NE alumni win global runner-up prize in James Dyson Award competition

Thursday, November 19, 2020

NE alumni startup Scope won the International Runner-up prize in the 2020 James Dyson Award, a global competition for student inventors.  


Congratulations to NE class of 2020 alumni, Holden Beggs, Alisha Bhanji, Fernando Pena Cantu, Zhenle Cao and Ishan Mishra, on their latest success. With this win, they finished in the top four out of 1,800 entries from 27 countries.

Scope’s electrically tunable lenses can quickly adjust their zoom without pixelation, correct for optical aberrations and adapt to any condition to take high quality pictures without losing image quality. While the technology is an obvious and perfect fit for smartphones, it holds potential for a wide range of additional applications.

For more information about Scope’s technology and success in the world-reknown Dyson competition, read Zooming into the future of optics, in Waterloo Stories.

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