IDEA TO PRODUCT™ COMPETITION LATIN AMERICA 2014

August, 7th – 9th, 2014

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora – Minas Gerais – Brazil

Introduction

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 Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora and the Centro de Empreendedorismo e Novos Negócios of Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGVcenn will promote in 2014 the 7th 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. The winning team will be automatically invited to participate in the Idea-to-Product Global, with the winners from others local competitions. The Latin American contest wishes to bring to Brazil 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.

NANOBIOTEC, FROM UFMG, WINS IDEA TO PRODUCT™ COMPETITION LATIN AMERICA 2014

I2P Latin America 2014 winner, judges and competition directors Nadia Raposo and Rene Fernandes.

I2P Latin America 2014 winner Nanobiotec, judges, sponsors, professor Graça Duque and competition directors Nadia Raposo and Rene Fernandes.

Juiz de Fora, August 9th, 2014 – NanoBiotec, from UFMG, was the winning team for the 2014 Idea to Product Competition – Latin America. NanoBiotec is a fungicide created from carbon nanotubes to combat rust on beans, being applied to the plant without the use of toxic agents.

Championship Winners

  • 2014 I2P Latin America Winner: NanoBiotec-UFMG
  • 2014 I2P Latin America 1st Runner Up: Fuselmax-UNICAMP
  • 2014 I2P Latin America 2nd Runner Up: Alfa-UFMG

Challenge Winners

  • Grupo Boticário Challenge Outstanding Presentation: GENETEC-UFJF
  • Grupo Boticário Challenge Winner: Alfa-UFMG
  • 3M Challenge Outstanding Presentation: NUPICS-UFJF
  • 3M Challenge Winner: NanoBiotec-UFMG
  • CNPq Challenge Outstanding Presentation: DOC BASE NUCLEAR-UFJF
  • CNPq Challenge Winner: e-Score-UFJF

2014 I2P Latin America Honorable Mention

  • UFJFChem-UFJF

2014 I2P Latin America Best ShowCase

  • e-Score-UFJF
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