Top 10 Finalists for Ocean Exchange 2015
Solutions will be presented on October 11-13 in Savannah, GA
Recyclable and Biodegradable Materials 
by Compadre

Airflow™ Panels
Energy Saving Gills for Buildings 
by Architectural Applications

Hybrid Heat Exchanger
Electricity on Aircraft

Low Cost Energy Storage
Using an Iron Flow Battery
by ESS, Inc.

Fully Autonomous Electric Flying Vehicle
by Matternet, Inc.

Smart LED Grow Light
Maximize Biomass Production While Reducing Energy Consumption
by Phytosynthetix

Turning Buildings into Batteries
by QCoefficient

Zero Blade Wind Energy Converter
by Saphon

Energy Efficient, Low Emission Ignition
by Transient Plasma Systems

Hybrid Electric Powertrain
by XL Hybrids
Each year, the Ocean Exchange seeks innovative, proactive and globally scalable solutions with working prototypes and applications that can cross industries, economies and cultures. Twenty-four experts from around the world reviewed and selected the top 10 solutions with the greatest ability to transform industries.

These innovators will compete for one of these awards:
  • The Gulfstream® Navigator Award 2015 will be given to the solution that best demonstrates the greatest potential to Accelerate Sustainability with applicability across multiple industries generating positive impact on the environment, economics and health while respecting cultures around the world.
  • The WWL Orcelle® Award 2015 will be given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine- and land-based technologies that are commercially viable.
These 8 Collegiate Innovators
will present their solutions on 
Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Savannah, GA

Opus 12
Renewable Fuel Production from Carbon Dioxide

Stanford University
Resource Recovery from Waste Water
A Sustainable Water Treatment/Recovery Process
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Green Technology Artificial Reefs
Artificial Reefs from Cement and Nutrient Mixtures
Valdosta State University
Surya Conversions
Hybrid Electric Conversion Kits for Auto Rickshaws in Developing Countries
University of Colorado-Boulder
Prosumer Grid
Simulate & Optimize the Operation of Distributed Energy Resources/Grid
Georgia Institute of Technology
NTi Technology
Functional Coating for Self-Disinfection
Cornell University
Cooking with Stored Solar Heat
Maintain Traditional Cooking Methods in the Developing World without Use of Fuel, Flame, & Emissions
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Biometric System to Upcycle Waste from Meat, Fish, and Bone 
Savannah College of Art & Design

BIG Pitch facilitates the adoption of undergraduate and graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment.

BIG Pitch is part of the Business Innovation Group of the Center for Entrepreneurship Learning & Leadership at Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration.
Join us at the annual event on October 11-13, 2015 in Savannah, GA. You can attend as a voting delegate or in a or non-voting capacity.
  • Voting delegates must attend all presentations by the top ten finalists, participate in small group discussions about the solutions, and ultimately choose the winners of the Gulfstream® Navigator and WWL Orcelle® awards. 
  • Non-voting Delegates may attend the same events, but without casting a vote.

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