Adaptive Hydro™ is a first in class, rapidly deployable, and modular hydropower system designed to electrify non-powered dams and canal heads without construction or investment in fixed infrastructure.
LivingWaters Systems provides portable, low-cost rainwater harvesting systems to ensure refugees and off-grid families have access to renewable clean water at the doorstep.
The Farmer’s Peeler is designed to peel the cassava root, a staple food for 500 million people, in a cost-effective, safe, and efficient way. It can peel cassava up to five times faster than hand peeling, fits within existing infrastructure, and can help raise farmer communities out of poverty.
We're creating recycling infrastructure and circular economies across Uganda. Our small-medium scale affordable plastic recycling machines are made in Uganda and empower local entrepreneurs to transform plastic waste into desirable products and create jobs for vulnerable youth.
It is made for families without access to a public water network. The design functions without any electrical or pipe connection. The portable capacity of the shower reduces physical effort. It is multifunctional for washing hands, clothes and showering with less than 10 liters.
Resp-IoT is an IoT-enabled hardware system that monitors respiratory rate, heart rate and oxygen saturation of outpatients located in rural areas, providing remote surveillance over a 3G network, and alerting clinicians for a timely medical response in case of high-risk events.
The Jet-Flame forced-draft accessory for biomass cooking stoves can help families that cook with wood dramatically improve their cooking experience at a low cost by enhancing their existing stove to reduce harmful smoke by up to 89%, make the fire easier to light and control, and decrease fuel use.
Maha is an Assistant Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University where she leads the Symbiotic Engineering and Analysis Laboratory (SEA Lab). The SEA Lab researches how to design offshore systems to sustainably extract resources from the ocean such as power, water, and food, as well as minerals key to the progress of clean energy. ISHOW 2015 Winner.
Passionate about product development with focus on user experience, social impact, cost innovation, extreme affordability, and incubating incubators.
Bob served in a variety of roles for GE for over 30 years and led a global team of over 350 engineers. Bob is currently serving as the co-chair of ASME’s Engineering Global Development Committee and has provided manufacturing guidance and expertise to ISHOW finalists as a judge since 2015.
Robert Turner is executive director of Earth Tech Futures. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University and brings expertise in tech transfer and sustainable design. Community builder, engineer, and speaker.
An experienced business leader who is passionate about inspiring great talent, creating a performance culture and creatively aligning talent with culture to ultimately deliver on business strategy. Boniface has a wealth of leadership expertise in driving operational excellence and doing business across Africa.
Kalan's serves as the Senior Manager, Global System Safety within Boeing’s Product and Safety Services organization, leading a skilled and highly-specialized team of engineers who engage with other manufacturers, major suppliers, industry partners, customers and regulatory authorities to drive continuous improvement in the safety of the global aviation system.
Inventor, patent holder, start-up mentor, product designer. Impact investor in consumer products and technology.
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.