Graduate students at Waterloo Engineering took the top two awards in a competition at the Velocity startup incubator to support research with commercial potential.
Jason Deglint, a PhD candidate in systems design engineering, collected $20,000 to back Blue Lion Labs, a startup that analyzes algae in water samples using a custom microscope and artificial intelligence.
Kumari Trinavee, a master’s student in mechanical and mechatronics engineering, was awarded $10,000 as founder of InnovaEncaps, which aims to make medicine more effective using nanotechnology.
The third-place $5,000 winner, John Harris, also has a connection to Waterloo Engineering. Now a PhD candidate in computer science, he did his undergraduate degree in mechatronics engineering.
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