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Marmon Holdings Innovation Challenge

Solve a real world challenge through real-time engineering and innovation.


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Marquette University is excited to announce the second Engineering Innovate-O-Thon sponsored by Marmon Holdings Inc.


The Competition

Marmon Holdings challenges you and a team of your engineering peers to solve a real world engineering challenge from one of their businesses. During this Innovate-o-Thon your team will have 18 hours to develop your winning solution. Each team is allowed 10-minutes to present your innovation to Marmon Holdings executives. 




Who Can Participate? 

Marquette University undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

When is the event happening?

The Innovate-o-Thon begins at 5:00pm on Friday, February 16th. and runs to 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 17th. 

Where is the Innovate-a-thon taking place?

The event is happening in Engineering Hall, 1637 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53233.

How do I sign up? 

Teams can sign up by filling out this form

Who should be on my team? 

Teams can consist of students from any of the engineering disciplines at Marquette and, from any year level including graduate students.  

How big can my team be? 

Students can register teams of up to 5 or 6 students. If you are interested in participating but do not have a team, or do not have enough team members, please still submit your registration. We will pair you with other individuals to form a full team. Once this is submitted you will receive confirmation and further instructions within 24 hours.

When is the last day to sign up? 

Teams can register on a rolling basis until 11:59pm on Thursday, February 8th. Please note that participation will be limited due to high interest.


Numbers are Limited, Don't miss out! 

                                                    2023 Innovate-O-Thon Winner Team! 

                                                Team is now working with Marmon Holdings on developing and commercializing their winning solution!


2023 Innovator-O-Thon Winners

About Our Sponsor Partner

Marmon Holdings Inc. – Marmon Engineers Solutions to the World’s Greatest Needs

Marmon Holdings Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global industrial organization comprising 11 diverse business sectors and more than 100 autonomous manufacturing and services companies.

With over 100+ companies, 400+ facilities, 20,000+ employees, and $10 billion in annual revenue, Marmon Holdings Inc. is the biggest company in Chicago you have never heard of.

Learn more about Marmon Holdings Inc. 

Further Questions? Contact Lucie Wehbe, Economic Engagement Coordinator.