On Television

The 12 teams of students from 8 universities who took part in the 2nd Annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition (photo courtesy Candace Kaw)
Healthcare Innovation Competition
It’s “Shark Tank” – USF style – as students from eight Florida colleges recently faced off at the University of South Florida to see who created the most innovative healthcare technology. Find out who came out on top and took home the 10-thousand dollar grand prize on University Beat on WUSF TV.

On the Radio

USF students Andrea Little and Hector Angus pitch 1Apple grocery chain at the State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition
Healthcare Innovation Competition

From a Google Glass application for people with cognitive and physical disabilities to a grocery store chain that sells healthy food in low-income neighborhoods, some of the best student developed healthcare technology is being developed in the Sunshine State. But only one creation would reign supreme at the recent State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition. Find out who on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Ryan Ortega, USF College of Public Health Masters student, describes Sol Sterilis, a solar-powered autoclave he's designed with help from USF engineering students, brothers Michael and Robert Bair.

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Khalil Nasser, USF Morsani School of Medicine student, explains the Sono Station device he and classmate Hussain Basrawala presented at the 2nd Annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition.


For more information

USF Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Michael Fountain, director, or Lu Thompson 813-974-7900

Smartway (winning product) website



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