What will you create?

The San José State University Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge was created to address social and environmental challenges in the city of San José through multidisciplinary collaboration and technological innovation.

During the Paseo challenge, student teams at San José State University are selected and provided seed funding to develop civic innovation prototypes to serve the city of San José and its citizens. Students are mentored by civic leaders, local non-profits and SJSU faculty during a 9-month civic prototyping challenge.

During our inaugural 2016-17 Paseo Challenge 16 student teams presented their completed prototypes and technologies addressing critical issues to San José including homelessness, drought, food, energy, safety, pollution, public space, transportation and unemployment.

Join us for the 2018-19 Paseo Challenge launch Friday, November 30th, Noon at the SJSU Student Union Theater.

Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge Awards

SJSU students participating in the Paseo Prototyping Challenge are eligible to win up to $5,000 in awards and prizes for their winning civic innovation prototypes.

1st Place = $3,000

2nd Place = $2,000

3rd Place = $1,000