Monday October 22, 2012 0 comments
DENVER -- Utah-based Power Practical won top prize at the 8th Annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase for its PowerPot charger.
Power Practical was named "Inventor of the Year" for PowerPot, a 5W generator that uses cooking heat to power up to three USB devices at a time.
In the time it takes to boil water, PowerPot can power and charge a cell phone or any personal electronic device. PowerPot can also power speakers, lights, fans and other appliances.
A total of 86 inventions were entered in this year's contest, hosted by the DaVinci Institute. Also earning awards were:
- Commercial Product of the Year - SafeAwake, a smoke alarm for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Consumer Product of the Year - Cloud Dome, a revolutionary line of photography products
- Software Product of the Year - Megathread, social media
- Food and Drink Product of the Year - Bee Nut Free, a gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free snack
- Education Innovation of the Year - Regis University for its Universal Entrepreneur Education System
Four inventions received Honorable Mentions: Gate Glide, iExpander, Grace Skis and Maggie's Magnificent Cakes.
Event sponsors included Kilpatrick Townsend, Perkins Cole, CGX Printing and Regis University.
For more information, visit www.davinciinstitute.com.