Ventureprise Launch NSF Spring 2021 Virtual Cohort Alumni

This cohort was mix of both University Teams and Community Startups

 

UNIVERSITY TEAMS:

Aramada av

Armada AV is an integrated fleet management solution that provides the tracking, assessment, and management capabilities required for safe and efficient autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet operations. Armada AV collects, cleans, and harmonizes autonomous fleet data to enable real-time visibility and intelligence into autonomous fleets - providing fleet managers with live route analysis, vehicle health checks, and cognitive performance insights to optimize operations while minimizing risk.

Team Members:

Academic Lead, Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic

Entrepreneurial Leads, Rick Chakra

College of Computing and Informatics


Degreeme

DegreeMe is an educational platform that aims to increase connectivity between students and faculty members at a given university. Our platform makes discoverability of students and faculty members simple, provides a way to communicate through direct messages and virtual rooms that support audio and video communication, and allows students to form groups around their courses. We have implemented a simple user interface that includes components, such as our Stories feature, that user’s are already familiar with outside of the educational space. We’re essentially trying to upgrade the software currently utilized by institutions to meet students' expectations in software and give them a better opportunity to succeed in the classroom.

Team Members:

Academic Lead, Dr. Bojan Cukic

Entrepreneurial Leads:

Christian Hithe, College of Computing and Informatics

Conner Boothe, College of Computing and Informatics


ECONET

ECONET is an acronym for Energy Conservation Network. It is an interactive software application service currently under development to provide residential homeowners, commercial energy consumers, facility energy managers, and industries with tools to audit, monitor, and manage energy and building use in realtime. The software primarily aims to provide energy conservation solutions that fill the gaps of the existing costly software, that are proprietary, non-modular, non-comprehensive, and directed to only commercial building solutions. The modules and calculations in the app are referenced on regulatory standards and the technical aspects of the application are achieved through Python’s Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and innovative application development platform Claris Filemaker Pro developed by Apple. The app will have an integrated database that contains the list and specs of new and efficient equipment or building components by major manufacturers which would make it easier for the app users to see the savings associated with replacing any of their existing equipment or building components.

Team Members:

Academic Lead, Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan

Entrepreneurial Lead, Raheem Ariwoola

William States Lee College of Engineering


in-conduit hydro

Our product is designed to be placed into the current hydro  infrastructure we have in our home and commercial buildings to generate energy. This product would be most effective in high water usage building such as hospitals, sporting venues and schools. Once installed we would be able to pair with solar or be able to generate power on its own.

Team Members:

Academic Lead, Dr. Wesley Williams

Entrepreneurial Leads:

Alex French

Garrett Jones

William States Lee College of Engineering


roadtrip scholar

"Roadtrip Scholar" is a geolocation-derived application that provides entertainment and education about a variety of scientific, historical, and cultural topics during long drives. 3-D trilateration determines whether the user’s vehicle (or phone) is in motion and when the optimal and safest time to begin the 30-60 second audio presentation would be. This application was developed by an associate professor of Earth Sciences, who has written several books about the interaction of geology and American history – ideal topics for "Roadtrip Scholar".

Team Members:

Entrepreneurial Lead, Scott Hippensteel

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


solar chromogenics

We have developed a water-based hydrogel containing device that is able to change color with a small applied voltage or with high light exposure, to controllably or automatically tint windows. They are able to charge up like a battery with light exposure and have high fluorescence that can also be controlled for lighting or display applications. These devices can improve windows by controlling the amount of light transmitted into the building that then heats up the interior or creates glare on screens. At night, the windows can then become a source of light or a display.

Team Members:

Academic Lead: Michael Walter

Entrepreneurial Leads:

Tyler Adams

Keven Boyle

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences