|ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2016 — University of Dayton students designed “supermarkets of the future” as part of the E-Week Innovation Challenge sponsored by Emerson (NYSE: EMR) during the university’s Engineers Week.|
The Supermarket of the Future contest encouraged participants as teams or individuals to deliver innovative ideas that demonstrate new approaches to today’s supermarket challenges. Judges reviewed submissions from 45 students and chose three winning entries.
UD engineering student Nicolas Carducci won first prize for his design concept called the "All in One," which is a fully integrated food management app. In addition to tracking personal nutrition, it also tracks your inventory of food at home and helps you plan meals via online recipes. Based on food use and recipes made, Carducci’s concept app automatically generates a shopping list.
As part of the university’s Engineers Week events, Emerson partnered with the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) and the EMpwr Student Club to sponsor the Supermarket of the Future challenge.
Participants created posters and presented their ideas for judging during an event at The Helix Innovation Center. Judging included wow factor, technical and financial feasibility by 2050, and KEEN’s three Cs of Curiosity, Connections and Creating value.
Supermarket of the Future challenge winner
Supermarket of the Future challenge winner Nicolas Carducci (center) with Don Newlon of Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration business (left) and Eddy Rojas, Dean of the University of Dayton School of Engineering.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com.