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Oculus-ASR Nanosatellite

The mission of the Oculus-ASR nanosatellite is to aid in calibration of algorithms and a global array of telescopes that, using unresolved optical imagery, can determine spacecraft attitude and shape. The program will be used to determine the missions and intentions of unfriendly or unknown...

$6,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Vent-A-Nation: International...

The International Business Venture Enterprise (IBV) at Michigan Technological University is a Biomedical Enterprise that focuses on providing solutions for global medical problems. To improve the capabilities and safety of low-cost ventilators, we are designing a simple yet reliable...

$1,010 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
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)
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)
MTU Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise

Michigan Tech's 2016 Baja car is on track to be the fastest, most technologically advanced Mini-Baja car to date. It is expected to have the lightest chassis, fastest acceleration and top speed, highest durability, and above all, win all three National Competitions.

$700 (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)
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)
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)
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)

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