YOUNG INNOVATORS TO WATCH AT CES 2020

Showcasing student achievement amidst the most innovative place on the planet

The Young Innovators to Watch Scholarship Program awards middle school, high school, and college students for original technology projects, inventions, or discoveries that display forward-thinking technologies.

A group of expert judges in tech and education makes the final determination based on a well-rounded set of criteria focused on viability, entrepreneurial vision, and social good. Winners are invited to attend CES 2020 for an awards presentation and receive a curated tour of CES.

The projects awarded this year represent innovations in quantum computing, machine learning, and blockchain. There we no shortage of close seconds with brilliant ideas that should be celebrated.We’ve chosen a few to year’s past, but click here for more.

2020 ENTRIES

CES LAS VEGAS

The Immunoessence Chip

Human blood plasma and other body fluids are routinely used for identifying factors/ biomarkers for clinical diagnoses o...

EasyGlucose

EasyGlucose is a cloud-powered, non-invasive, and cost-effective method of blood glucose monitoring for diabetic patient...

MODular Aerial Platform

The MODular Aerial Platform (MODAP) is a cost-efficient, purpose-driven, and automated drone system that expedites the p...

CRISPR E. coli Detection

Diarrheal diseases are the leading cause of death for children under the age of five. In 2017, 1.6 million people died o...

ParkPerks

We are in the process of creating an app called ParkPerks. This app will allow you to save time when looking for parking...

QJump

Whenever we get up early to buy a cup of coffee or wait hours on Black Friday to shop for our loved ones, we are not jus...

Wizard of the Night

Wizard of the Night is a top-down dungeon crawler video game. It centers around a wizard named Curtis who was laid off f...

iCare

The red reflex test is used by ophthalmologists to detect destructive eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma among ...

ECOCHAIN

EcoChain is an unique blockchain platform designed specifically for tobacco. Tobacco is a seriously misunderstood substa...

Discite

We made a project that gets the most recent advancements in a certain person's interest. If people want to become more i...

Immune 2.0

Over the past 80 years, we've made amazing strides in biotechnology, curing some of the world's worst diseases. But just...

Virtuary

There is an increasing amount of problems with the demand to supply ratio of doctors versus patients in developing count...

ReDawn

ReDawn is a mobile app built to put power into the hands of survivors of sexual violence. It serves as a platform to get...

Contraband Clothing

Contraband is a socially conscious clothing company that has found a way to embed augmented reality technology into clot...

Crediture

Over 1.7 billion people around the world don't have a bank account and can't access a loan service. For people in develo...

Darwin^x

We were wondering why nanobots weren't a reality, even though they are popular in fiction. When we looked into the probl...

RASHionale

RASHionale is an AI driven app that has been trained on images of various skin rashes to, given a user’s image of their ...

OpenMed

Consumer data is worth billions, yet individuals have little control over how it is used. Consumers’ obscure day-to-day ...

Aikatch

Aikatch is an chirplet transform based algorithm that pairs with EGG to recreate the images you see directly from your b...

Dexterity

The mission of Dexterity is to provide those in developing countries with access to essential life skills — these range ...

Eden XR

Eden XR is a startup company dedicated to centralizing the XR industry. The main issue with the industry right now is th...

ParaTech

We live in a society where there is an abundance of information. To help digest this large amount of information, I crea...

VADAR

Currently, those who are Deaf or hard of hearing can experience trouble completing basic daily tasks such as interacting...

Journai

In every major democracy the news firms in the region control which way the election goes and which politician wins and ...

LensClenz

There are currently 120 million contact lens wearers worldwide who are susceptible to sight-threatening infections cause...

Low Clearance AGV for cars

This product/Project is a Automatic Guided Vehicle that will transport low clearance cars (clearance of 53mm at minimum)...

Codenote

Codenote is a natural language toolkit built for programming languages. While a subset of AI known as natural language p...

CapTCR TIL Tracking

CapTCR TIL Tracking is my research project that I am running in the Pugh Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Ce...

DeepDev

DeepDev is a platform that takes a code-less approach to learning, building, and deploying machine learning applications...

Photome Labs

According to the UN, there are less than 12 years left to solve climate change and approximately two years to find the s...

Prompt Patents

We’re building software tools powered by machine learning to automate the patent drafting process, which would speed up ...

