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Innovation Showcase (I-Show) Update ASME Summer Annual Meeting. Liz Kisenwether – Penn State University Howard Berkof – ASME. Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative. Purpose: House, promote, manage, and sequence engineering entrepreneurship activities
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ASME Summer Annual Meeting
Liz Kisenwether – Penn State University
Howard Berkof – ASME
To promote engineering entrepreneurship and innovation as both a critical ingredient to U.S. competitiveness and as a solution for the shrinking workforce pipeline.
Provide engineers with the skills and vision to be the innovation leaders of the 21st century
Build upon ASME’s 125-year history of engineering excellence to foster engineering innovation, entrepreneurship, global competitiveness and technology-based economic development
Founder: Grow Fast Grow Right, LLC
Founder: Idea2Product Competition
To be the premier nation-wide technology entrepreneurship showcase event to
inspire engineers and future engineers
to be product and corporate innovators.
Collaborate with existing entrepreneurship and corporate innovation organizations to provide services and support so engineers can move their ideas into world-class products and ventures.
6. Who are the early buyers (early adopters / visionaries), and the later buyers / users (pragmatists) who only buy > 1 year?
7. Financials: How will the product make money?
Mentors – Provide advice and guidance in areas of entrepreneurship, manufacturing, financing and budgeting, management; help link the teams into their local economic development support system.
Intellectual Property (IP) – I-Show teams get counseling on IP; what it is, how to protect it, and how to make IP a key part of the business model success.
Stage I: Collegiate Competition
Stage II: Collegiate & Professional Competition
Stage III: National Student & Professional Competition
Stage IV: National Collegiate, Professional & High School Competition
Plastic Mesocumbustors – Wash. State
Retractable Hydrofoil Kits – Wash. State
Portia-Eye: Microchannel Heat Sinks – Oregon St.
Sleep Sound – Uni. of Idaho
First-Incident Response Equipment –Texas A&M
Hubless Windmill – St. Louis Uni.
Diabetic Foot Monitoring Device – Rensselaer Polytech
Greensulate – Rensselaer Polytech
i-conserve – Penn State2007 I-Show Teams
I-Show Judging on Friday, Nov. 9:
one-page summaries due