I2P Media 2005


First Place: Texas A&M University

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Second Place: Imperial College London

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Third Place: University of Texas at Austin

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2005 Competition Archives

2005 I2P Global Award Winners

Fourteen teams competed in the semi-final rounds, from which three teams were sent to the final round. Following are details on all of the entries.

Ted Roden Finals Awards

First Place: Ted Roden Award

Texas A&M University



Team Members

Saurabh Biswas (Biomedical Engineering)


Richard Scruggs

Cologenomics Inc will use genomic alterations in cancerous cells, applying advances in genomics technology developed at Texas A&M, leading to a novel noninvasive diagnostic test – a fast, painless and convenient way to monitor very early signs of colorectal cancer thus providing a 90% chance of survival and complete cure. This novel screening approach is an innovative & practically feasible technology providing enhanced quality and economics of healthcare delivery. The idea has a competitive edge, strong proprietary position, growing global market, simple regulatory path, strong business model, thus having fundamentals of a successful high “return on investment” start up company with long term viability.

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2005 I2P Global Judges

Ted Roden I2P® International Finals Judges

Robin Curle - Ms. Curle is a well-known and highly regarded leader in the high-tech business community. Prior to joining Zebra Imaging, Inc. as its President, CEO and Chairman in 2002, she was with Journée Software as its CEO, where she was instrumental in its turnaround. Prior to that Ms. Curle co-founded Evolutionary Technologies International (ETI) serving as its Executive Vice President and  drove ETI’s 100% annual growth rate, making it one of INC Magazine’s top 20 fastest growing private companies two years running and established worldwide operations to support its Fortune 1000-sized customers. She is a technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in managing and growing high-tech organizations.

Steven Meyers - Mr. Meyers is currently president and founder of the Rational Energy Network, a consulting practice offering technical, financial, strategic, and market analysis. Previously, as a Vice-President of Product Development of Invensys PLC, Mr. Meyers was engaged to develop the infrastructure and manage the process for identifying, qualifying, and developing crossfunctional products and services for Invensys’ Energy Management Division which generated $3.4 billon of Invensys’ $8.3 billion of 2003 revenues. As Vice-President of Enron Energy Services, Mr. Meyers developed and managed the commercial business model for delivering energy-efficiency and managed Enron’s investments in efficiency projects of more than $300-million. Before joining Enron, Mr. Meyers worked in S.E. Asia with Supersymmetry, a world class designer of energy efficient clean rooms, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

Dr. Mark Melliar-Smith - Dr. Melliar-Smith is the Chief Operating Officer for Molecular Imprints, a start-up company located in Austin, Texas, which develops and manufactures step and flash imprint lithography tools. Prior to joining Molecular Imprints, Mark was a Venture Partner with Austin Ventures (2002-2003), a venture capital firm located in Austin, Texas, and before that he was the President and CEO of SEMATECH (1997 to 2001) and  the Chief Technical Officer for Lucent Technologies Microelectronics, the forerunner of Agere Systems, from 1990 through 1996. In his thirty year career in high technology, Mark has held a wide variety of technical and management positions in R&D, manufacturing and business management, including Executive Director of the Bell Laboratories Photonics and Integrated Circuit Division, and also as the VP and General Manager of the AT&T Lightwave Business Unit.

Dr. Dale Tibodeau - Dr. Tibodeau is a Senior Business Systems Analystfor HP’sTechnology Solutions and Supportgroup wherein he responsible forrepresenting and prioritizing theIndustry Standard Server Global Business Unit's portfolioof IT needs and representing thoseneedsback into IT.  Previous to this assignment, Dale has been responsible forprinted circuit assembly board procurement and material handling engineering for HP’s warehouse/distribution center functions.  Dale holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MS and Doctorate in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University.   Dale carries APICS, CPIM and CIRM certifications as well as PMI'sPMPcertification and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas.  In his free time, Dale enjoys flying, travel to international destinations, photography, and amateur radio.

Dr. Tim Westby - Dr. Westby is a Director/Shareholder resident in the Houston office of the intellectual property law firm Conley Rose, PC. Dr. Westby specializes in the litigation and prosecution of patents for the chemical and petrochemical industries, and provides intellectual property counseling for process and product development such as patent opinion preparation, patent portfolio development, and pre-litigation management. Dr. Westby holds an SB in chemical engineering from MIT, a PhD in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center specializing in patent law. Dr. Westby held various positions at the Shell Development Company's Westhollow Research Center prior to his current position. His IP clients have ranged from startups to Fortune 100 petrochemical companies.

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