Congratulations to our 2014 Finalists!

This year's finalist teams were:

Case Western University,
Disease Diagnostic Group is offering a RAM device designed to provide a one-minute, handheld diagnosis of malaria with one drop of blood from a fingertip at one-tenth of the cost and with one-hundred times the detection level of current competitors.
Disease Diagnostic Group
Lehigh University,
IncuMagic creates writing implements that fit over the tip of a user's finger. The writing device can be worn individually upon a single finger or the user can wear multiple devices at once. The device has also been designed so that the user can write the conventional way if they choose to do so.
Swinburne University,
Reactive Electronics (RE) develops intelligent electronic products for industry specific applications that combine innovative components and engineering in an effort to simplify complex tasks, improve safety and efficiency.

Reactive Electronics


ACE Engineering College,
Veritas Technologies is looking to implement a low-cost, ambient air cooling and modular filtration system for public transportation networks. The team's goal is to identify and deconstruct pollution and torrid conditions during road travel in public transit systems in an effort to inspire the public to choose more convenient and efficient public transportation systems.
Veritas Technologies
Purdue University,
Vibronix, Inc. offers advanced imaging solutions for disease diagnosis, treatment guidance and therapeutics development. The team aims to introduce the Intravascular Photoacoustic System, a catheter-based intravascular sensor for predicting the risk of heart attack.
Vibronix, Inc.
Cornell University,
ZYMtronix Catalytic Systems, Inc. leverages Cornell technology to supercharge industrial enzymes to provide green, low-cost solutions to markets such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, antibiotic and bacteria remediation in agriculture and hospitals.
ZYMtronix Catalytic Systems, Inc.

These six teams received expenses-paid trips to compete at the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting in New York, NY where they presented their plans to a world-class panel of judges in hopes of taking home:

The Competition Finals took place March 24, 2014.

$10,000 Grand Prize Winner

Disease Diagnostic Group
Case Western University

$5,000 LES International Global Award Recipient

Purdue University

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2014 Competition Dinner


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Kevin Arst
Thomas Britven
William Elkington
Gary Fedorochko
Tatiana Moore
Jeffrey Whittle