Pikachai

How it works: The NLP Conversational Part: (input my sentence via voice, output Pikachu’s response via voice). First...

Aletheia

Natural Language Processing, more specifically sentiment analysis allows us to understand the "sentiment" or positivity/...

Branchlink

With the immense amount of learning resources available online, people often don’t know how to approach learning about a...

Project WOMBAT

Project WOMBAT (Working On Machine Based Autonomous Transport) is a state of the art self-driving platform. Based off of...

Intelom

My app uses the Muse headband to collect EEG data from users. The data has 4 channels that are along the frontal lobe. I...

PocketOnco

Colorectal, breast, and skin cancer are among the most common and deadly diseases in the United States, according to the...

BP-Lytic

This product is a breakthrough in blood pressure monitoring technology (patent pending). It is an ingenious, wearable de...

Honestblocks

With mentorship from Hyperledger, IBM & Microsoft I developed Honestblocks, a Blockchain platform to track medicatio...

AutomobileAI

More than 1 million people are killed in car accidents every year. The average age of vehicles on the road in America is...

Genis

40% of disease deaths annually in the US & Canada are preventable. That’s 22.67 million people! When you think about...

Seeing for the Blind

Blind people navigate by understanding where objects are around them, and what those objects are, in order to create a m...

Electromagnetic Pulse Generator

Invented in 1951 by Andrei Sakharov, then improved later on because of Nikola Tesla’s invention of the magnetic coil; th...

Memorcize (“Memory Exercise”)

The challenges of dementia are numerous. Some of the most prevalent and devastating are depression, anxiety, apathy, agi...

GuardR

GuardR is a device that can be used by a supervisor to monitor a worker’s health and safety to reduce the time taken for...

Synbiolic

Taking a drug from research to market is estimated to cost on average 2.6 billion dollars, and more than 10 years. Cu...

Shard

My project is an app that completely destroys the typical business card. Shard will allow users to create a personalized...

SMMRIZER

When a person visits the doctor and finds out they have a certain ailment, they are often referred to a specialist who c...

PlantumAI

PlantumAI utilizes Artificial Intelligence technology to augment farmers in less-fortunate areas, providing them with to...

CerebroStim

CerebroStim is a platform that aims to make the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases much cheaper, faster, and...

SERENITY

The recurring activity primarily in the sensory cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala, due to anxiety episodes is done throu...

Embrace

My prototype Embrace is a portable bag that hugs you back via vibrations, lights, and sounds, geared towards those that ...

Unotify

Have you ever received notifications for an app that you don't even use when you need to get an important message from y...

NavAssistAI

The project we created is a navigation assistant for the visually impaired. It uses an SSDLite recognition model, runnin...

DermaDL

An easy-to-use tool, DermaDL, that can accurately diagnose skin cancer (and other conditions that may develop into cance...

Biotein

Biological aging is a huge problem that causes many diseases such as dementia, and Parkinson's. Unfortunately, it is una...

Spira

One of the most prominent challenges that developing countries face is respiratory diseases. For example, COPD is a lead...

Zilic

We made an disease detection machine learning model for medical images. It’s able to look at a medical scan (CT Scan, X-...

DreamAI

DreamAI is not a typical tech start-up - instead, it is one that helps to optimize the potential of future immigrants in...

Studiously

Studiously is an EdTech studying platform that promotes understanding over memorization through artificial intelligence ...

Singing_textposts

Over the past two years, I have been devoted to uploading positive and comedic messages to my Instagram account, Singing...

Infinity Holographic 3D Display

The Infinity, is a 3D holographic display. We call this new type of device a PALI Display, meaning Parallax Autostereosc...

The DropOffs

I doubt any other application will sound as good as mine – or rock as hard! My project is the band I formed, manage, pro...

The iwash

The iwash could potentially be used as an everyday household appliance. It could clean and dry a pair of glasses in unde...

A Thermo-Dynamic Contracture Brace

In pediatric arthritis, children often develop a joint contracture and range of motion is lost. Often, these contracture...

Relevium

Relevium is a revolutionary app that can diagnose the extent of Melanoma on the user's skin accurately and provides nece...

TactiCup

I notice the problems and little annoyances that go along with shaker bottles, mugs, and cups. Hard to clean, bad insula...