2016 Top 100 Entries


The following entries received the highest overall scores from the panel of judges.
They are listed in alphabetical order by title.

"The 3rdArm"- A Wearable Robotic Limb for Augmenting Human Abilities

1,000x Better Data Compression and Real-Time Decoding of High-Resolution Maps

A Highly Efficient, Compact And Affordable Engine For Use With Diesel Or Natural Gas

A Novel Quantum Optoelectronic Image Stabilization Device

A Novel Technology for Use in Portable Medical Imagers

A Novel Variable-Inertia Flywheel Based Kinetic Energy Recovery and Storage System

Adaptor/Connector With Alarm

Adjustable Size Duct Inlet System

Advanced 3D Volumetric Display

Anti-cavitation Water Pump Control

ARGEE Technology Turns I/O Devices into Field Logic Controllers (FLCs) for Flexible, Cost-effective Control

Asymmetric Dielectric Elastomer Composite Material

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Automated Software System For The Simulation Of Arcing In Spacecraft On Board Power Electronics Equipment

Autonomous Slat-Cove Filler Device

Autonomous Soil Assessment System

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle - Seastick 1000

Battery Testing System Enabling Hobbyists to Create High Performance Lithium Battery Packs

Card On Guard

CarTech Temper Tough-HD and Temper Tough-LN Alloys for Automotive Lightweighting

Castrol Reinvents the Oil Change with NEXCEL

Clavicle Scutums

Clean Brake Performance

Compact And Modular Atkinson Cycle Engine

Compact and Portable Magnetic Levitation Platform for Rapid, On-Site Disease Diagnostics

Continuous Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor

Convective Heating Improvement For Emergency Fire Shelters (CHIEFS) - Improved Performance Of Emergency Fire Shelters For Wildland Firefighters


Creating a Spacefaring Future for Humanity by Exploring the Final Frontier with Low-Cost, Open-Source Nanosatellites

DenerveX Device

Desolenator - Water From Sunshine

Displacement Hull with Integrated Propulsion

Disrupting Severe Sepsis with an Innovative Filter

Dramatic Wear Reduction in Engine Compartment Components Using Iron-Doped Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings (Fe-DLCs)

Dual Inverter Precise Power System

EasyPET - A Simplified High-performance PET System For Preclinical Trials

Epiphany!™ Digital Flow Optimizer – Conservation without Compromise


Fabrication of Mulitlayer Ferritin Arrays

Fire Mash: A Nanotechnology Solution to Forest Fires with Fast Ecological Restoration of Affected Areas

Flash® Bainite - High Performance Armor 22

Flexible Circuitry for Damage Detection in Intelligent Sensor Systems

Fluid-Driven Emergency Lighting

FRUITFLY: Programmable Arduino/Galileo Autonomous Drone Printed Circuit Board

Gearing the Future - Reluctance Magnetic Gear

GlidePath – Intelligent Driver Assistance System at Traffic Signals

Global Environmental Monitoring network

Global Fittings Concepts – Configurable Push-To-Connect Fittings

Grain Dome

Green Technology

Healable Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites

High Temperature Resins

Highly Effective Personal Water Filters Using Nanotechnology for Worldwide Markets

Hydration Tracking Wearable

Hyliion - Hybrid Technology for Semi-Trailers and the Trucking Industry

Hyper4 High Efficiency Engine

Infant Care System, A Therapeutic Wearable For Babies

Injectable Stimulators Based On Electronic Rectification Of High Frequency Current Bursts For Neuroprostheses


InSpec Snapshot Surface Gage

Kiasu TAG

Lunar Surface Manipulation System

Medella Health


Mobility Assist: A Sit to Stand Device to Improve Quality of Life and Independence for Persons with Functional Limitations

Nanoparticle Biomarker Screening and Detection

New Wing Design Exponentially Increases Total Aircraft Efficiency

Non-contact Tire Pressure Reader

Novel Ultra Low-Cost Fully Automated Vein Detection System

PhantomCor: Dynamic, Multimodal, Modular Heart Phantom

Piston Deactivation Engine

Planetary Rotor Engine for Military Drones

Pocket Inverter (2kW/240Vac) For Sustainable Energy Applications

Polychromatic Surgical Laser Spares Healthy Tissues

PremieBreathe: A Low-cost Breathing Aid For Newborns In Low-resource Settings

Revolution Through Pollution

Robotic Automated Erosion Coating System

Saving Lives with Aircraft-Ground Collision Prevention System

Sensing Magnetic Fields with an Innovative Optical Waveguide Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG)

Shape Memory Alloy Based Safety Latch


Solar Reflective Pigment Dispersant

Super Ultra Low Emission Diesel Electric Hybrid Motorcycle

Super-Accurate Liquid-Level Sensing for Industrial Applications

Supercritical Air Mobility Pack (SCAMP)

The "Lighting Bug" Technology

The AMOCATIC Generator

The cerVIA System - Automated, Accurate and Accessible Cervical Cancer Screening

The Hydrosac Multiponic System

The NanoWell: A Passive Approach to Water Generation

The RI Hand, an Affordable, Multi-Functional 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand with a Sense of Feeling

The SunSaluter

Thermal-regeneration Air Purifier for Indoor Volatile Organic Compounds

Thermoplastic Composite Sandwich Panel Fabrication System

Ultralight Electric Bus

UMotor - Over-Expanded Engine

Viral Diagnostic Technology

Virtuoso - Embedded Virtual Device Framework

X-Drive: Powered Wheel Chair Conversion

Xogo: Empowering People With Disabilities to Access Technology