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Apr 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Border Innovation Challenge Information Session


International Border Innovation Challenge

This inaugural competition is sponsored by the Smart Border Coalition, the program is presented through a partnership of the Rady School of Management and the Jacobs School of Engineering. This competition focuses on bringing to the spotlight promising solutions and technologies to meet the efficiency and security challenges of the region’s ports of entry. It is open to applicants from UC San Diego plus universities and startups from Baja California.

Challenges include but are not limited to:

  • Accurate wait time measurement and predictive analytics
  • Better Northbound and Southbound queue and lane management
  • Guiding travelers to the appropriate port(s) and providing easy directions to get back to the U.S.
  • Using current technologies to move cargo passage through the border faster
  • Using non-intrusive inspection technology to process northbound and southbound travelers

To learn more, join us for one of our Lunch and Learn Info Sessions:

  • Thursday, April 4th from 12 to 1 at IGE Classroom 003 - Bioengineering Building Basement Level
  • Wednesday, April 10th from 12 to 1 at the Rady School of Management - Otterson Hall 2S111A

Important Dates:

April 22, 2019- Application and project summary due

May 3, 2019 - Applicants notified of status

May 22, 2019- Border Innovation Challenge

Karen Jensen: (general questions, Rady School of Management)
Rob Piotrowski: (IGE, Jacobs School of Engineering)

Competition Challenge
Undergraduate, Graduate, Staff and Faculty
April 15, 2019 - Applications Due
April 24, 2019 - Application Status Update
May 22, 2019 - Border Innovation Challenge

Event Website

Date and Time

Apr 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm


IGE, Bioengineering Bldg, Basement Level 003 or Rady School of Managment Otterson Hall 2S111A

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 3, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Marie Christensen    8582461178


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Institute for the Global Entrepreneur- Jacobs School of Engineering

Event Category

Academic and Staff Groups