Villanova Innovation Update Day 2016: Re-Imagining the Future

Posted by James Vaughan (VSB '18), on December 5th, 2016.

img_0185Innovation Update Day is an ICE Institute event focused on showcasing emerging technologies and applications that have the potential to change the world. In the 3rd annually held event, participants celebrated the “what ifs” in life – a future re-imagined. What if cars could drive themselves? What if we could grow our own organs? What if we could turn deserts into forests? What if robots were more like students? What if an exoskeleton could help people walk?

Currently, groundbreaking innovations are being made in a variety of fields that will completely transform industries, markets, and consumer behavior. Read more…



ICE Challenge IdeaBounce® Fall 2016

Posted by Maria Roscoe (VSB '18), on November 28th, 2016.

On November 16th, the ICE Institute held its ICE Challenge IdeaBounce® for groups from colleges university-wide to pitch their ideas in 90 seconds. The groups that participated in the program were the top winners from individual class pitch sessions within the School of Business, College of Engineering, and the College of Nursing.

A few highlights of the evening included Ringmaster, IT Case, and the Over the Door Stop. The Ringmaster is a ring that one can use to find out the alcohol content of a drink in order to promote fashionably safe Read more…



Villanova Women in Tech Take Over the Idea Accelerator

Posted by Fabiana Espino (VSB '17), on November 17th, 2016.

10/26/16 Women in Tech CodeGirl Movie Night

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CodeGirl is a movie that takes you through the journey of high school girls from around the world as they attempt to solve issues in their communities through technology. The dedication and perseverance that these girls put forth in their projects motivated me to keep pursuing a career in the tech industry because although programming can be difficult, the outcomes are rewarding. Having the ability to create anything with a computer is pretty remarkable, and even better when you can use your abilities to make others’ lives more efficient. Read more…