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Four MCW teams win statewide innovation competition sponsored by Foxconn

Recently, the Medical College of Wisconsin learned that four teams led by its faculty members and students are among the 13 winners of a statewide innovation competition, Smart Cities – Smart Futures, sponsored by Foxconn Technology Group. Foxconn’s goal for this grant competition is to invest in a broad spectrum of new ideas generated by college and university teams throughout the state to improve the health and quality of life of Wisconsin communities. Smart Cities – Smart Futures started in 2018 and will award up to $1 million over three years.

Foxconn launched the second year of Smart Cities – Smart Futures in September. The competition focuses on various themes, such as smart mobility, smart buildings, smart homes, smart energy and smart health. More than 70 teams, including 11 from MCW, submitted Round One proposals in October 2019. Twenty-five of these teams, including five teams led by MCW faculty members and students, moved on to Round Two and submitted final applications in early December. On Thursday, December 19, 2019, at an event at Carroll University in Waukesha, Smart Cities – Smart Futures representatives announced 13 overall winners of the competition. MCW’s four winners were the most of any school in the contest. 

MCW’s Smart Cities – Smart Futures Round 2 Grand Prize Finalist winning teams captained by:

  • Joseph Bovi, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology
  • Bradley Gershkowitz, student, School of Medicine

MCW’s Smart Cities – Smart Futures Round 2 Finalist winning teams captained by:

  • Vasil Kukushliev, student, School of Medicine
  • Thomas Chelimsky, MD, professor of neurology

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