On Thursday nine innovators pitched ideas to the UVM Instrumentation and Modeling Facility team; four were selected for support. The entries were wide-ranging, from artist stencils to gas turbine generators; all were presented with energy and thoughtful preparation.
The four chosen to advance are:
- MopedLite – $1500 to advance a design for a propane-powered portable moped
- Alice & the magician – $1000 to advance a design for a smoke delivery system for edible fragrances
- Chop Top – $500 for a stove-top chopping block designed for cramped urban kitchens
- Shredder Bot – $500 to advance a design for a volume shredder of HDPE plastics
An additional $1500 in awards remains to be given; stay tuned for the next pitch event to take place in March or April.
Special thanks to the work of UVM IMF, Designbook and everyone who pitched for making this an engaging experience.
Photo courtesy Alice and the Magician, demonstrating their aromatic smoke injection prototype.