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Hi Makers!

Do you have a product in early-stage development that could benefit from a solid engineering push? Are you in need of a prototype that your customers can touch, feel and experience?

Join UVM’s Instrumentation and Technical Services (ITS) core facility  and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) for an evening of invention and ingenuity. Dubbed "Design It, Pitch It, Fab It," this fast-paced and interactive evening of pitches is aimed at exciting IMFLabs to collaborate with you on your idea.

Submit an Entry

Pitch Off

You must pitch your product, in person and using the pitch deck you have submitted. Your pitch must be 5 minutes or less.

How to Enter

1. Prepare Pitch Deck

Download our pitch deck template and complete it. Applications will be denied without a completed pitch deck using this template.

2. Complete Application

Go to Application: Design It, Pitch It, Fab It and complete the form. Please note that we ask you to provide a link to your completed pitch deck in the form, so your pitch deck must already be completed and must be placed in a location where we can download it.

Acceptance to Pitch Off

You will receive an email from the competition hosts if you are accepted to the Pitch Off event.

Award decisions will be made that night, on the spot, by a panel of judges.


Pitches are judged for their clarity, innovation and feasibility.


If you have any questions, please email us at