Innovation in Action

Innovation in Action 2018 Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 finalists!


Innovation in Action Winners:

First Place — Heard

On-demand peer-to-peer support network for people experiencing flare-ups of chronic illnesses. Heard connects people who need support with people who are trained to offer support.

Team Members:

  • Anthony Dang – School of Public Health
  • Anne Fitzpatrick – College of LSA
  • Julia Dinoto – School of Information
  • Elisabeth Fellowes – School of Information

 

Second Place — ReproActive

ReproActive believes that all children deserve access to accurate reproductive health information. Their subscription box is an educational starter kit that provides age-appropriate materials for parents to have conversations about sexual health with their children.

Team Members:

  • Ryan Hampton – Ross School of Business, Rackham Graduate Studies
  • Viggy Hampton – Public Health (Emory University)
  • Shelbi Lisecki – School of Art & Design, School of Public Health
  • Snehal Yarlagadda – School of Information

 

Third Place — Contractor Connect

Contractor Connect developed an easy web application to make it easier for Detroit-based contractors to find & bid on local projects by streamlining paperwork & removing complexity in the process.

Team Members:

  • Jamison Koeman – School of Public Health
  • Nick Najor – Ford School of Public Policy
  • Emma Watters – School of Public Health
  • Siyin Zheng – School of Information

 

Best Innovation in Economic Mobility — Contractor Connect

Contractor Connect developed an easy web application to make it easier for Detroit-based contractors to find & bid on local projects by streamlining paperwork & removing complexity in the process.

Team Members:

  • Jamison Koeman – School of Public Health
  • Nick Najor – Ford School of Public Policy
  • Emma Watters – School of Public Health
  • Siyin Zheng – School of Information

 

 

To read about all the teams that competed this year, visit our Teams page.