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I2P - Idea To Product

Untitled document  I2P MO-IL2010-2011 Idea to Product® Competition

Thank you to our sponsors: KEEN: Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network, Sigma Aldrich, Innovate St. Louis, The Coleman Foundation, Saint Louis University: Research Administration, Billiken Angel Network and Entrepreneurship Program.


Saint Louis University I2PCompetition

The first level of competition at Saint Louis University was held November 11-12, 2010. 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:  R-Pen Marker System
Michael Kelly, Gregory Keogh, Dominique Turk

The R-Pen Marker System is a solution to all the problems of current whiteboard markers by using a docking station to refill markers. 

2nd Place:  Hotelratedrop.com
Mike Golomb

Hotelratedrop.com offers a hotel room rate tracking service that watches current hotel rates and compares them to your reservation rate.  If a lower rate is found, they will rebook it for you.

3rd Place: SEADS, Sustainment Encapsulated Airdrop Distribution System
John Boysha

SEADS is a method of safely lowering a load of life-saving aid to disaster victims anywhere in the world in hours rather than days. 

4th Place:  Nonpareil Bride
Mary (Shelley) Hintmann

"Nonpareil" menas unparalleled, which is fitting for a high-end dress design salon focused on providing clients with unparalleled quality, design, fit and customer service.

4th Place (Tie):  Visual Search
Jeremy Pollock

Image-based search, or "Visual Search" technology, deployed as a service on the Internet, or available through licensing agreements.


Missouri-Illinois Regional I2P Competition

The MO-IL Regional I2P Competition was held on March 4-5, 2011. Ideas from participating universities in the two-state region competed and the final ideas are as follows:

 

1st Place:  NanoMed, LLC - Nanofiber Surgical Mesh

Matthew R. MacEwan, Washington University

NanoMed, LLC has engineered the first nanofabricated, nanostructured synthetic surgical mesh known as the DuraStarTM Dural Substitute for neurosurgical procedures.

2nd Place:  R-Pen Marker System

Michael Kelly, Gregory Keogh, Dominique Turk

The R-Pen Marker System is a solution to all the problems of current whiteboard markers by using a docking station to refill markers.

3rd Place:  Illini Prosthetic Technologies (IPT), NFP

Jonathan Naber, Adam Booher, Ehsan Noursalehi, Hari Vigneswaran, Luke Jungles and Richard Kesler, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

IPT is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing and implementing a simple, innovative, and affordable prosthetic arm for amputees in the developing world.

4th Place:  Clue-Me-In Impairment Apps

Stephanie Salem and Noah Spitler, Illinois Institute of Technology

Clue-Me-In Impairment Apps is an integrated smartphone application that features a series of three tests to detect key impairments of an intoxicated person in attempts to assess the user's cognitive skills and reaction time and prevent them from driving while intoxicated.

5th Place:  Visual Search

Jeremy Pollock, Saint Louis University

Image-based search, or "Visual Search" technology, deployed as a service on the Internet, or available through licensing agreements.

6th Place/Alternate:  The Beacon

Colin Lake, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Beacon, a portable device, is an accessory for a smoke detector that warns hearing-impaired people about the danger of fire.


The first place winner is eligible to submit to present at the Global Competition in Stockholm, Sweden on November 17-19, 2011. 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)

John Cook School of Business
Saint Louis University
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Room 100, Davis Shaughnessy Hall
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314-977-3850

 

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