Listed below are the 2009 InVenture Prize finalists. Click on a team name to learn more about the competitors and their inventions.
Watch undergraduate student George P. Burdell get ready to compete in a special featured video to the right.
The Heat 'n Go is a self-heating reusable food container providing the convenience of heat anywhere.
"An idea thoughtfully and passionately pursued has the potential to change lives."
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"The InVenture Prize excites me because it focuses on my personal entrepreneurial and inventive skills, and could help me be the employer, not the employee."
A minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring system that can be placed inside an existing IV line to monitor glucose levels in hospital patients.
"Competing in the InVenture Prize is the culmination of [our] experience at Georgia Tech ... this competition will be invaluable in pursuing future endeavors."
Attaches to a USB thumb drive and alerts the user if they are about to forget the drive.
"The competition means that anyone can be an inventor, as long as the inventor has a vision and passion to bring forth their invention."
Isolates an injured patient from the vibration of their transportation means to lessen potential for further injury and to increase patient comfort.
"The fast paced InVenture Prize is helping the Gurney Guys transition from academia to industry faster than their schedules allow."
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"The InVenture Prize Competition gives a foundation for my castles in the sky."
A digital watch that displays symbols coordinated with labeled packages of pills so that illiterate HIV/AIDS patients in third world countries can take complex medication.
"The InVenture Prize lets me use my creativity towards a goal of bettering the lives of others. Thanks to the creators for that opportunity."
A photobioreactor system to grow and harvest algae that are fed by the emissions from fossil-fuel burning power plants.
"We want to build a world where energy and the environment go hand in hand."