Topics for 2023-24 Radiance Technologies Innovation Bowl Announced


SHREVEPORT, La. (Nov. 13, 2023) – An event established by Radiance Technologies and the Independence Bowl Foundation in 2022, the Radiance Technologies Innovation Bowl embarks on its second year. After a team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham took home the first $25,000 grand prize for the 2022-23 competition, the topics for the 2023-24 Innovation Bowl have been announced. 

This year’s topics focus on Micro-Electronic Packaging with three areas of interest. Participating teams can pick one of the three topics to focus on:

Topic No. 1 — Novel hardware architectures for AI/ML systems enabled by advanced heterogeneous packaging

Topic No. 2 — Methods for fast thermal evaluations of 2.5/3D packaging assemblies to enable parametric testing of prototype configurations

Topic No. 3 — Thermal solutions to enable tighter integration of chipsets in advanced packages

The Innovation Bowl is a two-phase academic competition between schools in conferences affiliated with the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl. Schools compete for a $25,000 grand prize by developing innovative approaches to a current research and development topic selected by Radiance Technologies.

The two-phase competition begins with teams developing a proof of concept of their innovative idea during the fall semester. The scientists and researchers at Radiance Technologies then select three finalist teams announced during bowl week of the Independence Bowl. Those three finalists then further develop their ideas during the spring semester and present their results in-person to Radiance’s subject matter experts. A winning team is then selected from those finalists — taking home the $25,000 grand prize.

Further information on the Radiance Technologies Innovation Bowl is available at

The 47th edition of the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is set for Saturday, December 16 at 8:15 p.m. between the Big 12 Conference and Pac-12 Conference. Various ticket options are on sale now for the Saturday night playing of Shreveport-Bossier’s annual bowl game. Endzone Bench, Sideline Bench and Sideline Chairback tickets are available at Great ticket packages – including group tickets, Family Four-Packs, Small Business Fan-Packs and premium options – are available online or by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or toll-free at 888.414.BOWL.

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Week will also feature a plethora of free and ticketed events for local and traveling fans of all ages to enjoy. The FCA Breakfast will kick off the public event schedule on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 a.m. at Riverview Hall. The following night, the eve of the 2023 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, local and traveling fans will all gather in the East Bank District for the free Rally on the Red. The Rally on the Red will feature four free events and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, December 15. Finally, on game day on Saturday, December 16, the week of public events will culminate with Coca-Cola Fan Fest from 12-7:30 p.m. in the Silver Lot outside of Independence Stadium – leading fans into the 8:15 p.m. kickoff of the 47th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl.

Fans can plan their trip to Shreveport for the 2023 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl at For information on Independence Stadium rules and the clear bag policy, please visit


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is college football’s 11th most-historic bowl game – celebrating its 47th edition on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 8:15 p.m. CT with a matchup of the Big 12 Conference and Pac-12 Conference on ESPN. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. The bowl’s conference, team, and television agreements also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and the Big 12 are slated to match up against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, which will be televised on an ESPN network.

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on Facebook, X and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

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