BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
Congratulations to our 2014 Finalists!
Join Us as Student Teams Compete in the Final Round on March 24th at the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting in New York.
This year's finalist teams are:
|Case Western University, USA||Disease Diagnostic Group is offering a RAM device designed to provide a one-minute, handheld diagnosis of malaria with one drop of blood from a fingertip at one-tenth of the cost and with one-hundred times the detection level of current competitors.|
|Lehigh University, USA||IncuMagic creates writing implements that fit over the tip of a user's finger. The writing device can be worn individually upon a single finger or the user can wear multiple devices at once. The device has also been designed so that the user can write the conventional way if they choose to do so.|
|Swinburne University, Australia||Reactive Electronics (RE) develops intelligent electronic products for industry specific applications that combine innovative components and engineering in an effort to simplify complex tasks, improve safety and efficiency.|
|ACE Engineering College, India||Veritas Technologies is looking to implement a low-cost, ambient air cooling and modular filtration system for public transportation networks. The team's goal is to identify and deconstruct pollution and torrid conditions during road travel in public transit systems in an effort to inspire the public to choose more convenient and efficient public transportation systems.||
|Purdue University, USA||Vibronix, Inc. offers advanced imaging solutions for disease diagnosis, treatment guidance and therapeutics development. The team aims to introduce the Intravascular Photoacoustic System, a catheter-based intravascular sensor for predicting the risk of heart attack.|
|Cornell University, USA||ZYMtronix Catalytic Systems, Inc. leverages Cornell technology to supercharge industrial enzymes to provide green, low-cost solutions to markets such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, antibiotic and bacteria remediation in agriculture and hospitals.|
These six teams will receive expenses-paid trips to compete at the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting in New York, NY where they will present their plans to a world-class panel of judges in hopes of taking home:
- The $10,000 grand prize.
- The $5,000 LES International Global Award, which is presented to the team whose plan best deals with intellectual property rights and their use in the global business environment.
- All finalist teams receive $1,000.
The Competition Finals will take place March 24, 2014. Watch for updates about our winners!
Thank you to Our Supporters!
The 2014 Competition is made possible by:
|2014 Competition Sponsors|
|In-Kind Prize Donors|
|2014 Competition Dinner|