Project Ignite


Project Ignite is a campus-wide technology innovation program developed through a collaboration between the Technology Services — Hub of Digital Transformation and Incubation and the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Project Ignite to promote interdisciplinary student involvement to drive ideation, creative exploration and business model development. Project Ignite seeks to marry the creativity of the young mind with the academic foundation of untethered intellectual curiosity to create a platform that encourages students to explore, evaluate, potentially fail, and hopefully succeed.

Winner of 2019

One idea (or two), one team

Diversity is key — gardens, libraries, countries and, yes, business opportunities are more successful when there is diversity in knowledge and thought. Put together a team that will help push the idea forward. Teams must be comprised of at least two people representing two distinct majors. Come up with an awesome idea. Then create an awesome video. Then make sure people vote for your awesome idea in video form.

Every vote counts

The voting period will be live from April 22, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. through April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. In order to vote, individuals must be a current student, staff, or faculty of California State University of Fresno. Voters will get four (4) votes for up to four (4) unique projects.

Your idea, your project

The top four vote getting teams will each receive up to a $3,000 stipend to further develop their idea over the summer session. By the end of the summer session one team will be selected to participate in the Hatchery Program to further develop the submission. Your idea has to be legal and decent.

For more information, visit the program website at:



DXI strives to inspire students to apply their education toward developing innovative solutions to real-world problems using the best and latest technologies to ensure that Fresno State and our partners, throughout the Central Valley, can perform at the highest level.

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