iBall: Serving an ace that lights up the court. Tennis-lovers Nicolas Begasse de Dhaem and Julian Salama didn’t want to stop rallying. When nighttime got in their way, they created the iBall, a new type of tennis ball that provides visibility in low light. Covered in an electrically charged material with a battery-powered device inside, this groundbreaking ball will allow tennis enthusiasts to play well into the evening.
Posted March 3rd, 2010
The six finalist projects for the 2009-2010 Time Warner Cable Inno/Vention Competition – created by 12 graduate and undergraduate students – are not simply brilliant technical solutions: In keeping with the school’s academic philosophy of i2e – invention, innovation and entrepreneurship – each was subjected to rigorous business analysis that every great idea requires to quickly bridge the gap between technology and the marketplace.
Student participants labored from October to early March to develop “the next big thing” in science and engineering. They attended workshops on patent searches, market research and how to present to potential investors. They also received one-on-one business coaching.