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?

With a single pitch, you can walk away with up to $5,000 in-kind services, materials, and expert mentoring to work with UVM Instrumentation and Model Facility (IMF) for:


Precision machine and mechanical design consultation

High-resolution 3D printing using hard and flexible materials

Sourcing the parts and materials needed to build your prototype

Past winners have included laboratory devices, kitchen products, specialty bartending apparatus, educational holography, farm equipment, robots for kids and more.


Check back in November 2019 for a new round of Pitch It Fab it


Prepare a pitch deck of SIX (6) slides that includes:

  • You: Who are you? What’s your passion?

  • Problem: What’s the challenge you’re tackling?

  • Context: What makes this challenge significant?

  • Solution: What’s your big idea?

  • What does your model look like?

  • How will you use the IMF?

Download the Pitch Deck Template

You will receive an email from the competition hosts when you are accepted to the PITCH OFF.


Pitches will be judged for their:

  • Clarity

  • Innovation

  • Feasibility

Presentations are 5 minutes long.


The winner of Pitch It, Fab It begins work immediately and is expected to maximize their use of the IMF facility to get their product prototype developed efficiently.


UVM Instrumentation and Modeling Facility & UVM Office of the Vice-president for Research