Winners announced for Proteus Innovation Competition

After an intense four-month competition, the Proteus Innovation Competition has come to a close. This year, competitors were tasked with developing a viable commercialization strategy for either a hand-held breast scanner, a cloud-based data collection app or a mirror box for lower-extremity therapy.

The winners were decided at the Proteus Live Pitch Finale on March 2, and include several Robarts trainees. Congratulations to the following competition winners:

Team Apex

Cloud-Based Data Collection App
Alexander Moszczynski, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience
Supervisor: Dr. Michael J. Strong
Andrew Kope, Lead Data Scientist, Bridgit
Patrick McCunn, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Supervisor: Robert Bartha, PhD


Hand-Held Breast Scanner
Tomi Nano, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Supervisor: Ian Cunningham, PhD
Justin Michael, MESc Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Supervisor: Aaron Fenster, PhD
Maya Kumar, PhD Candidate, Entrepreneurship, Ivey School of Business
Terenz Escartin, MSc Candidate, Medical Biophysics
Supervisor: Ian Cunningham, PhD

Team Medical Innovation Fellows

Mirror Box for Lower-Extremity Therapy
Esther Lau, MD, Medical Innovation Fellow
Ashley Hannon, PhD, Medical Innovation Fellow
Solmaz Karamdoust, PhD, Medical Innovation Fellow
Members of Team Medical Innovation Fellows work at Robarts Research Institute and WORLDiscoveries, collaborating closely with a variety of faculty and clinicians, including Robarts scientists Aaron Fenster, PhD, David Holdsworth, PhD, and Matthew Teeter, PhD.