Where are they now?

iSAVE (Individualized System for Augmenting Ventilator Efficacy)
Dr. Shriya Srinivasan
Project Prana

iSAVE (Individualized System for Augmenting Ventilator Efficacy)

USA (2021)
- Health

Project Prana is a nonprofit with the mission of deploying accessible and innovative medical technology. Their device, the iSAVE (Individualized System for Augmenting Ventilator Efficacy), is a low-cost ventilator multiplexor. The iSAVE repurposes existing medical flow valves to allow a single ventilator to provide personalized support to at least two patients. The device enables independent control of volume and pressure for each patient and incorporates safety measures to accommodate sudden patient deterioration and cross-contamination.

The Sentinel
Henrik Cox
Conservation X Labs

The Sentinel

USA (2021)
- Environment

The Sentinel is a hardware and software platform to retrofit existing devices used in wildlife conservation, such as trail cameras and acoustic recorders. This technology enhances how conservationists can use advanced tools such as artificial intelligence to automate data processing, work with machine learning models without seeing a line of code, and act on important events of interest that occur in the wild.

SolarIce Maker 50
Julian Krüger
JK Engineering, part of SelfChill cooperation

SolarIce Maker 50

USA (2021)
- Energy

The SolarIce Maker produces 50 kg of ice blocks daily by making the best use of the sun, combining innovative control and efficient operation. Ice blocks are needed to cool fish, agricultural produce, beverages or avoid food waste. There is a constant demand for ice in hot regions without access to electricity or with a weak-grid supply. The SolarIce Maker runs autonomously on solar and can optionally be integrated into an existing minigrid or run on grid supply, using batteries as backup in case of a blackouts.

AfriVent
Wambui Nyabero
MeDevice Kenya

AfriVent

Kenya (2021)
- Health

MeDevice Kenya Ltd is a Medical Device development company on a mission to tackle respiratory illnesses, of which COVID-19 is just an example. Our vision is to combine a fully featured lower cost ventilator, pulse oximeter, and other accessory devices with telemetry for remote access, as well as connectivity for data collection capability.

Watre.io
Derick Omari & Ronald Nettey
Tech Era

Watre.io

Kenya (2021)
- Water

Watre.io is a digital water distribution ecosystem manager that acts as a network orchestrator between users of water and private water distributors in urban areas by using data from its water level tracking sensor and its software. Watre.io ensures that customers never run out of water by prompting customers to order water at appropriate time and receive water just in time for household use. It ensures that water delivery is reliable, eliminates wait time to receive water, makes water affordable and ensures quality water for users.

Concrete Foam Generator
Dr. Aghan Oscar
Aqualoo Technologies

Concrete Foam Generator

Kenya (2021)
- Habitat

Aqualoo Ventures is a Social Enterprise that uses Modern Cellular Air Crete technology that is lightweight, non-toxic masonry material that is easy and inexpensive. The foam generator makes Air Crete which is a mixture of cement, water and foam. The foam is produced by agitating a foaming agent with compressed air. A good quality degreasing is be used as a foaming agent. Air Crete is fireproof, insect proof and unharmed by moisture that will not rot or decay while making building materials like blocks and walls.

Bionicli
Nishant Agarwal
Life and Limb ℗ Ltd

Bionicli

India (2021)
- Health

Life and Limb is a spin-off from the Indian Institute of Technology [IIT] Kanpur, working to mainstream the use of prostheses and focusses on sound design practices. As a team, LnL aims to revolutionize the field of prosthesis with cost-effective and high-quality solutions, for patient-specific fitment, with a dedicated team of professionals and appreciated by its users. We intend to cater to 0.5 million people in India — to provide transradial prosthetic hand with remote fitment, connect with the prosthetist, amortization benefits with trade-in options, and enhance the user experience acquiring the assistive technology. The proposed solution is a functional prosthetic hand with 6 grip patterns that can achieve more than 15% of daily living activities [ADLs].

ZincGel® Battery
Tejas Kusurkar & Rishi Srivastava
Offgrid Energy Labs

ZincGel® Battery

India (2021)
- Energy

ZincGel® Battery is a next-generation battery technology packed with multiple IPs in electrolyte, materials and design. It is efficient, temperature stable, safe and has higher life than current lithium-ion while being sustainable. It is ideal for use in stationary (renewable, grid, backup) and low-powered mobility applications.

PadCare
Ajinkya Dhariya
PadCare Labs

PadCare

India (2021)
- Health

PadCare is an unprecedented hygiene management solution that completes the loop of the menstrual hygiene economy by generating harmless, recyclable output out of soiled pads.

Nutrient Delivery System
Tinia Pina & Rahul Bhansali
Re-Nuble

Nutrient Delivery System

USA (2020)
- Agriculture

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.

Passive Irrigation Controller
Austin McLean & Rashmi Sathar
Corridor Water Technologies

Passive Irrigation Controller

USA (2020)
- Agriculture

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.

Reeddi Capsules
Olubanjo Olugbenga Olufemi & Akinloye Damilare
Reeddi Inc.

Reeddi Capsules

USA (2020)
- Clean Energy

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.

Cipher
Emmanuel Ugwu
MicroFuse Technologies

Cipher

Kenya (2020)
- Health

Cipher is a tool that enables you to diagnose and detect cerebral malarial retinopathy with a smartphone and also captures data relating to every patient. This would be of immense help not just in urban settings but also in remote areas where it could just be a split-second decision to treat a child for malaria or consider other causes of illness which could be life-threatening as well.

