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I2P - Idea To Product

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I2P Logo2008-2009 Idea to Product® Competition

 

A special thank you to our sponsors for the 2008-2009 I2P Competition:

Solutia, Innovate St. Louis, Senninger Powers, Sigma-Aldrich, Saint Louis University Billiken Angels, The Coleman Foundation, St. Louis Business Journal, Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University I2P Competition

The first competition round was held at Saint Louis University on November 7-8, 2008.  SLU students competed before a panel of judges for the top five entries eligible to submit to the next level, the Regional Competition. The winners were:

First Place:  Perseus Launch Vehicle

Michael Dunning, Nicholas Freed, Peter Knudtson, David Zidar
The Perseus Launch Vehicle System is an innovative new approach to space transportation, allowing institutions with only moderate funding to achieve their research, surveillance, or communications goals in space at only a margin of the cost of a fully-fledged space program by providing a primary-payload launch vehicle system for transporting their satellites or experiments into space on a hybrid launch vehicle.

Second Place:  Remote Hard Disk

Angel Hernandez Mejias, Alberto Jimenez Sanchez, Danny Wehbe
The Remote Hard Disk (Remote HDD) is a device with a large memory capacity designed with the purpose of storing enough amount of any type of data from either one or more users.

Third Place:  Standing Mobility Assistant

Morgan McRae, Keavy Nenninger
The Standing Mobility Assistant introduces an innovative/fresh/new concept that assists those with difficulty walking long distances. This device mimics the position of someone walking regularly (upright).

Fourth Place:  Automatic Pill Dispenser with Wireless Notification

David Stamm, Austin Strieker, Gregory Wuennenberg

The Automated Pill Dispenser eases the work load of a caretaker working with multiple, elderly patients.

Fifth Place: Roller Compacted Concrete

Ryan Bennett
Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) is a concrete pavement material that has the durability of concrete but can be poured at the speed and price of asphalt. RCC is placed with a modified asphalt paver and can be immediately compacted which saves a tremendous amount of time compared to the conventional Portland Cement Concrete.

 

Missouri-Illinois Regional I2P Competition

The MO-IL Regional I2P Competition was held on March 20-21, 2009.  Ideas from participating universities in the two-state region competed and the results are as follows:

First Place: AutoCount (SurgiTech)

Xuan Kang, Riju Konwar, Maciej Krolikowski, Mohammed Raza, Dany Tian, Illinois Institute of Technology                                                                                                                                                         A major safety concern in the operating room is accidentally leaving surgical equipment inside patient's body. Ineffective method of accounting for surgical equipment is a serious issue for patient safety and operating room organization. To solve this problem, our team plans to attach tags utilizing passive radio frequency identification (RFID) onto surgical equipments.  Corresponding detection system will be implemented onto the Mayo table, which automatically keeps track of the surgical equipment information and report unaccounted items at the end of a surgery.

Second Place: Perseus Launch Vehicle

Michael Dunning, Nick Freed, Peter Knudtson, Dave Zidar, Saint Loius University
The Perseus Launch Vehicle System is an innovative new approach to space transportation, allowing institutions with only moderate funding to achieve their research, surveillance, or communications goals in space at only a margin of the cost of a fully-fledged space program by providing a primary-payload launch vehicle system for transporting their satellites or experiments into space on a hybrid launch vehicle.

Third Place: Spectraboil

Anirban Basu, Eric Brueckner, Sudipta Dutta, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
In our venture, Spectraboil, we propose solar powered, environment friendly, relatively low cost, reliable and effective water purification modules based on solid-state light emitting diodes (LEDs) as the source of UV light.

Fourth Place: Automatic Pill Dispenser with Wireless Notification

David Stamm, Austin Strieker, Gregory Wuennenberg, Saint Louis University
The Automated Pill Dispenser eases the work load of a caretaker working with multiple, elderly
patients.

 

Additional information on the global level can be found by clicking here.

For additional information or to become involved, please contact:

 

  • Jerome A. Katz (katzja@slu.edu); Coleman Professorship in Entrepreneurship
  • Jeanne Rhodes (rhodesja@slu.edu); Administrative Assistant
  • Center for Entrepreneurship (ecenter@slu.edu)

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St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone:  314-977-3850

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