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Spark Award 2017

On 28 March 2017, ETH Zurich will present the «Spark Award 2017». The award is given for the most promising invention at ETH Zurich resulting in a patent application in 2016.

Registration for the Spark Award Ceremony
Date:     28 March 2017
Time:     5.30 pm
Place:    Audimax (HG F30), Raemistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich

Time Programme
5:30 pm Welcome and Keynote
Professor Detlef Günther, Vice-president of Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich
5:45 pm Videos of the Top 5 Inventions
6:00 pm Interviews with the Top 5 Finalists
Dr. Stefan Lux, Technology Manager, ETH transfer
Dr. Silke Meyns, Head of Patents and Licenses, ETH transfer
6:20 pm Award Ceremony and Closing Words
Professor Detlef Günther, Vice-president of Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich
6:30 pm Apéro

The Top 20 Spark Award Candidates of 2017

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) gas pressure sensor fabricated by stacking
Stéphane Kühne

Microfluidic Sample Multiplexing and Addressing
Navid Ghorashian, Savas Tay

Phosphoramidite reagent for the preparation of 5' phosphate capped oligonucleotides
Jonathan Hall, Ugo Pradere

Automated synthesizer utilizing single-use reagent cartridges containing polymer supported reagents for organic synthesis
Jeffrey Bode, Kuang-Yen Chen, Paula Louise Nichols, Vijay Pattabiraman, Benedikt Matthias Wanner

Indium oxide catalyst for methanol synthesis
Charlotte Drouilly, Daniel Curulla-Ferré, Antonio José Martín Fernández, Oliver Martin, Cecilia Mondelli, Javier Pérez-Ramirez

Production of multiply backbone N-methylated (cyclic) peptides in E. coli
Markus Aebi, Michael Francis Freeman, Noemi Laura Sharon Kälin, Markus Künzler, Jörn Piel, Niels Sebastiaan Van der Velden

Recycling positrons for unique material characterization
Paolo Crivelli, Lars F. Gerchow

Compact force controllable robot joint
Karen Bodie, Marco Hubert Hutter, Jemin Hwangbo, Andreas Lauber

Shape-conformal, smooth interface diaphragms for non-disruptive monitoring of fluid properties within cavities and fabricating method thereof
Christofer Hierold, Christian Peters, Silvan Marc Staufert

Oral polymeric formulations for biodetoxification
Jean-Christoph Leroux, Simon Sam Matoori

Biodegradable SHG Nanoprobes
Periklis Pantazis, Ali Yasin Sonay

Lewis-acid assisted formation of acyl phosphanes
Mark Bispinghoff, Hansjörg Friedrich Grützmacher, Paul Gerald Pringle

2'-O-Methoxyethylribonucleoside building blocks for the synthesis of stereochemically pure oligonucleotides
Jonathan Hall, Meiling Li

Low dispersive laser ablation cell
Detlef Günther, Bodo Hattendorf, Gunnar Schwarz

A novel antiviral defense strategy
Luigi Maddaluno, Michael Meyer, Sabine Werner

Direct synthesis of bulk boron-doped graphitic carbon
Emanuel Rudolf Billeter, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Nicholas Paul Stadie

Graphite flakes as cathode material in rechargeable aluminium chloride-graphite batteries
Maksym V. Kovalenko, Kostiantyn V. Kravchyk, Shutao Wang

An autonomous shading system based on coupled wooden bilayers
Ingo Burgert, Markus Rüggeberg, Chiara Vailati

The Myosuit – textile-powered mobility
Jaime Duarte Barriga, Robert Riener, Kai Schmidt

Rollback protection for secure digital currencies
Srdjan Capkun, Aritra Dhar, Kari Kostiainen, Sinisa Matetic, David Sommer

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