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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Alchemy creates a giant screen protector…for your car

Nanotechnology Engineering grads Chong Shen and Khanjan Desai (NE ’13) were among the first to take their Capstone Design project to market. After three and a half years of product development and testing, their company, Alchemy, now employs nine people and continues to attract attention with its protective windshield coating, ExoShield.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Voltera revitalizes the printed electronics segment

Voltera Inc. continues to make waves in the printed electronics sector.

Voltera was born of a Capstone Design project created by team members Alroy Almeida, James Pickard, Jesus A. Zozaya and Nanotechnology Engineering grad Katarina Ilic (Class of 2013). They created a tool that uses their custom software and innovative silver nanoparticle-based ink to print circuit boards.

Monday, April 2, 2018

SannTek collects more awards

SannTek, creators of a nanotechnology-based sensor that can immediately detect and quantify an individual’s degree of marijuana intoxication, has added another couple awards to their growing list of accomplishments.

En route to developing their Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design project into a commercial venture, Chris Taylor, Noah DeBrincat, Karolyn Mackwiak, Benjamin Milligan and Thomas Dunlop, aka SannTek, have been looking for funding and finding success among some strong competition.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Capstone Design Symposium showcases innovative thinking

Twenty-one teams of fourth-year nanotechnology engineering students presented the results of their Capstone Design projects at the annual Capstone Design Symposium, which was held March 16th in the Davis Centre.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference explores possibilities

students and faculty at the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference

On November 18, 2017, the University of Waterloo welcomed some big names in Canadian and American nanotechnology research to the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference (WNC) where they joined industry representatives, Waterloo faculty and more than 200 students in an effort to strengthen their mutual understanding of how nanotechnology is taught and how it is used in innovative research.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Nicoya Lifesciences raises $2 million investment

Nicoya Lifesciences, a local scientific instrument manufacturer co-founded by one of the Waterloo Nanotechnology Engineering program’s first graduating class members, raised $2 million from a consortium of investors affiliated with the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, including the new Waterloo Student Venture Fund.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Nanotechnology Engineering startup SannTek’s cannabis detector smokes the competition

members of the startup company Sanntek

Nanotechnology Engineering students Chris Taylor, Noah DeBrincat, Karolyn Mackowiak, Ben Milligan and Thomas Dunlop are enjoying the University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial advantage as they develop their fourth-year Capstone Design project into a commercial venture.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Fourth-year NE student explored entrepreneurship through Velocity Residence

Beatrice Sacripanti

Fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering student Beatrice Sacripanti spent her fall 2017 term living in Velocity Residence, where she took advantage of many opportunities to brainstorm, learn, and network with other entrepreneurially minded students and founders in the Velocity ecosystem. Throughout the many events she has attended, she was able to learn from a great network of mentors and entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Avro Life Science Wins National Runners Up for the James Dyson Award

More than 25 million children across North America suffer from some form of season allergies. And yet one in four children suffer from an inability to swallow pills in order to be medicated. Avro Life Science believes it can help, by offering medicated stickers to deliver seasonal allergy medication to children. Avro now has a show of support from the Dyson Foundation, winning National Runners Up for the James Dyson Award.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

VivaSpire competing in Velocity Fund $25K finals

Join us in cheering on VivaSpire, the team of NE students who will be back at the Velocity Fund Finals on Thursday, July 20th, pitching their startup plans.

VivaSpire includes Chris Hajduk and John Grousopoulos. They are developing an innovative portable oxygen delivery system for patients in need of oxygen therapy.

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