BCHEM SOLUTION, FROM UFMG, WINS IDEA TO PRODUCT™ COMPETITION LATIN AMERICA 2013
August 31st, 2013 – BChem Solutions, from UFMG, was the winning team for the 2013 Idea to Product Competition – Latin America. BChem has a innovative catalyst for the production of biodiesel as a byproduct from used vegetable oil.
Winner: BChem Solutions
1st Runner Up: Hidrata R
2nd Runner Up: Nanolysis
Honorable Mention: Terminus
Challenge Round Results
3M Challenge Winner: Hidrata R
Grupo Boticário Challenge Winner: Terminus
Outstanding Presentations: Terminus and Nanolysis
IDEA TO PRODUCT™ COMPETITION LATIN AMERICA 2013
August, 29th – 31st, 2013
Fundação Getulio Vargas – Sao Paulo
Do you want to develop businesses marketing new and exciting innovations? Is working on multi-disciplinary teams for you ideal? Does creating and presenting your innovation to an audience sound energizing? Not the least, do you want to win valuable prizes?
Then Idea-to-Product Competition Latin America is the opportunity you have been looking for.
The Centro de Empreendedorismo e Novos Negócios da Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGVcenn will promote in 2013 the 6th edition of the Idea-to-Product Competition – Latin America. The Idea to Product® Competitions, founded at The University of Texas at Austin, are early-stage technology commercialization plan competitions that aim for unique product ideas with clear market demand that use innovative technologies. The goal is educating and developing the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. The program is particularly interested in matching technologies resulting from a university’s fundamental research programs with potential markets. From now the FGV is responsible for the Latin American version of the challenge. The winning team will be automatically invited to participate in the Idea-to-Product Global, in the United States, with the winners from others local competitions. The Latin American contest wishes to bring to Sao Paulo a representative from each of the most important schools from all 33 countries in the region.
Idea-to-Product Latin America is an innovative competition inspiring the innovative spirit in students around Latin American countries where participants develop a technology commercialization plan to confirm the validity and market potential of a new, innovative, and competitive product. Students then present the commercialization plan to a group of knowledgeable judges. I2P’s mission is to create a competitive Latin American forum in which to enhance cross-disciplinary studies in entrepreneurship, research, technology & emerging markets.
- July 26th, 2013 - Deadline to fill the Team Registration Form. Please read the Team Registration Form Guidelines before sending your form. The maximum length is 2 pages, considering a 12 point font with single spacing in a MS Word document.
- August 5th, 2013 - Announcement of teams qualified for I2P Latin America 2013 at www.ideatoproductla.org. Qualified teams should be in Sao Paulo from August 29th to August 31st.
- August 16th, 2013 – Deadline to qualified teams to submite the 5-Page Report. Please read the 5-Page Report Guidelines before sending it in a single PDF or MS Word document (not more than 5 pages, not less than 10-point font or 1” margins) to email@example.com.
Forms can be completed in Portuguese, English or Spanish. We wish all participants the best of luck.