Invent@SU, supported by Bill and Penny Allyn, is comprised of two immersive, six-week invention accelerators for Syracuse University students. The program uses Invention Factory‘s proven model of developing students’ abilities to innovate and communicate. Invent@SU trains undergraduate students to “design, prototype, and pitch” as they develop tangible products.
The program takes place at the Fisher Center in NYC and on the SU campus every summer.
Students learn about design, ideation and intellectual property, then conceive an original invention, prototype the invention, and refine it in response to weekly feedback from diverse audiences of guest evaluators.
In addition to a chance to win cash prizes of $5,000 for best invention and $3,000 for second best invention, students receive:
- A $1,000 stipend
- A $1,000 budget per team for project materials
- Guidance from expert consultants and evaluators
- Access to laser cutters, 3D printers, a machine shop, and professional machinists
- Assistance with a provisional patent application
- Daily lunch, coffee, and snacks
Applications for Summer 2019 will open in November 2018
First Place NYC – Prioritage
Ibnul Rafi and Angelica O’Hara
Second Place NYC – Artemis Wand
Hanna Yacubov and Patrick Riolo
Prioritage consists of multiple arm-bands that continuously monitor patients’ vital signs and a central display monitor where EMTs can see real time updates on patients.
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The Artemis Wand can help people with disabilities or back pain to pick up household items.
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Quinn King and Alec Gillinder
Second Place SU Campus – Halo Emergency Reporting System
Annabelle Lincoln and Jaclyn Hingre
L-IV Liberating Intravenous
SU Campus – Summer 2018
L-IV allows patients to receive IV fluids while remaining mobile.