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It is our great pleasure to announce the 2020 Finalists - the first cohort with our new awards categories.  As always, our Finalists come from all corners of the world, winnowed from a large pool of submissions through a combination of machine learning and human interaction.

Join us in congratulating the Finalists for having made is this far!

 

Cities & Mobility

AggreBind

USA

Aggrebind

Soil stabilization for road construction, block & brick production and dust control in an environmentally friendly, cost effective way.

Algenesis

USA

Algenesis

Algae-based alternative to petrochemical foam

ECOncrete

Israel

ECOncrete

Environmentally sensitive concrete solutions

Energy from sewage

Spain

My alt text

From sewage to clean energy

G5 - Plastic Asphalt

USA

G5 - Plastic Asphalt

New roadsurface from recycled plastic bottles and chewed up asphalt

Glasir

USA

Glasir

Community-based, urban farming

iMeter

Nigeria

iMeter

 

IOT device to measure electricity

Indus

UK

Indus

Algae-infused tiles that can extract toxic dyes from polluted water

Made of Air

Germany

Made of Air

Carbon-negative building products made of atmospheric CO2

Sun Exchange

South Africa

Sun Exchange

Online Market place making solar affordable

 

Education & Human Resources

Choco4Peace

Colombia

Choco4Peace

A multi-institutional movement that uses cacao and blockchain in peacebuilding

Free the Mind Co

USA

Free the Mind Co

Tools to enhance the conscious development of children, youth adults

Hendershot Effect Research Center (HERC)

Poland

Hendershot

Open sourced research and development on Lester Hendershot's legacy

Livox

Brasil

Livox

Artificial Intelligence Communication App giving voice to people with disabilities

MyMachine

Belgium

Mymachine

Entrepreneurial learning through collaboration across all educational levels

Project Artemis

USA

project artemis

Detecting sexual predators in online multiplayer games

 

Energy & Environment

Coral Vita

Grand Bahama

CoralVita

Growing resistant corals to restore reefs

Icebrick

Israel

Icebrick

Energy storage: water instead of lithium-ion batteries

Kelpn BioPlastic

New Zealand

Kelpn

Growing cleaner oceans for future generations

LAM'On

USA

LAMon

100% biodegradable laminating film for print

Piñatex

UK

pinatex

Innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibres

Prikcly Cactus Plastic

Mexico

prickly cactus

Bioplastic made from prickly pear cactus

Reefball

USA

Reefball

Reef Ball modules designed to mimic natural reefs

SolarGaps

Ukraine

SolarGaps

Window blinds that generate energy while keeping you cool

SoluBag

Chile

Lolubag

Eliminating single use plastic bags

Syntoil

Poland

Syntoil

driving a circular economy for the rubber industry

 

Food & Water

Desert Control

Norway

Desert Control

Turning desert into fertile soil

Gotek Smart Fridge Sterilizer

USA

Gotek

Keeping your food in the fridge fresh for longer

Ingelia

Spain

Ingelia

From organic waste to high value bioproducts

MetaKura

USA

metakura

Health & weight management based on your metabolism

Nakhla For Agricultural services and Production

Iran

Nakhla

Around the season professional care for palm trees 

Orre

Poland

Orre

Attractice kitchen composter

Seawater Greenhouse

UK

Seawater greenhouse

Using sunlight and sea water to grow crops in hot, arid regions

Seedballs Kenya

Kenya

seedballs

Growing trees by throwing seedballs

The Flow Partnership

UK

flow partnership

Rejuvenating desertified and flooded lands through community collaboration

Thrive Agric

Nigeria

Thrive Agric

Building an Africa that feeds the world and Itself

 

Health & Wellbeing

Amparo Confidence Socket

Germany

Amparo

Technology that completely changes how prosthetic sockets are made.

AusAir

Australia

AisAir

Nex gen pollution & viral filtration mask with botanicals

Cervical Cancer Test

UK

cervical cancer test

DIY home urine test to detect risk of cervical cancer

DOT Glasses

Poland

DOT Glasses

A radical new concept for prescription eye glasses

Eniware

USA

Eniware

Portable, power-free sterilization unit for surgical care

Lazarus 3D

USA

Lazarus

Human tissues, body parts that mimic ​real body mechanical properties

LifeBank

Nigeria

lifebank

Delivering medical products across Africa

NitroPep

UK

nitropep

Antimicrobial agent that could circumvent antimicrobial resistance

Sumo Diaper

Germany

Sumo

Reusable baby diaper

Uganics

Uganda

uganics

Organic soap to help reducing malaria

 

The next step is the identification of our five Category Winners, which is a job that falls to our Experts Panels; we will have the results of their evaluations by mid May.  

Exciting times!

PS ... and even thought we have just finished one round, the doors are already open for the next intake!  So, if you know about an exciting sustainable disruptive innovation, one that has the potential to improve the state of our world, submit them here, any time. Just to manage your (and their) expectations, please note though that we will only start inviting our Nominee Candidates to engage from November onwards.

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