed ideas that have not previously received IMPACT funding are eligible for new awards.



Eligible Institutions

  • Eastern Kentucky University


  • Kentucky State University

  • Morehead State University

  • Murray State University

  • Northern Kentucky University

  • Western Kentucky University

Award Details

  • Submissions will be reviewed competitively by a panel of judges from around the state of Kentucky.

  • Awards will be advanced to institution by June 30, 2023.

  • Prize Amounts:

    • Up to $25,000

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