ASU’s blueprint for building change makers includes generous measures of innovation and entrepreneurship — likely part of the reason it tops the U.S. News & World Report list of “most innovative schools.”

That innovative spirit is expanding beyond the university’s laboratories, maker spaces and residence halls with the ASU Innovation Open, a new technology venture acceleration competition designed to fuel multidisciplinary teams of collegiate founders. The grand prize, sponsored by Avnet, is $100,000 to move the winning enterprise forward.

Click here to meet the finalists.