11/2019, Qingdao (Tsing Tao), China: Smartenius won 2nd place in InnoSTARS Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition.

09/2019, Zhuhai, China: Smartenius won 3rd over-all place in 5G Application and Intelligent Manufacturing Competition.

08/2019, LA, CA: Smartenius raised $500,000 from angel investors in a pre-seed investment round.


07/2019, Jinan, China: Smartenius won 2nd over-all place in China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-Level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest.

05/2019, Houston, TX: Structural health monitoring startup Smartenius won first place at the 2019 InnoSTARS Houston competition for the Information and Communication Technology track.

05/2019, San Francisco, CA: Smartenius won 1st place in Southern Region Division of China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-Level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest.

04/2019, Pittsburgh, PA: Smartenius Inc. won the 2nd over-all place in Carnegie Mellon University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition!

03/07/2018, Newark, DE: Congratulations to Hao for being selected for the Innovation Fellowship with the University of Delaware Blue Hen Proof of Concept Program!

03/01/2018: Congratulations to Smartenius Inc. for being selected to compete in Rice Business Plan Competition, the world's richest and largest business plan competition! Go Blue Hens! 

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Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship

Rice Business - Jones Graduate School of Business Rice University

11/15/2017: Congratulations to Team Smartenius (N-SPACE) Sensors for being selected for VentureWell E-Team Program in the Fall 2017 grant cycle!

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05/27/2017: Congratulations to Smartenius Inc. for winning the 3rd Place in the 6th “Wisdom Cup” Global Hard Technology Entrepreneurship Competition!

03/17/2017: Congratulations to Smartenius Team (N-Space Sensors: Hao Liu, Hongbo Dai, Dr. Erik Thostenson, Dr. William Johnson) for advancing to the Hen Hatch 2017 semifinal round!

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12/18/2016: Congratulations to Hao for being selected as the 1st Place in 11th “Chunhui Cup” China National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition!

08/24/2016: Congratulations to Hao Liu, Dr. Erik Thostenson and Dr. William Johnson for being invited to the NSF I-Corps Team Program (Cohort #3 @Los Angeles Metro Area)! Picture attached!