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Open Source Hardware Enterprise...

We are a brand-new Enterprise dedicated to the development, advancement, and availability of open-source hardware. Being a new Enterprise, we are lacking funds to get our projects off the ground. Unlike open-source software, hardware development is costly. We are currently split between managing our...

$1,523 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
General Expedition and Adventure...

The outdoor recreation sector is an expansive consumer industry, which provides an opportunity for further education and innovation for students, and companies. GEAR Enterprise focuses on designing, modeling, testing, prototyping and manufacturing a wide variety of goods and equipment used in...

$560 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Great Lakes Research Center Buoy...

Every year the Great Lakes experience a vast array of different weather conditions. For battery operated weather buoys, this weather can cause numerous issues in regards to power management.

$1,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Operation Employment—Veterans as...

Over a million of our nation's veterans are currently returning to the United States from their overseas posts. Yet the economic activity of veterans in their post-military career is vastly unknown and could have great positive effects on our nation's economy—and veterans themselves—if better...

$0 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Supermileage Systems Enterprise...

Due to increasingly strict fuel standards and the need to reduce the United States’ dependency on oil, the auto industry must develop new methods for increasing fuel mileage in their fleets.Michigan Technological University's Supermileage team is rising to the challenge by developing vehicles that...

$10,520 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
International Business Ventures...

To improve the capabilities and safety of low-cost ventilators, the International Business Ventures Enterprise is designing a simple yet reliable ventilator that can be stockpiled by hospitals.

$0 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Device to Detect a Heartbeat in an...

Oftentimes, in non-centralized regions of third world countries, the people present at the birth of a child have neither the training nor the equipment necessary to determine whether a non-responsive infant is living or stillborn. Students in the International Business Ventures Enterprise at...

$260 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Baby Tears: Assessing Nutrition in...

Imagine if we could recognize nutritional deficiencies in infants and children before they cause serious medical damage. With only a single teardrop, we think it is possible to detect someone's vitamin levels in the same way blood plasma tests currently do, but through a quick—and completely...

$2,511 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Investigating Growth Media Effects...

SIUE Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network is partnering with Filtrexx, St. Louis Composting, and Illinois American Water to install a vegetable rooftop garden. Four vegetable varieties will be grown in three growth media blends of compost and drinking water treatment solids. The quality and...

$1,110 (funded)
$8,100 (goal)
Improving Health Care in...

Having already implemented a mobile health clinic in Ghana in 2013, we are in the process of gathering more medical supplies. Our hope is to raise enough funds to purchase and ship a portable x-ray machine as well as other vital medical supplies.

$2,675 (funded)
$4,000 (goal)

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