EyeGage Wins the 2021 Innovation Test Track Competition
On October 15, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, EyeGage was named the winner of the Innovation Test Track Competition hosted by Southern Automotive Conference. The $10,000 prize included a $5,00 cash reward and $5,000 in intellectual property strategy and trademark legal services.
As one of four finalists in the pitch competition, EyeGage was selected after submitting an executive summary, reviewed by judges with backgrounds in automotive, technology and venture capital, then selected to pitch in person on October 14th.
The Innovation Test Track Competition provides companies offering new technology or an innovative product or service valuable to the auto industry an opportunity to earn a cash award and exposure to investors and decision makers within the automotive sector throughout the Southeast.
The Southern Automotive Conference hosts top level content and discussion, while introducing and exploring the latest innovations and issues related to automotive manufacturing. In its 14th year, SAC focuses on key industries including manufacturing, safety, logistics, government, and energy; as they relate to automotive manufacturing.
Sponsors included Mercedes Benz, Alabama Works, and Bank of America. As a conference specializing in automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers, focused on companies based in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, EyeGage was most aligned with SAC’s interest in innovating the industry.
EyeGage's focus is to innovate the automotive sector by implementing the EyeGage mobile application to prevent fatal accidents by providing drug screening technology for employees to screen their eyes before operating vehicles and heavy machinery.
The winnings from the competition will be used towards research development mobile application updates.