past innovation challenge winners

2018 Competition

Topic: Noise Reduction in Apartments

Noise from neighbors transmitted through apartment walls and floors represents one of the most common renter complaints and frankly is a barrier to apartment living for some people. Cost-effective solutions for noise reduction in apartments would significantly reduce property management challenges and would improve the desirability of apartments as a housing choice.

Winner: Commercial Acoustics

Finalists: SCAFCO Steel Stud Company, Icynene and Pliteq

Launch Pad Winners

Prior to launching our annual Innovation Challenge in 2018, NMHC conducted an annual Launch Pad competition, a Shark Tank for Startups, at our OPTECH Conference. Some of the prior winners include the following (includes descriptions of finalists):