Congratulations to fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering students Holden Beggs, Alisha Bhanji, Zhenle Cao, Ishan Mishra and Fernando Pena. Their Capstone Design team, Scope, won $5,000 in the Concept $5K Finals that were held in Waterloo’s Student Life Centre on November 20, 2019.
The Concept $5K Grant supports University of Waterloo students who aspire to build an early-stage startup.
SannTek Labs, a Kitchener-based startup that developed out of a 2018 Nanotechnology Engineering Capstone Design project, has just completed a successful round of seed financing that will inject $2.6 million into the company’s efforts to develop its cannabis-detecting breathalyzer.
Congratulations to fourth-year Nanotechnology Engineering students Tiana Colantonio, Hillman Leung, Adrianus Sukuramsyah and Jonathan Wu for winning two micro-seed funding awards for their IuvoDerm wound-care product through the Engineer of the Future Fund. The team is aiming to help the many diabetic patients who suffer from nerve damage to heal faster from foot wounds, which would minimize their risk of life-changing complications.