2020 Top 100 Entries

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

1mm-Thin Polymer Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

3D Digital Soil Maps

3D Printing of High-Performance Ti Alloys

A Chip Off the Old Box: Painless Defibrillation

A Machine to Keep Human Livers Alive Outside the Body for One Week

Advanced Bionics HiRes™ Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant

Airtomo Air Purification System

An 8 mW Fully Integrated Resonant MEMS Micro-Mass Sensor

An Automated Process for Apparel Manufacturing

Attentiv Catheter - A Sensor-integrated Solution for IV Infiltration Detection

Automobile Wheel Straightening

Avalanche Photodiode Bias Supply for High Volume Applications

Battery Health Sentry

Bioadhesive for Cornea Tissue Regeneration

BlueBattery - Storing Renewable Energy Using Water and Table Salt

Bridgefy - Making Apps Work Without Internet

Bringing Comfort To Refugee Camps

Chem-Free Solutions

CITS Combustion Engine Technology

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Prevention

Customizable Tissue Engineering Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

DeepDroneID: Remote Drone Identification and Payload Monitoring System

Drone Video Assisted Team Member Coordination in Tactical Situations

Dual Radial Gap Electric Motor Vehicle Conversion Kit

Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance for Quadrotors with Event Cameras

Earlier Lung Cancer Screening Using the Exoutcancer System


Electric Field Imaging Systems

Electric Vehicle Regenerative Acceleration Innovation

Electrochemical Recycling Electronic Constituents of Value (E-RECOV)

Enabling Production of Stranded Natural Gas: Eliminating Flaring and Providing Clean Water


EnviroCool Hybrid Super Truck - Modular Upgrade Platform

Fast Infrared Probe for Cancer Detection

First Responder Sensor Array System

Flash Graphene

Frame Steered Chassis Virtual Pivot Steering (VPS) Timoney Steering System

Fully Multimedia Autonomous System

Gas-Filled Acoustic Suspension Speaker

Gigabot X: Recycling Plastic via Pellet 3D Printing

Glucowaves for Convenient Pain-free Blood Glucose Level Monitoring

GREI: Graphene-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators Seismic Isolation of Structures

GUARDIAN - Touch-free, Remote, and Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring of Covid-19 Patients

Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Photoresists for Next-Generation Microelectronics

Inexpensive Thermal Imaging Camera With Open Interface

LCS Smart Hot Water Heater

Life After Mastectomy: Development of Functional Breast Implant Using Reverse Engineering


Low Noise Laser for LIDAR

Making Electronics Devices More Reliable Using the Novel Solution: ENIG-Premium

Meet Petal, the First Disruptive Innovation in Waste Disposal Since 1875

Microfluidic Artificial Skin with Multiple Automatic Delivery Systems and Positive Oxygen for Treatment of Burn Wounds

Minimally Invasive Heart Pump for Heart Failure

Multiphysics Design of Narrow Gap Laser Weld Joints


Niobium Connector (NiobiCon™)

Novel Method of Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Pelvic Floor Pain, Healing and Management

Novel Wickless Heat Spreader for Thermal Management of Earth and Space Based Electronics

Plant Based Biological Air Filtration

PrintIC - Flexible and Recyclable Integrated Circuits and Systems

Pronto Bottle

PUR-Ethanol: The Future of Biofuel Production


Radibond - Superior Assembly of Lightweight Materials for Transportation

Range Extender Engine With Internal Heat Recovery – RECOVER for Hybrid-electric Vehicles

Ready Teddy

Reducing Climate Change with Waste to Energy

RepelWrap - a Nature-inspired Surface Technology for Repelling Contamination

Ring - Prosthetic Leg Grows Along with Children

Rotating Liner Engine, Minimize Diesel Engine Friction

"SALVARE” - An Autonomous Rescue and Surveillance Bot

Second Generation RADIALcvt (Continuously Variable Transmission)

Securing IoT

SelectFlex® the World’s Only Dynamic Arch Control Insole

Silver Lock Fastener

Solidified Natural Gas (SNG) for Safe Storage and Transport of Natural Gas

Stealthy Radars Immune from Jamming and Interference


Sunthetics: Electrifying the Chemical Industry through Artificial Intelligence

SynthoPlate Artificial Platelet Platform

Taking The Guesswork Out of Brain Surgery!

The Future for Helmets is Now - Introducing Fluid Displacement Technology

The Future of the Four Stroke Internal Combustion Engine

The World's First Filtered Water Bottle Made From Plants!

Thermionic Wave Generator (TWG)


Three-Dimensional Printing of Multicomponent Glasses

Transformational Li-ion Batteries with ≥10x Longer Life/Safer than Current LIBs

Tribo-CAS Film

TriboFuge - Water from Air Harvester

ULTRARAM™: Compound Semiconductor Universal Memory

Vehicle Threat Detection System (VTDS)

VForce® Autonomous Platform

Virtual Reality Laboratory to Teach Manufacturing Classes Online: Responses to Convid-19 Shutdowns

Virtual Smart White Cane for Obstacle Detection

Wall Intengrated Oxy-fuel Combustion for Piston Engines

Wearable Continuous Blood Pressure Monitors

Wearable Gas Sensor With Self-heating Capability

Zibrio SmartScale