An intense prototyping Bootcamp, 10 amazing teams and a Demo Day to face: Inventor has just ended.
We are used to thinking of inventors as mythological figures, but they are not: every city is full of brilliants minds who are looking for a way to express themselves.
This is why Inventor exists: to offer university students, fond of technology and innovation, the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality.
The script is always the same: in just 10 days Inventors learn to ideate, prototype and pitch as real experts.
Here are the prototypes presented on the occasion of the Demo Day:
- SNUGGY: an interactive tablet to entice children to eat
- TETRACTION: a game controller for tetraplegic people
- PIPEIN: a detection tool able to find leaks in water pipes
- ALDEBARAN: a tool that removes space debris
- OPP!: an app that combines tickets for public transport, electric scooters, and car-sharing.
- SPOTTER: a fake news detection plug-in that separates news on the basis of the authority of the source
- E-BUTTON: a button that tracks people’s position in case of an earthquake in order to simplify rescue operations
- REPLACETIC: a plastic collection service that turns the rubbish collected into modular blocks available to build sidewalks
- U-MOVE: a helmet for bikers with sensors that point out approaching vehicles
- VALTECH: a shoe insert with sensors capable of detecting old people’s falls
After 10 days and nights of work, tentatives, reworks, failures, striving, frustration, teamwork, bonding, support and pitching, the winner of the Demo Day is PIPEIN.
All this has been possible thanks to the support of Fondazione Agnelli, CDI Italia, Camera di Commercio di Torino, Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori Torino, Università degli studi di Torino, Politecnico di torino, IAAD, Fablab Torino, Toolbox Coworking and Unicredit.
But the best thing about Inventor is that the Demo Day is only the starting point for the future of our Inventors.