Spring 2019 Convergence Innovation Competition Winners Announced

Spring 2019 Convergence Innovation Competition Winners Announced

Alyson Powell Key
April 24, 2019
On April 9-10, 27 student teams at gathered at Georgia Tech's campuses in Atlanta and Metz for the demo and judging finale of the Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC). The semester-long competition encourages students to create innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus resources and industry guidance.

Congratulations to the winning teams in the Spring 2019 competition:

Health and Wellness
1st place - Care Connect, leveraging technology to connect families with their loved ones.

2nd place - Wildfire Lookout, an app that helps California residents get accurate up-to-date alerts, evacuation plans, and other relevant information during wildfires.

Climate Solutions
1st place - myshadow, an app to help makeup users find eyeshadow swatches that feature products on models with a skin tone similar to their own.

2nd place - Fly Aware, an air travel carbon footprint calculator in the form of a Chrome extension.

Players and Fans
1st place - WanderShop, an all-in-one travel planner, bringing the e-commerce experience to travel booking.

2nd place - TeamUp, aims to aid in and enhance transdisciplinary team formation to spark technical projects that producing meaningful solutions to significant social problems.

The CIC is open to all Georgia Tech students, both graduate and undergraduate; graduates enrolled in the previous semester are also eligible to participate. The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and the Research Network Operations Center (RNOC) produce the competition during the fall and spring semesters. The CIC is sponsored by industry and community partners; Verizon sponsored this semester's competition.

Participants have access to a lending library of mobile and IOT devices, networks, and development resources through RNOC, which supports academic and research innovation across Georgia Tech.

CIC winners have gone on to other competitions, commercialization opportunities, as well as internships and future jobs strengthened by their competition experience. Learn more about how to sponsor or participate in the competition at cic.gatech.edu.

Additional Media: 
Wildfire Lookout
Wildfire Lookout
Care Connect
Care Connect
myshadow
myshadow
Fly Aware
Fly Aware
WanderShop
WanderShop
TeamUp
TeamUp

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