ISHOW USA: June 23, 2020

Congratulations to our ISHOW 2020 USA Winners!

Congratulations ISHOW 2020 USA Winners!

Congratulations ISHOW 2020 USA Winners!

2020 USA Finalists

Gigabot X
Gigabot X
re:3D Inc

re:3D® Inc. is committed to decimating the cost & scale barriers to industrial 3D printing. After pioneering the world’s first affordable, human-scale industrial 3D printer, re:3D is now enabling 3D printing directly from recycled plastic pellets or flake.

Reeddi Capsules
Reeddi Capsules
Reeddi Inc.

Reeddi sustainably provides clean and reliable electricity at a price point that every African can afford. Our proprietary patent-pending energy generation and distribution technology system integrates smart data harvesting and analytics technology. Our customer-centric, locally structured business model allows us to affordably provide electricity. Operating a hardware-as-a-service (Haas) model through our energy system ensures customers pay an affordable daily rental fee to easily access electricity.

Smart Village Pump Sensor
Smart Village Pump Sensor
Impact IoT

The Smart Village Pump Sensor is a device that remotely monitors and reports the usage of water hand pumps used in developing countries. It notifies interested parties when pumps break down so they can be repaired. It also measures metrics related to the social impact of the water hand pumps and displays them on an online dashboard to help identify and quantify the effect the hand pumps are having on the daily lives of individuals and communities. It transmits data via cellular networks and easily installs inside the pump housing which prevents vandalism or theft of the device.

Passive Irrigation Controller
Passive Irrigation Controller
Corridor Water Technologies

One method of alleviating world hunger and poverty is through improved irrigation. A major challenge in providing irrigation, however, is water scarcity, especially in lower income countries. While traditional practices of flood and drip irrigation are commonly used in developing countries, these practices are highly dependent on the availability of water and exhibit particularly low irrigation efficiencies. Our solution is focused on controlling agricultural water use for farmers in developing countries. We have developed a completely passive non-electric irrigation control system (PICS) which uses soil water potential (or soil pressure) to determine the optimal schedule to irrigate a farm.

Jara Unit
Jara Unit
Jara

Jara scales quality education to children in vulnerable communities, such as post-disaster zones and refugee camps, through a personal education device. The Jara Unit is a low-cost personal crank/solar-powered device that teaches any educational content in any language, anytime, anywhere. The Jara Unit acts as a supplement to under-resourced classroom and a solution for out-of-school children globally.

RoadPower
RoadPower
RoadPower Systems Inc.

RoadPower develops intelligent, road-based power generation platforms that recover otherwise-wasted kinetic energy from vehicles in motion on public and private roadways in order to generate clean electricity that could be used to energize surrounding facilities, power nearby equipment, or be directly exported into the local utility grid. The platforms can be thought of as smart, power-producing speed breakers that mount to the surface of roadways and generate electricity as a result of vehicles traversing them.

Nutrient Delivery System
Nutrient Delivery System
Re-Nuble

Re-Nuble, an agtech company transforming the global fertilizer supply chain, has a patent-pending nutrient delivery system producing fertilizers that are two times more cost-effective than the dominant soilless fertilizers, and enables soilless farms to produce certified-organic food.

CL-06 Solar Thermal Technology
CL-06 Solar Thermal Technology
CLIMATENZA SOLAR

CLIMATENZA Solar aims to de-carbonize Industrial sector using solar thermal technology. CLIMATENZA designs, manufactures and promotes Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) technology for the development of cost-competitive, highly efficient and low-medium temperature industrial process heat systems. Our vision is to accelerate deployment of clean energy technologies across Industrial sector that currently depends upon the Industrial boilers which are operated using fossil-fuels.

2020 USA Judges, Facilitators & Experts

Charles Newman
Charles Newman
Design Consultant
- Unfrastructure Design LLC

As an architectural designer with over 10 years of international experience, Charles has contributed to the design and construction of hundreds of small-scale public infrastructure projects in both rural and urban conditions. Having developed a number of these projects in resource-strained environments, his work has shown consistent dedication to improving the lives of those most in need with low cost / high impact design solutions developed through community-driven design processes.

Eric Rawdon
Eric Rawdon
Project Manager - Alternative Project Delivery
- Stantec

Eric Rawdon is a Project Manager with ten years of experience working on water and wastewater projects in the US and in emerging markets. In-country experience includes Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Niger, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Senegal. 

Chris Mattson
Chris Mattson
Professor
- Brigham Young University

Chris Mattson loves creativity, design, and innovation. He loves to do it, he loves to experiment with new ways of doing it, and he loves to teach it. While he is passionate about all stages of product development including early-stage opportunity development to late-stage product refinement, his true love is in conceptual design and product engineering (the middle stages of product development). In short, he loves to design and engineer products that solve real problems.

Ben Wald
Ben Wald
Entrepreneur & Investor
- Very

As a Co-Founder at Very and having been involved in over 250 product launches in the last 8 years, Ben leads a team of over 50 full-time engineers, designers and data scientists that work with clients to understand challenges they’re facing and build custom software-driven solutions. Ben believes that attracting and retaining top-tier talent is a key differentiator, which is why he champions reinvesting profits into employee benefits and cultural experiments.

