Dec. 18, 2009 – The secret is out. The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) is producing some amazing results. As mentioned before, last week former E-Team Greenlight Planet was featured in The Wall Street Journal. This week, several more NCIIA E-Teams have garnered recognition:
- Solar Ivy's Grow, a set of leaf-like modules to harness both solar and wind energy, was featured in The New York Times' annual "Year in Ideas" (Dec. 11, Man-Made Greenery).
- Ecovative's Eben Brayer was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" (Dec. 12, New Ingredient For Insulation, Packing: Mushrooms). Ecovative's innovative biodegradable mushroom-based replacement for styrofoam packing materials and insulation was also featured in Popular Science's annual "Best of What's New" (Dec. issue, Ecovative Design EcoCradle).
In addition to the recognition given the E-Teams themselves, NCIIA Executive Director Phil Weilerstein was featured this last week online in Inventor's Digest. (Dec. 15, Five Questions With … Phil Weilerstein).
About the NCIIA and E-Teams
Established in 1995, with support from The Lemelson Foundation, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) supports technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial businesses.
E-Team Grants (so named because they promote excellence and entrepreneurship) enable teams of college students, faculty and industry mentors to solve real-world problems by creating and commercializing new technologies