Two Rutgers University-based startups present concepts to Congress

October 21, 2016 by  

Last month, two startups based on inventions from Rutgers University presented their innovations at University Startup Demo Day.

This event focuses on presenting new technology to corporate representatives, angel investors, and venture capitalists, as well as members of Congress and their staff.

The first company is Celvive Inc, founded by Hatem Sabaawy, who is an assistant professor at the school’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The company is working on refining the current technology for stem-cells used in regenerative medicines. For example, their new techniques might be able to help those with spinal cord injuries reacquire some functions.

The second company, XPEED Turbine Technology LLC, is creating technology focused on aerodynamics that could potentially improve the efficiency of wind turbines, decreasing the cost of wind energy. Javier Diez is the co-founder of XTT. He is also an associate professor at the Rutgers School of Engineering.

Rutgers University is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, close to Highland Park. According to the University, having these two startups chosen to participate in Demo Day is part of Rutgers’ focus on innovation. The school was recently ranked in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents.

When presenting ideas and innovations, many companies choose to use presentation folders and other printed materials to support their attendees and help them grasp the information put forward.