News archive - 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

NE startup Vivaspire wins $50,000 Venture Creation Fund prize

John Grousopoulos, Mostafa Saquib, and Chris Hajduk

Congratulations to Vivaspire founders John Grousopoulos, Mostafa Saquib and Chris Hajduk, as well as their fellow NE Capstone Design project team member Pablo Enrique, for their award-winning concept: a lightweight oxygen therapy delivery device that uses nanotechnology to capture, store and deliver oxygen.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NE Grads’ NERv Technologies wins Enactus Canada Entrepreneur Award

Congratulation to Amr Abdelgawad, NE graduate and NERv Technologies Inc. co-founder, for winning the 2017 Enactus Canada Student Entrepreneur National Competition. With the win, Amr receives $10,000 and the title of 2017 Student Entrepreneur National Champion. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

HeatFlex wins the GM Canada People’s Choice Award at NE Capstone Design Symposium

Students at the 2017 Nanotechnology Engineering Design Symposium

Congratulations to the HeatFlex team, who won the GM Canada People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design Symposium.

HeatFlex’s Supavannan Jeyabalachandran, Amanda Victorious, Anahita Malvea, Tuba Opel and Mayuran Saravanapavanantham won the award for integrating conductive materials into a polymer matrix to create flexible, heat-generating fabric that can be used to create clothing.

While conventional apparel relies on insulation to keep its wearer warm on a cold day, HeatFlex aims to create clothing that can warm the wearer.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Enpact Technologies is Most Entrepreneurial at Design Symposium

Students with poster at the 2017 Capstone Design Symposium

Enpact Technologies team from left to right:  Tony Wu, Keegan Jebb, Sushant Bhasin and Pritpal Kanhaiya

Enpact Technologies won the Most Entrepreneurial Project award sponsored by Structur3d Printing at the 2017 NE Design Symposium.

Structur3d Printing, co-founded by NE alumni Andrew Finkle (BASc ’10), has sponsored the award for the past three years.  Andrew says “We love learning about all of the amazing nano tech the program showcases every year!”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NE Design Symposium’s Best Poster and Prototype Award winners

Teams of fourth-year NE students presented the results of their Capstone Design projects at the program’s Design Symposium on March 24, 2017. Capstone Design challenges students to work in teams, applying the skills and knowledge they learned through their undergraduate degree, to conceptualize and design a solution to a real-world problem.

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