IDEA TO PRODUCT™ COMPETITION LATIN AMERICA 2016
Competition has been postponed. Dates for the competition will be announced soon! We deeply apologise to everyone.
September, 1st – 3rd, 2016
Fundação Getulio Vargas – Sao Paulo – Brazil
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 of Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGVcenn will promote in 2016 the 9th 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.
ENERGY RUBB, FROM UFMG, WINS IDEA TO PRODUCT™ COMPETITION LATIN AMERICA 2015
Sao Paulo, August 29th, 2015 – EnergyRubb, from UFMG, was the winning team for the 2015 Idea to Product Competition – Latin America. The EnergyRubb is a company that generates energy from polymeric waste using a Self-Sustainable Pyrolysis technology (SSP) developed by itself. The SSP technology is able to get liquid fuels that are used to generate electricity and be mixture with diesel. In addition, other raw materials are obtained (carbon black), which are used in the metallurgical and polymers industry. Unlike companies that carry out disposal or recycling of polymeric waste, EnergyRubb uses all energetic potential of this waste. As a result, our customers can minimize disposal costs as well as saving in energy costs, making them more independent of energy companies.
- 2015 I2P Latin America Winner: EnergyRubb – UFMG
- 2015 I2P Latin America 1st Runner Up: Lingvo – UFMG
- 2015 I2P Latin America 2nd Runner Up: Agrotech – UFMG
- 2015 I2P Latin America 3rd Runner Up: Step.Box (Life Up & Lamp) – CESAR
- Grupo Boticário Challenge Outstanding Presentation: Agrotech – UFMG
- 3M Challenge Outstanding Presentation: TeamProd – IFG