April 13, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

The University of Pennsylvania’s Weiss Tech House Announces Pennvention Finalists

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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.

Finalists include:

BioCellection

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.

Lilu

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.

JuntoSalimos

Members: Miguel Gonzalez, Class of 2017 (Wharton / SAS [Lauder Dual Degree Program]), Félix …read more

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