Features - Innovation Lab

Through the Honors College Innovation Lab, students are tackling real world problems in meaningful ways through sustainable business concepts and strategies. Below are stories that highlight their creativity, intellectual curiosity, deep collaboration, and impact and engagement in the world.

Rutgers Award-Winning Invention Aims to Reinvent Drug Delivery

By Modesta Alobawone, Rutgers Today | October 11, 2021

An interdisciplinary team of Rutgers Honors College alumni and students has become one of the first from the Honors College Innovation Lab to bring their social innovation to the public sphere. To-date, the team has been awarded a patent and won more than $90,000 in seed money, including $63,500 this spring as part of the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge. Read more about Nutrivide, a fellow Honors College team called Sulis and their success, and the sustained support that makes it possible for these students to pursue their work.

Curiosity, Knowledge, and Purpose in Action

By Claire Donahue, HC Media Team Lead Features Developer

Sarah Pomeranz ('20, RBS/HC/DRC) has dedicated her time at Rutgers to developing her leadership and entrepreneurship skills, and expanding her knowledge of the world, all to focus on social justice. Following graduation, she'll begin her year as a John Lewis Fellow through the prestigious Humanity in Action Fellowship with a full-time position this fall as a strategy consultant at Accenture in Washington, DC.

HC Student Creates ''Smart Jewelry'' to Fight Sexual Violence

By Cynthia Medina | Rutgers Today

As Annie ('19, Bloustein/HC) reflects on her experiences at Rutgers, she believes that the most important takeaway is Merakhi, a company that she created with her fellow Honors College students to develop smart jewelry that prevents sexual assault and saves lives.

An HC Capstone: Reflecting on Entractiv

By Simran Fernandes ('19, RBS/HC/DRC)

Originally meant to be a wedding gift, one design project turned into an entrepreneurial venture for Yash ('19, RBS/HC). His work developing Entractiv, a smart technology start-up, and leading an interdisciplinary team of students serves as his Honors College Capstone Project.

Team Sulis Shares India Pilot Progress and Finishes First Week at Hult Prize Accelerator Program on a Strong Note

By Team Sulis

Sulis team members Sarah Pomeranz ('20, RBS/HC/DRC), Anurag Modak ('20, SAS/HC), Ari Mendelow ('18, SOE), and Yuki Osumi ('20, SAS/HC) shared an update of their India Pilot Program and news that they ended their first week at the Hult Prize 2018 Accelerator Program in London among the top 6 of 40

HC Student on a Path with Purpose

By Megan Wang (‘21, SEBS/HC)

Merakhi team participated as the first all undergraduate team in RBS annual business plan competition

By Rutgers Business School

The annual business plan competition at Rutgers Business School ended in an unprecedented first place tie between a pair of app developers and a team with plans to open a restaurant...

Rutgers Teams Advance in Hult Prize Competition After Regional Victories

By Andrea Alexander | Rutgers Today

The groups hope to follow in the steps of Roshni Rides, the Rutgers team that won the $1 million prize last year

Honors College Innovation Lab Teaches Students How to Bring Ideas to Life

Monday, December 5, 2016 | Rutgers Today, Your Source for University News

Six proposals, from a pacifier that can deliver nutrients to newborns to a Bluetooth device to help prevent sexual assault, are in incubation stage this year

Honors College Innovation Lab to Open this Fall!

The Honors College Forum culminates in interdisciplinary project-based teams presenting detailed plans for change-making products, services, or initiatives.