Curamei Wins Convergence Innovation Competition
Dec 01, 2022 — Atlanta, GA
Curamei was named the winner of the Georgia Tech Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) for fall 2022. Curamei, founded by Aditya Singh and his father, seeks to save healthcare providers time and money by connecting siloed clinical workflows into a single, easy-to-use place to search, view, and manage information across a healthcare clinic's operations. Their software platform sits atop existing workflows currently used in clinics—consolidating and connecting the data. Their platform offers a simple, easy-to-use interface to gain more insight about their patients and more easily view a patient’s accumulated electronic health data. They have partnered with two clinics in Florida to pilot their provider-facing platform.
Singh, an undergraduate computer engineering student in the College of Engineering, not only won first place, but he also earned entry into Georgia Tech’s CREATE-X program where he will participate in the “CREATE-X LAUNCH” phase of the program. This startup launch phase provides startups with $5,000 in seed funding and $30,000 worth of in-kind services, including legal and accounting services, coaching, space, mentorship, visibility, and IP protection. Startup Launch is a 12-week summer program where students and alumni “intern” to launch their own startup. Teams receive coaching and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and notable Georgia Tech alumni and gain access to Atlanta's rich entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Sponsored twice every year by Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), the Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is dedicated to helping students create and showcase innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus and industry resources and guidance. The CIC reflects the values of the competition and focuses on objectives from Georgia Tech’s strategic plan, the Institute for People and Technology’s research pillars, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals.
This year’s competition judges were:
- Tashira Gibbs, Microsoft Corporation
- Carrie Merck, Ansell Corporation
- John Avery, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech
- Rahul Saxena, CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
- Leigh McCook, Institute for People and Technology
In addition to Curamei, there were three other finalist teams competing for first place in the final stage of judging. The three finalist teams were:
Scanner Digital Demonstrator
This team developed a digital demonstrator prototype aimed at providing students an opportunity to gain hands-on learning experience by replacing a physical instrument when these physical instruments are not readily available. They presented a laser scanner which could be applied in a building construction scenario. Team members are Steven Kangisser, doctoral student in the School of Building Construction, and Abhishek Shankar, a graduate student in the School of Industrial Design.
This team developed an app that allows users to take a picture of the food items inside their refrigerator, and based on that picture, get offered recipes using the ingredients identified by the app. Team members are Raj Janardhan, Kartik Narang, Harsha Karanth, and Ninaad Lakshman. They are undergraduate computer science students in the College of Computing.
This team built a keyboard extension [application] that reframes negative texts into more positive texts. Team members are Taiwei Shi, Yuting Shen, Yuqing Huang, and Shih-Huan Chou. They are undergraduate computer science students in the College of Computing.