2017 was good to us!
The 2017 NEC competition welcomed finalist teams from seven separate institutions with submissions ranging from social enterprises, student inventions to community partnerships.
Travelers Bracelet - 1st place Gonzaga University
Wearable technology to prevent loss or theft of property while traveling.
Sense Service - 2nd place Washington State University
Providing e-commerce level analytics to brick-and-mortar stores using audio feedback collection devices at the point of sale.
Hitch Hiker - 3rd place Mead High School
A mobile app that allows ride sharing among broad population groups in a safe way.
Illusory Gear Box - 1st place Riverpoint Academy
Custom, wooden toy kits that children can assemble and interact with in a variety of ways.
Titan Tactical Innovations - 2nd place Riverpoint Academy
Providing secure and easy way for military service people to carry tourniquets within their existing tactical vests, saving space and lives.
Polymorphic Games - 3rd place University of Idaho
Unique video game platform where the antagonist evolves based on the skill of the game player.
Style Her Empowered - 1st place University of Idaho
Providing girls in the developing world a way to become economically self-sustainable and educated through the creation of school uniforms.
Slider Shears - 2nd place Whitworth University
Innovative new shears for use in the hair salon industry that reduce repetitive motion injuries.
Barrel CRM - 3rd place University of Idaho
Online and mobile CRM app for businesses in the craft beer and wine industry.