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Mensch Prize for Embedded Intelligence in a Commercial Product

The Mensch Prize for Embedded Intelligence in a Commercial Product recognizes the engineering innovation, combined with entrepreneurship, team that best integrates embedded intelligence into a product for sale. Specifically, the award will be granted to a student team that can build a student-initiated prototype smart connected product with a business plan presented at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship New Venture Competition. Embedded Intelligence is characterized as the ability of a product to sense, process, communicate, and actuate (SPCA) based upon information gained from understanding both itself and others for the benefit of many. Many systems will perform tasks of SPCA a human could never perform with the same accuracy and benefit to mankind.