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I2P - Idea To Product

I2P MO-IL 

2009-2010 Idea to Product® Competition

Thank you to our sponsors:  David Barger (CEO, JetBlue), Express Scripts, The Coleman Foundation, Sigma-Aldrich, the Billikens Angel Network, and Saint Louis University's Office of the Provost, Office of Innovation and Intellectual Property, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology, Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship.

Saint Louis University I2P Competition

The first level of competition at Saint Louis University was held November 6-7, 2009.  SLU students competed before a panel of judges for the top five entries eligible to submit to the next level, the Regional Competition.  Winners were:

1st Place:  Safe Pipe

Stefan Thoranensen, Harsh Patel, Muhammad Meigooni, and Comeron Ghobadi

Sewage back-up alarm catered to both existing and newer homes and/or buildings. The product requires minimal installation, does not require a plumber and also automatically notifies the homeowner of a sewage backup via e-mail.

2nd Place:  H-TUM

Angel Hernandez and Blanca Ollero

H-TUM is an interactive robot that will revolutionize the idea of University Mascots and social robots. This product consists of a full size robotic platform that every university will be able to fully customize depending on their needs.


3rd Place:  Austral Very Light Jet

Keavy Nenninger and Michael Dunning
The Austral Very Light Jet (VLJ) is a revolutionary new aircraft design that incorporates innovative technologies in jet propulsion and lightweight composite structures in an affordable and efficient aircraft for personal and military use.

4th Place:  Digital Music Companion

Joseph Kirwen, Hannah Rafle and Genevieve Dunlap
The Digital Music Companion is an electronic music companion. Users would upload sheet music either from a scanner or downloaded source, which the device's software would then display on the screen.

5th Place:  Profit Drivers

John Schultz
Profit Drivers (Company) is a retail delivery/courier service targeted at retailers located in strip malls that do not currently have delivery service.

 

Missouri-Illinois Regional I2P Competition

The MO-IL Regional I2P Competition was held on March 26-27, 2010.  Ideas from participating universities in the two-state region competed and the results are as follows:

1st Place:  Citus Medical

Daniel Knipmeyer, Andrew Naber, Katherine Berit Waskevich, Jack Holzman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Through low-cost, single-use blood panels and cost-effective, automated analysis devices, we harness the power of large-scale disease diagnostics, scale down the procedures, and deliver results into the hands of those that need them most.


2nd Place:  UTicketIt

Ashton Clark, Ryan Clark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
UTicketIt.com allows individuals and organizations to sell tickets to their events online.


3rd Place:  Smart Specs

Purvag Patel, Earl Fairall, Noah Spitler, Jason Stogner, Illinois Institute of Technology
It is a heads-up navigation and tracking system that is built into eyewear, such as glasses, goggles, or facemasks.

4th Place:  H-TUM

Angel Hernandez, Blanca Ollero, Carlos Kaiser, Saint Louis University

H-TUM is an interactive robot that will revolutionize the idea of University Mascots and social robots. This product consists of a full size robotic platform that every university will be able to fully customize depending on their needs.

The first place winner will be presenting their idea at the Global Competition organized by the University of Texas at Austin on November 5-6, 2010.  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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Room 100, Davis Shaughnessy Hall
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314-977-3850

 

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