Finalists

Pyro-degrade Energy
Pyro-degrade Energy
Pyro-diesel

At Pyro-degrade Energy we've developed a technology to produce pyro-diesel from plastic waste. Pyro-diesel is an environmentally friendly diesel substitute for stationary diesel engines - it is almost sulphur free and has a low carbon footprint. We’ve designed our processor to be self-sufficient - able to run off-grid powered by the fuel it produces. Our efficient production process means that we are able to supply pyro-diesel at a lower cost than conventional diesel.

TOTOSCI HOLDINGS LTD
TOTOSCI HOLDINGS LTD
TOTOSCI USB CHARGERS

Locally made in Kenya mobile phone USB Chargers for android, IOS, and feature phone users. Reliable, convenient and affordable products proudly made in Africa. #buykenyabuildkenya

POLYSTAR NANOTECH LTD
POLYSTAR NANOTECH LTD
VISCANE

Trackable electronic walking cane, VISCANE is an inclusive IoT digital assistant mobility aid for people with visual impairment (PVI) to help them detect nearby obstacles ahead in 60-200cm before hitting them, as main sensitivity. It also helps users to get weather information and provide trackable GPS/GNSS (geofencing) coordinates, helping them to be found when lost or when the cane is stolen. Day and night recognition with magnetometer capability of the cane helps them walking safely, to avoid hazardous situations, with data privacy pairable to smart phone via Bluetooth, hence solving accidents related issues to these PVIs, with light reflective foldable stainless less-weight aluminium tubes and traffic lights.

Simbona Africa Healthcare R&D
Simbona Africa Healthcare R&D
Automated Simbona UV Sterilizer Technology to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections

Simbona UV sterilizer machines are a cost-effective, safer disinfection approach that uses infrared technology, motion detection, and air quality detecting systems Simbona UV disinfection technology remove any microorganisms from surface of material and air with in less than 10 minutes. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UVC) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. They are also environmentally friendly and chemical-free. This form of sanitation eliminates pollution and other negative effects associated with chemical disinfection.

MamaOpe Medicals
MamaOpe Medicals
MamaOpe

MamaOpe is a non-invasive tool designed to accurately and automatically screen for respiratory diseases with a special focus on pneumonia in low resource settings using patient vitals. The tool lights green and displays the values when the age-adjusted breathing rate is within the WHO normal range and the lung sounds are normal. Its clinical decision support functionality provides instant feedback, to support the care provider in determining a correct diagnosis, based on the WHO IMCI guidelines. The patient data is uploaded to the cloud for remote consultation or telemedicine applications.

Matica Limited
ReadySuite

Laparoscopic surgery is the standard of care for most cancer keyhole incisions in high-income countries (HICs). It avoids large incisions by using a tiny camera and fine instruments manipulated through keyhole incisions, but is generally unavailable in low- and middle-income countries. Each operating room requires a laparoscope, viewing monitors and related equipment (~$215,000 for purchase). Laparoscopic surgery is rarely accessible in LMICs due to high cost of installation, lack of qualified maintenance personnel, unreliable electricity, and shortage of consumable supplies. To address this unmet need, we developed and conducted safety tests for our patent pending low-cost and durable laparoscopic system - ReadySuite ($500 bill of material) for use in Africa.

UBUNTU WATERHUB AFRICA LTD
UBUNTU WATERHUB AFRICA LTD
THE WATERHUB

The Ubuntu WaterHub is a Kenyan innovation meant to solve revenue collection at water points. This innovation uses both cellular and Satellite IoT technology and can be used anywhere in the world.

Prince Automation and Innovation Company (PAIC) Limited
Prince Automation and Innovation Company (PAIC) Limited
M-Shamba Digital

M-Shamba Digital is a smart farming agritech solution that integrates internet of things (IoT) technology in providing accurate and reliable soil/crop data to farmers in real time. Farmers then use this data to predict future harvest patterns and take necessary actions to maximize volumes. This technology further employs innovations around landless and vertical hydroponics farming techniques that allow for effortless water conservation by automated irrigation and recycling translating to use of only 5% of water necessary for crop growth while maintaining up to 20 times harvest volumes of food.

Judges

Michel Bezy
Michel Bezy
Adjunct Professor
- Carnegie Mellon University

Mentor and advisor to African startups and entrepreneurs. He recently retired as distinguished service professor from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in June 2020. Prior to his retirement, he also served as associate director at Carnegie Mellon University Africa for eight years and played an instrumental role in its growth.

Sylvia Mukasa
Sylvia Mukasa
GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs
- Founder & CEO

An award-winning entrepreneur, Sylvia is Founder/CEO of GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs.  GlobalX feeds into the innovation pipeline by closing the skills, funding and digital transformation gaps with a focus on emerging technologies.  She is a 2014 TechWomen Fellow, a Silicon Valley STEM program run by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; launched by Hillary Clinton.  In 2015, Sylvia earned a special mention for her technology entrepreneurship work at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) closing speech by Maria Contreras-Sweet, former US Government's Lead Minister on Entrepreneurship and member of President Obama's cabinet.  In November 2021, she was listed under 35 Most Influential Women in Tech by CIO Africa.  Sylvia is passionate about empowering Women in Tech and contributing to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and globally.  

Percy Lemtukei
Percy Lemtukei
CEO & Founder
- Savanna Circuit Tech Ltd

Percy is CEO of Savanna Circuit Tech Ltd and a past ISHOW Kenya winner (2019).  He's an innovator, entrepreneur and post-harvest champion.  

Tom Odoyo
Tom Odoyo
Product Development Engineer
- Toyota Kenya Ltd., Hino Division.

A mechanical engineer with years of experience in product development from ideation to physical products. Have experience in both sustainable development and automotive industry.

Keziah Ntwiga
Keziah Ntwiga
Quality Assurance Engineer
- PayGo Energy

Keziah is a dynamic, enthusiastic, intuitive and resolved engineer, innovator and musician. With an ever-growing experience in innovation, ideation, product testing, and design, and impacting the community through positive innovation, she is driven by a passion to create lasting solutions.

Wambui Nyabero
Wambui Nyabero
CTO
- Villgro Africa

Dynamic leader with 15+ years of proven experience directing change, growth & innovation within small, medium and large corporations. I lead from the heart and excel at leading teams in finding creative solutions to human, technical, and logistical problems. Passionate about making the world a better place and technology that helps us live better. Demonstrated ability to leverage strengths of individual team members to elevate success of the team. Creates a culture that enables both the team and individuals to thrive.

Kamau Gachigi
Kamau Gachigi
Gearbox
- Executive Director

Gearbox is located in Nairobi's industrial area and the makerspace provides a network of like-minded individuals and businesses with the know-how and resources that enable you to take your innovation to market.  Dr. Kamau holds a U.S. patent in electronic materials and has published 27 scientific papers on technology and innovation.

June Madete, PhD
June Madete, PhD
Kenyatta University
- Senior Lecturer

June Madete is a Biomechanics engineer, researcher and senior lecturer at Kenyatta University with special interest and expertise in motion analysis software and hardware. Her previous research involved combination of this technique with animal research in the field of euro science, video fluoroscopy, x-ray and CT data.

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