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Horn Entrepreneurship

Tech Innovation Showcase


Horn Entrepreneurship announces the first University of Delaware Tech Innovation Showcase on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:30 to 5 p.m. in Perkins Student Center. The showcase is an opportunity to engage with UD’s top scientists and engineers who are creating solutions to the world’s biggest problems.

Admission is $50. Early bird tickets are $25 through September 19. Student tickets are $5. To register for the event, visit https://bit.ly/2PdThS2.


1 p.m. Welcome and keynote address by Lydia McClure, Vice President of Scientific Partnerships, Translational Research Institute (TRI)
2 p.m. Panel discussion on commercializing deep tech science
3 to 5 p.m. Tech Innovation Showcase featuring seventeen UD startups and inventions

Tech Innovation Showcase Exhibitors

Seventeen teams will present their innovations and inventions. Exhibitors will include both startups and potential licensing deals in the following industries: advanced materials, agriculture, electronics/robotics, energy/cleantech, healthcare/biotech and software.




Amy Cowperthwait and Amy Bucha



Bruce Boman and Anne Shehab


ImmunoStrip Test

Yuriy Markushin, Simone Johnson and Taylor Brown from Delaware State University


Resonate Forward

Theresa Litherland, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Richard Martin, Bruce Chase, Scott Jones, John Rabolt and Param Sreekanth


A Tissue-Engineering Platform to Induce Dormancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells (UD 18-19)

John Slater and Shantanu Pradhan


Advanced Materials


Hao Liu and Erik Thostenson



Mass Propagation of Miscanthus×giganteus

Betrand Hankoua and Philip Bissiwu from Delaware State University


Regulatory Non-Coding RNAs as Determinants of Male Sterility in Grasses and Other Monocotyledonous Plants (UD 14-18)

Blake Meyers, Viriginia Walbot and Jixian Zhai


A Method to Prepare Silver-Amended Carbon Sorbents for Drinking Water and Irrigation Water (UD 18-29)

Pei Chiu, Steven Lobo and Danhui Xi




Yuping Zeng, Kazy Shairar and Bruce Webber


TRIC Robotics

Adam Stager




Basu Saha, Kumar Kautharapu, Sarah Wenyon, Gary McDaniel and Louis Dinetta



Robert Opila, Meixi Chen, Abhishek Iyer, David Angel and Louis Dinetta



Cyber 20/20

John Cavazos and Sean Kilgalion



Jason Bamford, Keith Doggett and Jordan Gonzalez


Lyapunov Technologies

Duanyi Wei and Anthony Rossi


About Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.

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