2018 Top 100 Entries


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

3D Printer Test Station

A Smart Point of Care Human Blood Analysis Device

A Sustainable Energy Technology : Generating Electricity and Producing Base

ABA Power

Advanced Method of Multi-stage Cold Forming of Titanium Opens Up New Perspectives

Aerogels from Environmental Wastes for Novel Engineering Applications

Air Centrifugation Device

AirWedge II

Aluminum Powered Electricity Generation

Ammonia Recovery System for Wastewater

An Automated System for Printing of Nano and Microscale Electronics and Sensors

An Integrated Solar Cell Reactor System Incorporating Two Processes: H2 Production and In-situ Electrochemical Catalyst

Applying Topology and Lattice Optimization to Reduce Stress Shielding from Hip Implants


Augmented Associate: Wearable Embedded Sensors for Future Manual Assembly

Automotive Stampings: Stronger than Titanium, Lighter than Aluminum to Make Vehicles >100lbs Lighter

Autonomous Anomaly Investigation Platform for Underwater Survey and Inspection

Autonomous UAS with ADS-B and Artificial Intelligence

Balance Assessment and Stability Alert Sensor

Bi-Toroid Transformer (BiTT) Load Isolation Transformer

Bio-Grid Antimicrobial Ceiling

BlinkEye: Communicate with a Blink of an Eye

Box-less, Omnidirectional and Full-Range Speaker

Braiding Technology Based Stent Concept for Endoluminal Usage in Coronary Bifurcations

CareWear Wearable Light Therapy

Composite Elastic Skins for Shape-Changing Structures

Continuously Controllable Diesel Fuel Injector

Culture and Tissue Patch for Organ-on-a-Chip

Dab - Unobtrusive ECG Holter Patch

Detecting Plastic Landmines

Direct Conversion of Natural Gas to Dimethyl Ether, an Ultra-Clean Synthetic Diesel for Power Generation in Oil & Gas Rigs

Don't Melt. MELD.™

ecoSPEARS: Sorbent Polymer Extraction and Remediation System

Efficient Carbon Capture and Conversion to Materials and Fuel

Eggxellent Plastic

Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (EZVI)

Enhancing Rock Penetration Efficiency by a Novel Bio-inspired Drill

Fall Prevention and Detection

Fiber Optic Augmented Reality System (FOARS) Vividly Displays Strain Measurements

Forest Waste to Hydrocarbons

FuelBOX : Smart and Connected Fuel Quality Sensor

Future Antenna Miniaturization Mechanism: Magnetoelectric Antennas

Graphene Based Inks for Printed Electronics



High Reynolds Number Nanofiber Production Technique

HiLLo-ORC : Semi-Hermetic Expander Technology for Converting Waste Heat to Electricity

Holographic Lenses

Hyper4 - High Efficiency Engine

Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control

In Situ Performance Monitoring of Piezoelectric Sensors and Accelerometers

Invisible Glass

IoT Water Control Management (WCM)

ISCAD - Electrical Drive with 0% Rare Earths, 25% Higher Driving Range and 100% Safety

Large Area Projection Sintering, a 3D Printing Technology


Lightweight Liquid Hydrogen Storage for Electric Aircraft

Melni Connectors

Meridian® FLEX Camera Testing Platform for Automotive Safety Applications

Miniaturized Air-Curtains for a Safer Breathing Environment

Miniaturized Batteryless and Wireless Monitoring Unit

Moses' Corridor for Laser Lithotripsy

Novel Fixed Flexing Linear Solar Energy Collector

Origami Steel Method

Palletizing Gripper

Pelican: A New Approach to Fueling Space Exploration

Phononic Vibes

Photo-Acoustic Sub Part-Per-Billion Chemical Sensing

Poizo - Smart Space Heater

Powering Desalination with Recycled Aluminum

Precious Car-Go [TM] Hot Car Death Prevention Alert

PV Robotics

ReGen-X Stepper Motor for EV Regenerative Acceleration

Remote​ ​Monitoring,​ ​Diagnostics,​ ​and​ ​Prognostics​ ​for​ ​Aircraft

Revolutionary, Eco-friendly and Non-toxic Glueless Bonding Technology to Replace Environmentally Challenging Adhesives

RollnCoat: Roll-to-Roll Hybrid Plasma Modular Coating System for High-Performance Thermal Control Films

Salmonecoli: A Smartphone Based Ultrasensitive Platform for Simultaneous Detection of Salmonella and E-Coli

Shark Inspired Structures for Improved Aerodynamics

Slotted Waveguide Antennae Stiffened Structures (SWASS)

SMALL Winds for BIG Savings

Smart Elements

Smart Lightweighting of Cars with 200kg

SOMAVAC® 100 Sustained Vacuum System

Streamliners Incorporated Miniskirt: Aerodynamic Fuel Savings for All Types of Semi Trailers

Stretchable Electronics for Stroke Recovery

SurgiBox: The Operating Room in a Backpack

Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR)

Transparent Armored Building Blocks for a New World View

Tri-Rotor Aircraft Capable of Vertical Takeoff and Landing and Transitioning to Forward Flight

Two-stroke Rotary Engine (Quasiturbine)

U-decipher Device for the Speech Impaired

Ultra-Low Power Analog-to-Digital Converter with Nano-electromechanical Relays

Ultra-low Power Compact Re-programmable Digital Circuits Using Micro-electromechanical Resonators

Ultrasound Tool to Break Down Blood Clots


Vara: Revolutionary Firearm Safety

VForce® Green Clean Game Changing Technology

Vivi Mobile EV Charging

Wandering Threads - Virtualizing SMP

X-Limb: The World's Most Usable Prosthetic Hand for Upper-Limb Amputees