logo of Proteus Innovation CompetitionA team from Windsor engineering claimed a $5,000 prize in the student Proteus Innovation Competition.

Windsor team finishes atop technology commercialization competition

A business plan to use made-to-order components to dissipate kinetic energy and improve the safety of riders in a vehicle crash earned a $5,000 prize for a team of UWindsor engineering students.

CIMD Solutions: John Magliaro, Anthony Gudisey, and Aryen Shakib; and WinTech: Ghida Hamoud; were the two finalists in the division of the Proteus Innovation Competition seeking business plan ideas for professor Bill Altenhof’s patented “Kinetic Energy Dissipation System” technology.

The competition challenges participants to create a commercialization plan for one of five technologies developed by researchers at Ontario universities: Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo, and Western, as well as Windsor.

The final pitch session on March 31 saw the CIMD Solutions team claim top honours in its category.

Tina Suntres, innovation administration co-ordinator in the Office of Research and Innovation Services, was the Windsor lead in organizing the competition. To learn more, visit the Proteus Innovation Competition website: https://proteusic.com/.

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