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U.W. Environmental Innovation Challenge Business Plan Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual Environmental Innovation Challenge!
$10,000 Grand Prize
Post-consumer glass recylcing technology

$5,000 Second Prize
Triangle Energy
Biomass conversion to synthesis gas (syngas)

$2,500 Honorable Mention #1
Idyll Energy Solutions
Intelligent AC powerstrip to reduce "idle power" energy waste

$2,500 Honorable Mention #2
iDriveSmart Smartphone
ODB system to promote fuel efficiency habits
$2,500 Honorable Mention #3
LED lighting for efficient indoor plant growing
The event was produced by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Foster School of Business, College of Engineering, College of the Environment, and the UW Center for Commercialization. 19 student teams—representing the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Pacific University, Washington State University, Western Washington University, North Seattle Community College, and Green River Community College—brought a wide variety of ideas ranging from transparent photovoltaic window laminates to an open-source modular electric vehicle drive unit with integral braking and suspension.
Congratulations to all!

Scott Bright- at Synapse Product Development

Co-Chair - Synapse Board of Directors


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