Competition Details

AIC Background

The UAF Arctic Innovation Competition (AIC) is Alaska’s original idea contest created by Dr. Ping Lan and launched in 2009. The AIC is run by the UAF School of Management and currently awards $30,000 in cash prizes.

The AIC is easy to enter – no prototype or business plan is required (although they are recommended). Individuals and teams of all ages may enter, and there is no entry fee.

AIC Divisions

There are three divisions in the competition. You may enter any age-appropriate division. However, each idea can only be entered once – it cannot be entered in multiple divisions.

  • AIC Main – Ages 18 and up*
  • AIC JR – Ages 13 to 17*
  • AIC Cub – Ages 12 and under*
    *Age at date of final competition – Saturday, October 21, 2017

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