Healthcare Innovation Competition (rebroadcast) / Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Healthcare Innovation Competition (rebroadcast from May 5, 2014)

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 this special rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF TV.

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Thomas Edison, the man who developed Gatorade, and the creator of air conditioning are among the members of the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take a look at this group of legendary innovators, and speak to one of the honorees—a USF professor who’s a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology.

Video Extras

Healthcare Innovation Competition: Sol Sterilis

Video Extras

Healthcare Innovation Competition: Sono Station

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.

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.

More Information: 

Healthcare Innovation Competition
USF Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Michael Fountain, director, or Lu Thompson 813-974-7900
Smartway (winning product) website
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Inaugural Induction Ceremony & Gala September 10 in Tampa
Tickets available by contacting above

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

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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