Innovation Tournament 2011: The Winners Are …

Turning clunkers into hybrids and powering Tanzanian villages with rechargeable batteries are just a couple of the ideas to come out of Knowledge@Wharton’s second annual Innovation Tournament. Sponsored jointly by K@W and Wipro Technologies, the tournament challenged innovators from around the world to compete for a total of $40,000 in cash prizes.

The top 14 submissions were invited to Philadelphia on April 27 to present their ideas to a panel of judges made up of academics and industry leaders. After the winners were announced, Knowledge@Wharton interviewed the victors in each category and the grand prize winner:

Best new customer-centric innovation: L3, a new video encryption technology, represented by Anil Gupte:

 

Best new sustainability innovation: Welectricity, a social networking site that encourages energy savings, represented by Herbert Samuel:

 

Best implemented customer-centric innovation: WiseWindow, a data service that collects, sorts and displays customized business intelligence in real time, represented by Alex Costakis:

 

Best implemented sustainability innovation: Revolo, a process that converts old automobiles into hybrids, represented by Rajeev Kulkarni:

 

Grand prize winner: EGG-energy, a battery swapping service in Tanzania, represented by Rhonda Jordan:

Check out Knowledge@Wharton Wednesday for more coverage of the Innovation Tournament.

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