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Finalists named in the IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition

July 15, 2018

Student product developers

Student product developers from six universities will vie for top honors in the final rounds of the prestigious annual IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition at IFT18. Still going strong in its 28th year, this annual competition challenges student teams to come up with a concept and take it all the way through the final stages of product development. 

Health, convenience, and sometimes a touch of indulgence characterize the products that brought these six teams to the finalist stages of the competition. Here’s a look at the concepts that will be in the spotlight in Chicago: 

  • GraniousUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison 

  • SliceCream – Michigan State University 

  • FroMo – Cornell University

  • Banzo Bites – The Ohio State University

  • Gnokara University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Bagelution McGill University 

Winners of the competition will be announced at the IFTSA Closing Ceremony on Tuesday evening, July 17, in the S100 Ballroom. Prizes include $4,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,000 for the third-place team. The competition is sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery.