Alltech Innovation Competition

Alltech Innovation Competition Highlights

The Alltech Innovation Competition pitted together students from the University of Pikeville, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville in a contest to present business ideas for creating jobs in 9 counties of Eastern Kentucky.

The Alltech Innovation Competition celebrates business and entrepreneurship, and challenges the creative minds of undergraduate and graduate students.

Participating teams prepare forward-thinking business plans on innovative ideas in food and agribusiness that will improve economies, create jobs, elevate efficiencies and foster sustainable practices.

The inaugural competitions in 2013 were held in Kentucky and Ireland. In Kentucky, the University of Kentucky earned first place and received an award of $10,000, and the winner in Ireland hailed from the University of Limerick and was awarded with 4,000 Euros.

As a matter of interest, the $10,000 award is not an arbitrary amount. It is the exact amount with which Alltech was founded.

The Kentucky competition takes place April 26, 2014 at Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Newtown Campus, featuring teams from the following universities:

  • Asbury University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Georgetown College
  • Morehead State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Pikeville
  • Western Kentucky University

Alltech Innovation Competition – Ireland

The Ireland competition takes place April 2, 2014 at Alltech’s European Headquarters, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, featuring teams from the following universities:

  • University College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • University of Limerick

These six team will compete for an overall prize of €4,000.