In this segment, Andy takes us to the Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prize Award Ceremony, where U of I Junior Jonathan Naber was awarded the $30,000 prize.

This prize at Illinois encourages the creation of new, sustainable solutions to real world problems. Naber has developed an affordable prosthetic arm to serve populations in underdeveloped countries. Guided by his passion for helping those less fortunate, Jonathan and his team, the Illini Prosthetics Team, used low-cost materials to create an arm that is extremely functional, durable and easily manufactured.

The second episode of Innovate @ Illinois focuses on honoring innovators and entrepreneurs.

Innovate @ Illinois is a new show about entrepreneurship and technology commercialization happening right here at the University of Illinois. We highlight faculty, staff, and students who are taking their research and innovation to the next step.

The University of Illinois has a strong network of resources and services to support entrepreneurs through programs, education, funding, and technical assistance. Innovate @ Illinois will highlight companies popping up on campus and in the local community, and share their success stories.

Innovate @ Illinois is hosted by Andy Singer, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center.

Innovate @ Illinois is a UI-7 Production, brought to you by the Technology Entrepreneur Center and EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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