Below are the selected finalists for the second annual ACC InVenture Prize competition. All teams were selected by their respective institutions to compete in the preliminary round on March 30, 2017, and five teams will advance to the televised final round on March 31, 2017. Click the link below each team to learn more about their invention or product.
AgroSpheres is a biotech company that gives farmers precise control over their harvesting schedule by degrading excess pesticides into a non-toxic derivative, allowing the farmer to harvest their produce on-demand while complying with the Pre-Harvest Intervals set by the EPA.
Monarch Solar has developed a modular rooftop solar device with mobile based pay-as-you-use technology for areas with little, to no, access to electricity.
Tech Wound Solutions has created Kare Powder that is a topical, advanced wound care dressing that enables faster and more effective healing for chronic wound care patients.
Puttr creates, manipulates, and serves photorealistic three dimensional models of golf course greens to help players read breaks and aid in course maintenance.
Medtraq is an IoT solution that aims to reduce healthcare costs by using Bluetooth Low Energy beacons to provide asset tracking, provide real time location services, and ensure handwashing compliance in hospitals.
The SPARTAN Shield is a new and innovative solar panel mounting system allowing renewable energy to be provided for those in third world countries, rural areas, and even disaster sites.
AuriClear removes blockage from a tympanostomy tube to prevent hearing loss and additional surgery.
Fresh U is a media platform that integrates data analytics to help business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations and brands understand qualitative and quantitative factors, purchasing trends, and patterns of Generation Z, which makes up 25% of the U.S. population, and is a larger cohort than the Baby Boomers or Millennials.
Safebriight is a smart device technology, easily installed in existing street lights, that utilizes a mesh network to monitor and report outages, providing improved public safety and extensive cost savings for the utility owner.
CleanSwipe is a mobile platform that provides users an easy way to schedule laundry appointments on college campuses.
BusWays notifies parents when their child gets on & off their school bus & gives schools live data & stats on their bus fleet!
The LaundrFi device and app manages and tracks the drying process of your laundry remotely, ultimately enhancing the laundry experience by saving time, money and energy.
25% of tropical fruits are wasted before reaching international markets due to high cosmetic standards, the Takay team utilizes them to create the healthiest and most convenient breakfast possible.
A safer electrocautery device, CauteryGuard seamlessly integrates automatic retractability without sacrificing usability which allows it to eliminate any chance of initiating a surgical fire or inflicting cautery burns to either the user or the patient in the operating room.
Neurun is the Yelp for racing events coupled with interactive virtual tours, designed to mentally prepare you for race day.