March 2009

Video: How NCIIA Helps

Learn how NCIIA helps foster successful student ventures.

Advanced E-Team Grants support commercial outcomes by moving innovative products or technologies from the idea stage to prototype, as well as helping collegiate innovators secure Intellectual Property. E-Teams’ grant proposals must demonstrate an idea’s technical feasibility, potential for commercialization and social value. The proposal should also involve students, faculty and outside (industry) advisors. Learn more about E-Team grant application guidelines.

Profile: Rotavirus Vaccination via Oral Thin Film Delivery

Rotavirus, a disease affecting children age five and younger, kills 600,000 people every year in the developing world. The virus infects the villi of the small intestines, leading to severe diarrhea, vomiting, high fever and dehydration. While rotavirus vaccines exist, they are currently delivered only in liquid form in a syringe, making the vaccine difficult to administer to infants and requiring expensive refrigeration to maintain. Building on thin film technology such as the popular Listerine Breath Strips, this E-Team is developing a method of delivering a rotavirus vaccine orally, on thin film. The team believes this design will have many advantages over current syringe-based methods, including simplifying storage and distribution due to the film’s light weight and ability to be stored without refrigeration, and easier delivery to infants.

Membership Application

NCIIA membership is available at an institutional level to U.S. colleges and universities.

Annual membership dues are $300 for colleges and $500 for universities. Membership applies to an entire institution.

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NCIIA Members

Browse an alphabetical list of our member institutions and check to see if you're already a member.

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  • Adrian College
  • Akron, University of
  • Alabama at Birmingham, University of
  • Alabama at Tuscaloosa, University of
  • Albany-SUNY, University at
  • American University
  • Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus
  • Arkansas at Little Rock, University of
  • Art Center College of Design


  • Bainbridge Graduate Institute
  • Ball State University
  • Bentley University
  • Boise State University
  • Boston University
  • Bradley University
  • British Columbia-Vancouver, University of
  • Buffalo State College
  • Buffalo, The State University of New York, University at


  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California, Berkeley, University of
  • California, Davis, University of
  • California, Irvine, University of
  • California, Merced, University of
  • California, San Diego, University of
  • California, Santa Barbara, University of
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carthage College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Central Florida, University of
  • Central Oklahoma, University of
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Champlain College
  • Champlain College, Saint-Lambert Campus (Canada)
  • Charleston, College of
  • Cincinnati, University of
  • Clark University
  • Clarkson University
  • Clemson University
  • Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of
  • Colorado at Denver, University of
  • Colorado State University
  • Connecticut College
  • Connecticut, University of
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  • Cornell University


  • Detroit Mercy, University of
  • Drake University
  • Drexel University


  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


  • Florida A & M University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida, University of
  • Furman University


  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  • Georgia, University of
  • Grand Valley State University


  • Harvard University
  • Hawaii at Manoa, University of
  • Houston, University of
  • Howard University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Husson University


  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa, University of
  • ITESM Campus Chihuahua
  • ITESM Campus Monterrey


  • Jackson State University
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University


  • Kansas State University
  • Kent State University
  • Kentucky, University of


  • La Salle University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • LeTourneau University
  • London Business School
  • Louisville, University of


  • Marquette University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Maryland, College Park, University of
  • Maryland, Eastern Shore, University of
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts, Amherst, University of
  • Massachusetts, Lowell, University of
  • McDaniel College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Michigan, Ann Arbor, University of
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, University of
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Missouri-Columbia, University of
  • Montana State University
  • Montclair State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Morrisville State College


  • Nebraska-Lincoln, University of
  • Neumann University
  • Nevada, Las Vegas, University of
  • Nevada, Reno, University of
  • New Hampshire, University of
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • New School, The
  • New York (CUNY)-Main Campus, City University of
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of
  • North Carolina at Charlotte, University of
  • North Carolina at Greensboro, University of
  • North Texas, University of
  • Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Northwestern University
  • Notre Dame, University of


  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oklahoma, University of
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon, University of


  • Pace University
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park
  • Pennsylvania, University of
  • Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, University of
  • Portland State University
  • Portland, University of
  • Prairie View A & M University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Purdue University


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island, University of
  • Rice University
  • Rochester, University of
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick


  • San Diego State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Savannah State University
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • South Carolina State University
  • South Florida, University of
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY at Binghamton
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Syracuse University


  • Tasmania, Australia, University of
  • Temple University
  • Texas A & M University
  • Texas at Arlington, University of
  • Texas at Austin, University of
  • Texas at San Antonio, University of
  • Texas Pan American, University of
  • Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Atlantic, College of
  • The Pacific, University of
  • The Redwoods, College of
  • Toledo, University of
  • Trinity University
  • Tulane University
  • Tulsa, University of


  • Union College
  • Ursinus College
  • Utah, University of


  • Vermont, University of
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia, University of


  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington Bothell, University of
  • Washington State University-Vancouver
  • West Chester University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Western New England University
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Wichita State University
  • Wisconsin-Madison, University of
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of
  • Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of


  • Yale University

Invention to Venture

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BMEidea 2008 Winners

Pictured above: Back row left to right: Alec Zopf, Northwestern; Kurt Qing, Northwestern; Joseph Wood, Johns Hopkins; Dhanya Rangaraj, Johns Hopkins; Meet Patel, Johns Hopkins Front row left to right: Shonali Midha, Northwestern; Lauren Smith, Northwestern; Sumona Nag, Stanford; Ellis Garai, Stanford; Henry Chang, Johns Hopkins; Hyun-Sun Seo, Johns Hopkins Not pictured: Anup Shah, Stanford


First Prize: $10,000 Rapid Suture Stanford University Rapid Suture is a small, inexpensive device that allows for quick, safe, and easy surgical tissue manipulation during laparoscopic procedures.

Second Prize: $2,500 KMC ApneAlert Northwestern University Developing a device for premature infants that monitors abdominal breathing movements and sounds an alarm when the infant stops breathing.

Third Prize: $1,000 REGEN: Local Delivery of Post-Operative Analgesia Johns Hopkins University REGEN is a small implantable receptacle that diffuses pain-relieving analgesic directly at the site of a laparoscopic incision.