The University of Pennsylvania’s Weiss Tech House has announced 8 finalist teams for the final round of its 2016 Pennvention Competition. Pennvention is a technology innovation competition open to all students at the University of Pennsylvania. Competing teams develop a new product and work with established mentors to compete for over $20,000 in cash prizes.
This year’s competition was open to a variety of technological innovations including not-for-profit civic projects, hardware and software. Former Pennvention winners include BioBots, Maculens, Kinecthesia, and uBeam.
The Pennvention Competition will take place April 13 from 6 –8 p.m. in the Wu & Chen Auditorium, 3330 Walnut St.
Members: Miranda Wang (C’16) , Jeanny Yao (University of Toronto)
BioCellection upcycles unrecyclable plastic waste into valuable compound rhamnolipid for textiles using genetically engineered bacteria.
Members: Adriana Catalina Vazquez Ortiz (2016, IPD, SEAS), Allie Looney (2016, IPD, SEAS), Clementine Gilbert (2016, IPD, SEAS), Sujay Suresh (2016, ESE, SEAS)
Lilu is making breast pumping a truly hands-free experience. Lilu’s first product is a dual nursing and pumping bra that automates breast compression using soft robotics.
Members: Miguel Gonzalez, Class of 2017 (Wharton / SAS [Lauder Dual Degree Program]), Félix …read more