Separate from the EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series, the Baker Institute offers the iPrize, an annual cash prize for a new idea, invention, or innovation.

The iPrize is open to Lehigh University students. Finalists are required to exhibit during the Innovation Alley event at the annual Innovate! Celebrate! awards dinner on April 12, 2016. Winner(s) of the i Prize are announced at the awards dinner. A cash prize of up to $1,500 is divided among the winners.

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Recent winners:

Steve Boerner ’15G (first place) for Hatch House, an entrepreneurial live-work space; Brian Flynn ’15G (second place) for Munchr, a food delivery app; and David DiFrancesco ’16 and Tyler Bond ’15 (third place) for Crafty, a craft beer discovery tool app – See article

(tie) Benjamin Hain ’14, creator of Green Wave, a no-money-down system for insulating houses; and graduate student Chongzhao Wu for the terahertz semiconductor laser for a space telescope – See poster

Jessie Garcia ’12 ’13G, creator of Tozuda’s low-tech, force-detecting mouth guard for athletes – See poster See video

Allyson Coff ’12 and Alexander Galakatos ’12, founders of Streamback, which combines music downloading and charitable giving – See article



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