2013 Advanced Materials Enabled Innovation Competition Award Winners
Seven proposals were received in January. A panel of faculty and Cornell staff involved in entrepreneurship and commercialization reviewed the proposals. Five finalist teams competed on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Eight undergraduate students and nine graduate students particpated with representation from the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Each team was linked with a mentor who had relevant experience with commercialization, manufacturing, and industry practice; teams had access to advisors in addition to their mentor. The teams were given a budget of $1,000 to use for testing and prototyping their technology. Teams provided deliverables to their mentors and to the MS&E department in preparation for the final presentation. The results of the competition were announced on May 18 at the MS&E Senior Dinner and Innovation Competition Awards ceremony.