After reviewing almost 200 applications from 40 countries worldwide, we're pleased to announce our inaugural Idea Lab class of 2022.
These passionate problem-solvers are addressing issues in women's health, clean energy, and sustainability.
Ikshana Healthcare (Bengaluru, Karnataka, India) with its “Ikshana wearable urinary incontinence solution” – Komal Shah, founder and design development lead, Manish Arora, Ph.D., co-founder and technical development lead, and their team are committed to helping the 200 million people worldwide who suffer from urinary incontinence. The Ikshana solution will use a novel adaptive stimulation method to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment over existing solutions in a convenient, discrete wearable.
hatchTank (Helotes, Texas, U.S.) with its “PikePower water turbine” – Founder Matthis Herrera and Byron Hairston, project lead, are modeling a fully submerged electricity turbine and generator system for naturally flowing water streams, including rivers, tidal, and deep ocean currents, helping to address the need for a renewable baseload energy source that keeps pace with growing electrification needs and carbon reduction goals.
FLOW Period, LLC (New York, NY, U.S.) with “The Flow menstrual cup cleaner” – Co-founders Taya Voronko, Daniela Durón García, and Andrew Parda are developing a device to clean and sanitize insertable menstrual cups, empowering women to choose a cup for its environmental and cost saving benefits compared to other less sustainable period products.