Gallery: Winners Announced!
At tonight’s 2014 Retail & Health Innovation Challenge awards banquet, Deepak Masand, Vice President – Retail Marketing and Consumer Insights at CVS Health, presented awards to this year’s the winning teams of this year’s competition.
Q-Cigarettes, LLC, representing University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, took home the Grand Prize of $25,000 for their novel tobacco dependence treatment product. Drew Park, Founder and CEO, accepted the award on behalf of his team.
MYO’bility from Appalachian State University won the 2nd Place prize of $10,000 for its rehabilitation kinetic brace that aids users in the extension and flexion of injured legs. Foldable Foodware, also from Appalachian State University, received the 3rd Place award of $5,000 for their environmentally conscious food storage product that accommodates several food types with two separate rigid forms from a single footprint.
Additionally, Infinurja, from the University of Arizona was voted this year’s Fan Favorite winner and received a $1,000 prize.
CVS Health has signed an agreement to be the presenting sponsor of Wake Forest University’s annual Retail & Health Innovation Challenge through 2018, and with their guidance, next year’s competition is already shaping up to be one-of-a-kind. Check back soon for details related to next year’s event, or complete the form at the bottom of this page to receive notifications about next year’s event!
Another very special thanks to all the teams, judges, and other participants for their contributions in making RHIC 2014 an enormous success!