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  • Berkeley Bangladesh Arsenic
    In Bangladesh, naturally occurring arsenic poisons shallow drinking wells. UC-Berkeley E-Team members Will Babbitt and Shefah Qazi perform a test for arsenic concentration in tubewell water in Matlab, Bangladesh as villagers look on.
  • Briquettes
    University of Colorado - Boulder is helping an Afghan NGO set up a business to have kids collect waste paper to create fuel briquettes.
  • Briquettes
    Waste paper collected by children is pressed to create fuel briquettes by disabled individuals in Kabul, Afghanistan. Sanu Kaji Shrestha demonstrates the process and the product.
  • Ecovative Design
    This former RPI E-Team has launched a company, Ecovative Design, to create environmentally friendly home insulation material made primarily from mushroom cells. The board is biodegradable, low cost, produces no pollution in the manufacturing process and insulates well.
  • Intelligent Mobility
    Intelligent Mobility, a non-profit from California Institute of Technology, produces wheelchairs made from old mountain bikes. Its products are less expensive and more durable than traditional wheelchairs.
  • Mashavu
    The Mashavu team from Penn State is using mobile phone and Internet technologies to enable doctors to connect with patients in the developing world.
  • Mashavu
    The Mashavu team from Pennsylvania State is using mobile phone and Internet technologies to enable doctors to connect with patients in the developing world.
  • mPedigree
    mPedigree, from Dartmouth College, has developed a mobile system to combat the counterfeit drug market.
  • Peru
    A Sustainable Vision project at RPI is helping locals build the Ecological Home for the Andes and include a drill and pumping system, a solar water heater, an improved bosta (dung) stove, a Trombe wall, and a retrofit cuyera (guinea pig housing).
  • Village Energy Pico Hydro
    This Sustainable Vision project at Baylor University called Village Energy creates village-level pico-hydro systems that produce enough and uses a franchise model.
  • PneumoCheck
    PneumoCheck, created by a Georgia Institute of Technology team, will help the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from pneumonia yearly by identifying it earlier than current diagnostic technologies.
  • Solar Ivy
    GROW, created by a former E-Team from the Pratt Institute, consists of flexible photovoltaic foil molded to look like ivy and piezoelectric generators acting as leaves.
  • Solar Lighting Systems
    This Cooper Union team has designed and tested a solar powered LED lighting system that offers people living off the grid in the developing world a brighter, healthier, and affordable source of light.
  • Solar Thermal Microgenerator
    This novel solar thermal technology, designed by an MIT team, is intended to bring sustainable, renewable, and affordable energy options to schools and clinics in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
  • SurgyPack
    The SurgyPack, developed by a Johns Hopkins team, is a transparent, semi-rigid piece surgeons can use to contain a patient's intestines during surgery. It saves an estimated $4,000 in operation costs and also decreases the chances of post-operative problems.
  • Uterine Atony
    More than three million women who undergo C-sections every year then suffer from a potentially lethal condition in which the uterus doesn't contract, as it naturally would after a regular birth. This University of Virginia team has created a mechanical device to compress the uterus and solve the problem.

Get Funded

With support from The Lemelson Foundation, NCIIA awards approximately $2,000,000 in grants annually to US-based faculty and student innovators. NCIIA grants fund projects and programs that:

  1. Support technology innovation
  2. Have commercial potential
  3. Have a positive social impact

Some recent NCIIA grantees are pictured to the right; hover any image to pause the slide show and view a description of the grantees' work. Move the mouse away from the image to resume the slide show.

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