College of Information Science and Technology

IT Innovation Cup

IT Innovation Cup

The University of Nebraska at Omaha and the College of IS&T is proud to announce the 2014 Innovation Cup Competition for all Omaha metro high schools. Schools will compete to determine who can create the most innovative, creative and best IT-based solution given the current year's problem requirements. For 2013-2014, the challenge area is "Technological Assistance for People with Disabilities". The winning team is awarded the IT Innovation Cup for their school and cash prize of $2,000 ($750 for second place, $250 for third place).

Updated Grades

School NameTotal Score
Bellevue East High School 287
Skutt Catholic High School 285
Creighton Prep High School 284
Central High School 279
Westside High School 259
Gross Catholic High School 251
Burke High School 249


September 30, 2013 – Email of Intention to Compete Due

October 5, 2013 – Kickoff Event at PKI

October 25, 2013 – Proposals Due (Paper, YouTube video, final team composition)

October 28, 2013 –  Screening of YouTube Videos

November 9, 2013 – Proposal Reviews Complete and Points Awarded

January 25, 2014 – Networking event and Development Presentations

February 9, 2014 – Points awarded for Development Phase

February 23, 2014 – PKI Open House with a VIP room for Contestants

March 8, 2014 – Technology-Need Presentation

March 16, 2014 – Points awarded for presentation

April 15, 2014 – Final Presentations and awards

Congratulations to the 2013 IT Innovation Cup Winners!

  • 1st Place: V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School
  • 2nd Place: Creighton Preparatory School
  • 3rd Place: Westside High School

About our Sponsors

About our Presenting Sponsor

Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.  More information about the company is available on as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube

Omaha Chamber Logo  

The Greater Omaha Chamber is committed to making Omaha the place for startups.  Through various efforts, collaborations and programs, the Chamber is working alongside of entrepreneurs to build Omaha into a hotbed of high-growth companies.

Dundee Venture

Dundee Venture Capital has invested in more than 20 companies in the Midwest since its founding in 2010. Dundee focuses on e-commerce and software-as-a-serivce companies with a strong founding team and scalable solution to a unique problem. The Omaha-based venture capital firm's investments are between $50,000 and $500,000. To learn more about Dundee Venture Capital, visit or find the firm's founder, Mark Hasebroock on Twitter at @dundeevc.

Vetter Health Services owns and operates thirty-one skilled nursing  communities, of which twenty-three are in Nebraska, three in Iowa, two in Kansas, two in Missouri and manages one in Wyoming.  With a mission of "Dignity in Life", Vetter Health Services is well known for quality care.  Over 3,000 team members continuously strive for improvement in all areas of service.  Quality of Life, Quality Care, Excellent Teams, Outstanding Facilities, Quality Reputation, and Stewardship are simply expected.  Serving, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence are our core values. It's the Vetter Way.

The (ISC)² Omaha Lincoln Chapter is based out of Omaha, Nebraska and consists of over 60+ members.  The chapter program provides members a forum to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas, development of leadership and professional skills, and advancement of information systems security