MBET student Amr Abdelgawad was named Student Entrepreneur National Champion by Enactus Canada this month, beating out hundreds of other students from across the country. Amr pitched his startup, NERv Technology Inc., at the Enactus Nationals in Vancouver to secure the title of champion and a $10,000 award.
NERv Technology Inc. is developing an implantable biochip designed to identify post-operative complications in real-time. The biochip has sensors embedded into its platform capable of identifying internal bleeding and infection to allow for timely intervention.
Amr began working on the startup during his undergraduate studies in nanotechnology engineering at Waterloo, participating in Conrad's Enterprise Co-op program. The NERv team has made significant progress since then; currently, prototype development is wrapping up, and it is hoped that a biochip will be ready within the next six months for animal testing.