Business co-created by UNCG professor, doctoral student named semifinalist for NC IDEA grant

CTASIT LLC, a social learning information platform company co-founded by a UNCG faculty member and doctoral student, is one of 30 statewide semi-finalists — and the only from the Triad — up for a NC IDEA grant.

CTASIT — which stands for Complex Task Assessment Solutions and Information Technology LLC — was founded in April 2012 by Eric Ford, the Forsyth Medical Center Distinguished Professor of Healthcare with a joint appointment in the Bryan School and the UNCG School of Nursing, and Dmytro Babik, a Bryan School doctoral student, in collaboration with two other partners.

CTASIT provides Mobius SLIP (Social Learning Information Platform) — a web-based application to promote student creativity, critical thinking and communication skills. Mobius SLIP has been used by about 3,000 students at a half-dozen universities including UNCG, University of Georgia, Ohio State and University of Calgary.

NC IDEA is an organization dedicated to business innovation and economic advancement in the state.