The ESTEEM Program works with local, national, and international industry partners to explore the commercial potential of new products or new markets for existing company products. Past industry partners have included business from small startups to multi-million dollar companies from the technology and life science fields. Upon identification of a project, the industry partner submits a list of skill sets to ESTEEM, receives resumes of incoming students who match those skill sets, conducts interviews with potential students, and selects the ideal student for their project. The matching process may begin well ahead of the start of the Program in late June.
Recent Industry Sponsored Projects include:
- the expansion to the U.S. of a manufacturer of disposable paper cups which uses proprietary ink and printing technology;
- development of a unique treatment for dry eye disease;
- bringing a new emergency battery unit based on ultracapacitor technology to market; and
- using 3D printing technology to create cost effective and patient-specific airway stents.