June 23, 2010 14:30 Age: 4 yrs

IN BRIEF: Ti:GER Team Wins First Place in Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition

AlpZhi, a company that evolved through the Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results, or TI:GER, program, won first place in the Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition on March 12.

Judges honored AlpZhi with the $10,000 first prize for its innovative manufacturing process for microlenses. This process facilitates an improvement in the design flexibility of microlenses and the devices that incorporate them, including digital cameras, cell phones, lcd computer screens and fiber-optic equipment.

TI:GER, a collaboration between Emory Law and Georgia Tech, brings together law students, science and engineering PhD students and mba students to work on commercializing technologies. The AlpZhi team includes Emory Law student Brian Baum 10L.

In addition to first prize, AlpZhi won the $10,000 Innovators Award, which recognizes a potentially disruptive technology. AlpZhis technology will enable creation of such advanced products as 3d tvs, flexible displays, compact biosensors and high-efficiency solar panels.

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