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  • May 06 2014
  • Congratulations to the 2014 IDEAS Winners! Congratulations to the 2014 IDEAS Winners!

 

2014 IDEAS Winners

 

With 37 teams competing in the final round of this year's IDEAS Global Challenge, it was a very competitive process. On Monday, May 5th at the 2014 Awards Ceremony, we celebrated all of these teams' excellent work this year and announced the 13 winning teams. More than 150 people joined us for the celebration.

This year, we awarded a total of $75,000 to ten teams recommended by our judging cohort, composed of leaders around the world representing organizations like Oxfam, MIT, Bose Corporation, Dimagi, Dow Chemical, GlobalGiving, the Deshpande Foundation, and many more.

We also awarded $1500 each to three teams for winning the Community Choice Vote.

Here’s what the MIT News Office had to say about our IDEAS celebration: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/ideas-winners-aim-improve-worlds-quality-of-life-0506

 

 


 

 

Juried Award Winners


Protoprint
Sector: Recyclables/employment
Country: India
Amount: $10,000
A social enterprise based in India that empowers urban waste pickers with the technology to convert waste plastic into 3D printer filament.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/500


CleanData-CleanWater
Sector: Water
Country: Ghana
Amount: $10,000
Most development ideas sounds good in theory, but do they actually work in the field, and for how long? This team exists to quantify the long-term impact of point of use water filters in the field; getting clean data about filter usage enables their partners to effectively provide clean water to those who need it most.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/489

GridForm
Sector: Energy and Environment
Country: India
Amount: $10,000
This team seeks to empower microgrid and renewable generation development in rural India through a first-of-its-kind rural planning software which rapidly identifies, digitizes, and models rural development sites.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/527

Eagle Health
Sector: Health and Medical
Country: India
Amount: $10,000
This team is creating a low-cost wearable device that monitors diabetes and related complications, helping patients to manage their diabetes, reduce the frequency of physician appointments, and lower the overall cost of care.


Disease Diagnostic Group
Sector: Health and Medical
Country: Peru
Amount: $7,500
This team is developing a device to provide accurate malaria diagnoses in less than 60 seconds at 100x the detection level of current tests and for a lower cost.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/523

SafiCoils (prev. EcoCoils)
Sector: Energy and Environment
Country: Kenya
Amount: $7,500
This team is producing low-toxin and low-cost mosquito coils from waste, providing a cleaner solution to mosquito prevention while creating a new revenue stream for rural farmers.


Recon Therapeutics
Sector: Health and Medical
Country: United States
Amount: $5,000
This team has developed a new drug delivery technology that simplifies drug reconstitution between a lyophilized drug and sterile solvent at the point of care, reducing patient mistakes and improving adherence.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/491

mHealth India
Sector: Health and Medical
Country: India
Amount: $5,000
This team is working to develop low-cost, mobile cardiovascular diagnostics in India.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/514

Du'Anyam
Sector: Finance and Entrepreneurship
Country: Indonesia
Amount: $5,000
This team seeks to lower infant and maternal mortality while economically empowering women in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara Timur.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/457

Kanoot
Sector: Energy and Environment
Country: Morocco
Amount: $5,000
This team is developing and marketing bio-processor systems that turn dangerous waste into valuable products.

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/519

And finally, we have our Community Choice Award winners. These teams received the most community votes for their projects and will receive grants of $1,500 each. They include:

MyH20
Sector: Water
Country: China

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/511

Ways2Clean
Sector: Energy and Environment
Country: Bangladesh

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/532

Ghana: Science in Action
Sector: Education
Country: Ghana

http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/528

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