Shark Tank Open

Innovation Funding

The Shark Tank Open is Minnesota State Educational Innovations’ premier innovation event, drawing educators from across 37 colleges and universities for one grand event of reimagining education!

Faculty and staff innovators from across the state go before expert panels (the sharks), providing spirited pitches in an effort to win up to $25,000 in innovation funding.

New funding rounds open annually in November.

Browse the Innovation Gallery, video playlist, or read stories of innovation to learn more about previously funded innovation projects.

Stephen Kelly
Innovation Program Director
Minnesota State faculty, staff, and administrators interested in applying for an innovation funding grant can visit the Innovation Funding SharePoint (log in using to find more information and applications.