A University of Virginia team developing PuzzleCast, a modular cast that treats broken arms by allowing an increasing range of motion to the damaged limb over the healing period.
A team from North Carolina State University developing 'Light Detection and Radiation' (LiDAR), a laser-based system that can be used by remotely operated vehicles to map underwater terrain in real-time.
A new program at UC San Diego, mystartupXX, (named for the female chromosome) aims to increase the number of women entrepreneurs by targeting female students for invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship education.
Eden Full, one of NCIIA's first student ambassadors, has been awarded a $100,000 Thiel fellowship to pursue her business idea, the Sun Saluter. Eden, a sophomore at Princeton, has developed a solar tracking system that rotates solar panels to improve their efficiency. Read more at BusinessWeek.
2006 E-Team grantee Solar Ivy is taking solar panel design and application into a new paradigm of versatility. Solar Ivy has teamed with architect Benjamin Wheeler Howes to create a new solar system: the tensile solar structure.
In her latest column in Xconomy, 'The Day of the Innovator has Arrived,' Judy Giordan, NCIIA's senior advisor and chair of VentureWell, sets out VentureWell's vision for transforming scientific outcomes into innovations that can solve the world's most pressing problems.
To find out more about how to start the process of transforming the much touted 'Valley of Death' into a 'Time of Brilliance', read the article!
There's still time to apply to be a 2011-12 Student Ambassador. Faculty, are you looking for someone to help you carry out your entrepreneurship and NCIIA-related activities? Nominate a go-getter student to apply for our 2011-12 cohort. Student Ambassadors will gain valuable experience in marketing, program planning, networking, managing projects and be recognized as an expert in entrepreneurship on their campus. And they'll be paid for their hard work! Learn more...