August 2013

OttoClave

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator: 
Jennifer Furin
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A new autoclave, designed for rural health clinics in South Asia, which simplifies the sterilization process by giving users instructions in their native language and telling them when instruments are completely cleaned.

Byrd on a Twigge - Sense™

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Texas A & M University
Principal Investigator: 
Joseph Morgan
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

An Android smartphone add-on equipped with sensors that allows the user to measure various things—temperature, humidity, air quality, etc.—and view readouts on the phone.

SympSolutions

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: 
Youseph Yazdi
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A device, designed to treat hypertension, which uses ultrasound to eliminate the function of the carotid body, a small organ known to play a role in patients with severe hypertension.

BetaVersity

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Seth Hollar
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A provider of student invention spaces--places where students can develop ideas and form ventures--at universities and colleges across the country.

ProVazo

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: 
Lawrence Gimple
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A minimalistic device that allows for pain-free blood sampling.

Grow Energy

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
San Diego State University
Principal Investigator: 
Seth Kaplowitz
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A 100% carbon-neutral power generation system for residential and commercial buildings that grows algal biomass using solar power and then burns it to create electricity and heat.

CheckMate: Disposable Timers For Healthcare Events

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Investigator: 
John Puccinelli
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A color-changing, disposable sticker that lets medical personnel know when a commonly used device—IVs, wound dressings, catheters—needs to be replaced.

ChitO2-Clot

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: 
George Collins
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A wound dressing that rapidly absorbs the blood from an injury and forms a clot to fill the empty area.

JustMilk

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of California, Berkeley
Principal Investigator: 
Barbara Abrams
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2013

A means of administering drugs and nutrients to breastfeeding infants in developing countries via disintegrating tablets.

Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Practices

New Faculty Grants for Innovative Courses and Programs

Recipient Institution: 
La Salle University
Principal Investigator: 
Marsha Timmerman
Grant Amount: 
$8,000
Year: 
2013

This planning grant supports the development of a pilot course at La Salle entitled Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Practices. The course will be a two-semester hybrid (both live and online presentations) in which students will be introduced to the concepts, needs and potential of the sustainability movement in business. The goal of the course will be the development of an “idea factory” in which students create innovative solutions to sustainability problems.