IPC Original Innovation Award
IPC sponsored the University of Oregon's New Venture Competition in both 2006 and 2007 with the IPC Original Innovation Award.
IPC was started at the University of Oregon in part through new venture competitions. Of special note in the awards category this year was the IPC Original Innovation Award. The IPC Award was made possible through the generosity of Steve Manning, Oregon MBA 1997 and president of Invasive Plant Control. Steve was a participant in NVC 1997 where he placed second and also participated at Moot Corp also finishing second, the highest place finish of any Oregon venture team in the past 16 years. Steve went on to launch his company which is now headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. IPC award winners must demonstrate that their base concept or idea stems from a member of the business plan team. The concept cannot be based upon a licensed technology or pre-existing third party invention.
This is the "true entrepreneur" award category and the 2007 winner was Renovus, Stanford University. Renovus introduces an ostomy-management technology that offers a complete solution for patients who have undergone ostomy surgery.