Given that the fall, there has been a flurry of behind-the-scenes activity, mentioned Amanda Mukengeshayi Brown, UTSA College of Information Science manager of strategic initiatives and competitors organizer.
Out of many submissions, the six teams competing in the competition’s final round are from UTSA, UT Well being San Antonio, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Rochester. The majority of the company plans submitted by the finalists center about information science in wellness care, but there are company plans that address housing and human sources as properly. Brown mentioned the applications have been judged primarily based on the feasibility of the idea behind every single proposed company program.
“In the initial stage we looked at the concept,” she explained. “Is this one thing that tends to make sense? Is it competitive? Is there a company out there that currently exists and is undertaking the exact same factor? If so, that tells us the group hasn’t performed their sector evaluation. We’re focused on the company concept itself and how information science plays a part in it.”
For the final competitors, nonetheless, Brown mentioned a new panel of judges will be generating their choices on the innovation demonstrated by every single group, the feasibility of their program and how properly the competitors are in a position to industry their suggestions.
“I can not wait to see what this appears like. This is big for UTSA and solidifies our reputation for what we’re attempting to accomplish as a Tier One particular analysis university,” mentioned Brown.