Cornell Tech Startup Winners Deal With Health, Cost-Cutting

This year's Startup Awards winners are focused on autonomous vehicles, athlete injuries, the fashion industry and business vehicle fleets. All four will receive up to $100,000 and access to a collaborative workspace.

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Cornell Tech, the technology and business-oriented campus of Cornell University, has chosen four more student startup companies to receive coworking space and up to $100,000 as part of its eighth annual Startup Awards competition, according to a news release last week from the university.

The winners were Adiona, a medical emergency detection system for autonomous vehicles; BioBeat, which helps athletes avoid injury by monitoring their performance in real time through sensors fitted into athletic gear; Ikori, a platform that connects fashion designers with customers and manufacturers; and Oilo, which uses data to reduce the operational costs of vehicle fleets for small and medium-sized businesses.

“After over a year of working from home, these students have still found a way to build sustainable, tangible solutions to problems New Yorkers and the general public experience daily," Cornell Tech Vice Provost Greg Morrisett said in a public statement. "I’m so proud of this year’s group of Startup Awards finalists; they’ve been able to create these amazing projects all while working virtually during quite a tumultuous year. I’m confident that the Startup Award winners this year will all go on to make a meaningful contribution to New York City and beyond.”

According to the university, the competition aims to encourage students to create tech solutions to real-world challenges. Competition winners receive coworking space at the Tata Innovation Center as part of the $100,000 investment. The facility houses a mix of tech companies working alongside Cornell academic teams, as well as tech startups working toward future growth and established companies developing new products. Tenants include tech and investment firm Two Sigma, Citigroup, Ferrero International, Tata Consultancy Services and NYC FIRST.

For more information on the awards or other Cornell Tech programs, visit tech.cornell.edu