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KCV IMPACT Competition awards six innovative projects.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Commercialization Ventures is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural KCV IMPACT (Innovative Mobile, Public Health, And Community-Oriented Technologies) Competition. The goal of the competition is to encourage ideation relevant to the improvement of the social, health, or economic conditions and highlight the value of innovators from across the state of Kentucky.

Winners receive up to $25,000 for their institutions to pursue the development of their solutions.

  • 1st place – $25,000 each
    • Dr. Rachel Tinius – WKU
      • BumptUp: an evidence-based digital technology to improve physical activity and health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women
    • Dr. Daniel Boamah – WKU
      • Development of a Multitenant Mixed/Virtual Reality Platform for Increasing Awareness of Implicit Bias in Child Welfare Decision-Making: A Public Health Crisis
  • Runners-up – $9,000 each (in no particular order)
    • Dr. Nicholas Caporusso – NKU
      • Cursor – Next-generation eye-tracking solutions
    • Dr. Kouroush Jenab – Morehead State University
      • Virtual Reality STEM and Workforce Training Platforms
    • Dr. Jamie Fredericks – EKU
      • Sample Collection Tool for Rapid DNA analysis
    • Dr. Christopher Lennon – Murray State University
      • Engineering of a novel self-cleaving intein tag for protein purification

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