Jeff Kassab
Jeff Kassab
Master's Candidate
- Stanford Design Impact

Jeff is currently pursuing his MSc. in Product Strategy and Design (Design Impact) at Stanford University. Prior to that, I worked in management consulting across a range of projects from large transformational ones for Ministries in the Middle East, to due diligence for startups, using the critical thinking skills acquired during his Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree at the American University of Beirut.

Marc Santos
Marc Santos
Senior Consultant
- Isle Utilities

Marc is an engineer with a technical and policy background focused on solving detailed design problems and systems-level challenges in the water sector. His expertise includes a decade of research and design experience ranging from applied laboratory experiments to design and construction of full-scale treatment systems; leadership positions as a project manager, office manager, and regional technical lead; policy experience developing legislation and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders including federal and state agencies, industry leaders, trade organizations, non-profits, and academic institutions; and professional and public service through professional societies and international development work.

Maha Haji
Maha Haji
MIT
- Mechanical Engineer

Experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical engineering industry. Skilled in machine design, analytical skills, and complex project management. ISHOW 2015 Winner.

Adam Horbinski
Adam Horbinski
Product Designer
- Catapult Design

Adam is a product designer who specializes in concept development, from sketch ideation through functional prototype. With backgrounds in Product Design and Sociology, he's driven to solve real-world problems and create meaningful experiences by reimagining the way people connect with product.  

Revi Sterling
Revi Sterling
Director
- USAID W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge

A dynamic thought leader in digital inclusion. A recognized pioneer in technology and development programs for NGOs, academic institutions, and government agencies. Track record of impactful global research and fieldwork in 30+ countries. Technologist with specific expertise in systems thinking, cross-sectoral development strategies, creative and effective fieldwork methods, and the gender digital divide. 

Mariela Machado
Mariela Machado
Program Manager
- ASME EGD

Mariela is a telecommunications engineer with a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University. In her role as Program Manager at E4C, she leads ICT4D initiatives and partnerships across all programs and supports strategic planning, implementation, and management of E4C programs in the Engineering for global development space. 

Iana Aranda
Iana Aranda
Tech4Dev Engineer
- Engineering for Change

Mechanical Engineer, President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C), Director of Engineering for Global Development at ASME, Serial intrapreneur and tech4dev advocate.

Isaac Sesi
Isaac Sesi
CEO
- Sesi Technologies

Isaac Sesi is an ISHOW 2019 winner and the CEO and Head of Product Development at Sesi Technologies, where they are developing affordable technologies to solve problems in the world's food systems with a focus on Africa. Isaac is an entrepreneur, engineer,and innovator passionate about leveraging technology to solve some of Africa's most pressing problems. 

Michel Bézy
Michel Bézy
Professor
- Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University

Michel Bézy is a distinguished service professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Bézy has more than two decades of experience in developing business strategy for market introduction of emerging innovative software technology and has been working with executives in enterprises to understand the value of emerging technology for their business.

Arun Venkatesan
Arun Venkatesan
Product Realization Expert
- Various

Passionate about product development with focus on user experience, social impact, cost innovation and extreme affordability.

Carolina Rojas
Carolina Rojas
Fellow
- Engineering For Change (E4C)

Carolina is from Honduras and is pursuing B.S in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. She is a rural communities development enthusiast and an active member of Panama Flying Labs and E4C Corps Panama. She currently works on research projects related to clean cooking technologies, low-cost prosthetics, and autonomous maritime vessels for medical supply delivery.

James Creel
James Creel
Senior Program Manager
- ASME

As ISHOW Lead, James has been a strong proponent of social innovations, lean startups, hardware, research, and entrepreneurship since 2011.  

Brett Abele
Brett Abele
Fellow
- E4C

Brett Abele graduated from Pennsylvania State University in May 2016 with a bachelor of science in biological engineering and a minor in environmental engineering. He is carrying out his fellowship in Xai Xai, Mozambique, where he will also conduct research for Penn State’s Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship program in his spare time.

Kalan Guiley
Kalan Guiley
VP of Public Affairs and Outreach
- ASME

As an officer of the society, Kalan oversees ASME's public affairs and outreach activities. He leads the Board on Government Relations, in collaboration with ASME's amazing Washington, DC office, to provide white papers, position statements, and congressional testimony; oversee multiple industry-related policy task forces, and administer engineering-policy-related internship and fellowship programs.

Olga Saadi
Olga Saadi
Engineer, Designer & Entrepreneur
- Masters Candidate in Design Impact at Stanford University

Founder of the Mão Dada Project and activist of the multidisciplinary methods of work, Olga is a hybrid thinker and doer -- who does not know indifference towards others and is driven by the possibility of democratizing quality healthcare.

Prizes

Money
Up to $50,000 Seed Grant
Expertise
Access to Industry Experts
Equipment
Networks
ISHOW Community Engagement - over 2500 fellow hardware entrepreneurs