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OTL’s HIT Fund Announces New Cohort of 19 Teams in Schools of Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, Medicine, and Sustainability

OTL’s High Impact Technology (HIT) Fund recently announced 19 teams receiving funding and support to accelerate their transition from the lab to the marketplace as part of the 2024 cohort. The HIT Fund provides awardees up to $250,000 in funds, and also provides business guidance and industry connections for Stanford researchers and entrepreneurs. The pilot cohort was featured as the cover story in the 2022 OTL Annual Report as well as in a June 2023 Stanford Report article. This new cohort includes health tech, climate tech, biotech, AI and platform technologies. See the full list of 2024 awardees below:

  • Topological Electronic States for Energy Storage and Transport. Investigators: Friedrich Prinz, Settasit Chaikasetsin, Daniel Custer.
  • Milli-Spinner Thrombectomy Device for Stroke Treatment. Investigators: Renee Zhao, Jeremy Heit, Paul Yock.
  • DesRhex: Corneal Descemetorhexis Surgical Device. Investigators: David Myung, David Buickians, Michael Mbagwu.
  • Ultra-Low Bit Rate Compression for Media Streaming and Storage. Investigators: Tsachy Weissman.
  • Investigators: Sally Benson, Gege Wen, Catherine Callas.
  • Broadening T cell help by antigen crosslinking as a universal vaccine platform against rapidly evolving pathogenic viruses. Investigators: Mark M. Davis, Vamsee Mallajosyula.
  • Pediatric Home Sleep Apnea Testing. Investigators: Todd Coleman, Sumit Bhargava, Annie Ostojic, Hassler Bueno Garcia, Takoua El Bejauoi, Sabrina Liu, Syamantak Payra.
  • AI-driven total parenteral nutrition platform for infants in neonatal intensive care units. Investigators: Nima Aghaeepour, Thanaphong Phongpreecha.
  • Mal-ID: The molecular diagnostic and subtyping platform for immune diseases. Investigators: Scott Boyd, Maxim Zaslavsky, Anshul Kundaje, Rob Tibshirani, Erin Craig, Jackson Michuda, Nidhi Sehgal, Ji-Yeun Lee.
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound to Prevent High Grade Perineal Injuries During Labor and Delivery. Investigators: Janene Hilary Fuerch, Sam Keshen, Mohit Singhala.
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Alternative Derived from Lignocellulosic Waste. Investigators: Kate Maher, Gabriella Dweck, Kelly Redmond.
  • Artificial muscle: Two-way shape memory polymer actuator. Investigators: Zhenan Bao, Yuran Shi.
  • Tracheal Acoustic Monitoring for the Detection of Respiratory Airflow. Investigators: Chris Chafe, Matthew Muffly, Steve Herron, Romain Michon, Matthew Wright.
  • A Low-Carbon Geomimetic Cement. Investigators: Tiziana Vanorio, Alberto Salleo, Matteo Cargnello.
  • Arinna, Solar Energy Reimagined. Investigators: Eric Pop, Mark Brongersma, Koosha Nassiri Nazif, Jiho Hong, Sarallah Hamtaei, Katie Neilson, Alex Shearer, Frederick Nitta
  • Non-Invasive Virtual Biopsy Device Utilizing Machine Learning Predicting Cell Markers for Skin Imaging. Investigators: Yonatan Winetraub, Kavita Sarin.
  • Resonant Photoelastic Modulator for Time-of-Flight Imaging Using Standard CMOS Image Sensors. Investigators: Amin Arbabian, Okan Atalar.
  • B-Dot: B-field Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Complex Electronic Systems. Investigators: Debbie Senesky, Anand Lalwani, Sarosh Khan.
  • GeoMatch: Using AI to Increase Integration for Refugees and Immigrants. Investigators: Jens Hainmueller, Michael Hotard, Jennie Saxon, Jeremy Weinstein, Kirk Bansak, Jeremy Ferwerda, Angie Delevoye, Michael Maurer