Fall 2012 Stage 1 E-Team grantees

Meet our newest E-Team innovators



This fall, NCIIA selected fourteen teams from twelve universities to participate in the E-Team Program. The program provides $5,000 of funding to attend a three-day VentureLab strategy mapping workshop where teams work on developing a sustainable business model. Teams selected represent biotech, clean tech and technology for low-resource settings.

Calcula Technologies (Stanford University)
A novel, in-office treatment for the removal of kidney stones.

Integrated Punch Biopsy Kit (Johns Hopkins University)
An all-in-one skin biopsy device that efficiently and safely transects and retrieves a skin sample.

IV DRIP: Dehydration Relief in Pediatrics (Rice University)
A simple volume regulator for IV drips that helps prevent overhydration.

Kinvolved: Leveraging the Intersection of Technology and Policy to Improve Educational Outcomes (New York University)
A web app for school systems that teachers use to collect, analyze, and communicate student attendance information to parents and families in real time.

Ligadon (University of Utah)
A more effective solution for ligament and tendon recombination surgeries.

Loci Controls (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
An automated system to optimize the collection of landfill gas, then turn the captured methane into an energy source.

Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling (NRU), LLC (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
A technology to recover high-grade phosphorous from wastewater for use in agriculture and industry.

OncoFilter: Bringing the Cancer Detection Kit Home (Ohio State University)
An easy-to-use detection kit which identifies certain forms of cancer.

PharmaCheck (Boston University)
A device to quickly and accurately screen medicines in the developing world to find out whether or not they're counterfeit.

QDSpec (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
A potentially revolutionary new spectrometer that can be made as small as an ant and as cheap as a few dollars.

RetiCue (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
A portable, eye-worn imaging device that quickly assesses the condition of a patient’s retina.

Rural Trade Communications (University of Colorado at Boulder)
An off the grid communicationplatform, supported by subscription fees, that will allow direct communication between farmers, transportation providers and end users.

OceanComm (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
A wireless modem to enable better communication between unmanned, underwater mining machines and their human operators on the surface.

Vitalnx (Vanderbilt University)
A monitor, located inside a trauma patient’s IV line, that provides early indicators of tissue shock, shortening the time to advanced resuscitation.