2019 innovation challenge FAQs
What is the NMHC Innovation Challenge?
Why does NMHC conduct the Innovation Challenge?
Oftentimes, solutions to problems come from people outside of our industry. By opening the challenge process to anyone, NMHC members, non-members, technology providers, and people from outside of our industry, a broader range of possible solutions become available to the industry.
Who can apply to take part in the Innovation Challenge?
How much does it cost to apply to the Innovation Challenge?
What’s the deadline for submitting an application to the Innovation Challenge?
When will I know if my application has been selected as a semi-finalist or the winner?
What do I win if I’m a semi-finalist?
What do I win if I’m the winner?
When will the Innovation Challenge Winner be announced?
What criteria is being used to determine the semi-finalists and the winner?
The NMHC Innovation Committee will use three criteria to determine semi-finalists and the ultimate winner. The first criteria is how well the solution reduces construction costs and/or time to bring housing to market, the second criteria is the ability of the solution to be a scalable solution for the industry, and the third criteria is the unique, creative and innovative nature of the solution.
Will I be giving up any intellectual property rights by submitting my application?
How do I apply?
You can apply by starting this application form and completing and providing contact information as well as information on your product or service. Good luck!