Solar Cooking Boiler
Justine Abuga
Ecobora Company

Solar Cooking Boiler

Kenya (2020)
- Clean Energy

We are equipping rural marginalized schools with our patented solar-powered cook stove that permits around the clock cooking, by tapping the sun’s energy and storing it in a repurposed oil tank with waste motor oil as an effective carbon sink tank. This eliminates the need of firewood by 100%. The stove is affordable and provides heat energy even during rainy seasons. We license our technology to already existing boiler fabricators and Jua Kali artisans who engineer and distribute the stoves saving schools 100% cooking cost-money. The money saved equips science and computer laboratories to offer quality education to students.

Ari
Munira Twahir
Inteco Kenya Ltd.

Ari

Kenya (2020)
- Health

Inteco works in the menstrual hygiene ecosystem and focuses on the distribution and supply chain management of donated sanitary pads to adolescent girls in schools. We firm up the value chain by eradicating any human interference, ensure that sanitary pads are being used by the intended user, and create cheaper systems for accountability and monitoring. We do this by installing sanitary pads dispensers in schools, which allows students to get a pad when they need it using NFC cards.

Electrostatic Spraying System
Sawant Anil Ishwar & Jadhav Vivek Haribha
Aigret Innovations India Private Limited

Electrostatic Spraying System

India (2020)
- Agriculture

Electrostatic Spraying System for produce (e.g., grapes and pomegranates) is more effective and four times more efficient than conventional spraying systems. It provides a more uniform dispersion and coating of the target. It is easy to use, reduces application time, reaches hidden areas of the produce, and conserves the applied liquid.

JALODBUST
Erika Kasba & Rakesh Kasba
Cherries Engineering Innovation India Pvt. Ltd.

JALODBUST

India (2020)
- Sanitation

The settled and densified excreta sludge left behind in septic tanks are not properly removed by the vacuum trucks and dewatering pumps. This sludge is presently removed by humans known as “Manual Scavengers.” JALODBUST removes this sludge by scraping, agitating, and pumping it out while eliminating the need for human touch.

Cerebo
Shilpa Malik
Bioscan Research

Cerebo

India (2020)
- Health

Cerebo is a handy, non-invasive, fully computerized system for detecting intracranial hemorrhage in two minutes. It is portable and does not require special skills to operate it. It is non-invasive and is based on the NIR Spectroscopy. When deployed in trauma centers, emergency departments, and ambulances, it can save the lives of millions of patients whose brain injuries go undiagnosed.

GrainMate Grain Moisture Meter
ISAAC SENU SESI
Sesi Technologies Ltd

GrainMate Grain Moisture Meter

Kenya (2019)
- Agriculture

Every year, farmers in sub-saharan Africa lose up to 30% of their grains valued at $4 billion to post-harvest losses. One cause of this is the storage of grains at incorrect moisture levels because they don't have simple, low-cost tools to measure grain moisture before storage. They usually resort to subjective means of measuring moisture content which are often inaccurate. Our solution, GrainMate, is a low-cost grain moisture tester which helps grain farmers reduce post-harvest losses by making it easy for them to accurately measure their grain moisture content before storage. At $100, GrainMate Grain Moisture Meter is over four times cheaper than conventional grain moisture meters on the market while offering superior accuracy.

MaziwaPlus Pre-Chiller
PERCY LEMTUKEI & EMMASTELLA GAKUO
Savanna Circuit Tech

MaziwaPlus Pre-Chiller

Kenya (2019)
- Clean Energy

"MaziwaPlus Pre-Chiller, previously known as MaziwaPlus Cooling Systems, is a mobile solar powered chilling on transit system that can be mounted on motorbikes for producers and dairy cooperatives for quality control, traceability, and maximized profits. This is in response to milk post-harvest losses due to lack of affordable cooling infrastructure for the highly perishable milk produce that is transported over great distances in rural Kenya. Rejection of milk at factory gate and no evening milk collection has led to continued revenue losses for small holder dairy farmers. In the last year, we have been able to impact over 800 households and increase their revenues by 32%, cut power consumption to processors, and 100% deliver quality, fresh milk. The product is communally shared at aggregation centers and through a real-time, mobile milk collection application.
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Multicrop Thresher (SIL MCT 2.0)
Theodore Ohene-Botchway & Jeffrey Boakye Appiagyei
SAYeTECH Company Limited

Multicrop Thresher (SIL MCT 2.0)

Kenya (2019)
- Agriculture

SAYeTECH produces multi-crop threshers that use business model innovation to enhance food security and empower the poor. Our two main objectives are to reduce grain (sorghum, rice, maize, soybean and millet) wastage that could feed our future and to empower poor grain farmers with the multi-thresher that can reduce post-harvest losses of by up to 30%, providing enough food to feed Africa’s growing population. Simultaneously the multi-crop thresher will also be increasing the income of smallholder farmers, especially women, by up to 50% every year.

Kukua
Nick Azpiroz, Amy King & Eric Reynolds Brubaker
Kukua Labs

Kukua

USA (2019)
- Clean Energy

Solar home systems and minigrids have taken East Africa, Bangladesh, and other markets by storm. As off grid and “bad grid” households climb the energy ladder, they demand new appliances -- especially “productive” appliances that generate supplemental income. Over 70% of families in Tanzania raise chickens for supplemental income and nutrition, but most have subsistence flocks that rely on natural egg incubation and provide small and volatile profits. Through mutual partnership with solar home system and minigrid companies, Kukua enables stable growth of otherwise volatile family income by making at-home artificial chicken egg incubation affordable and viable.

WERLWind
Kamran Mahmudov & Ahmed Mahmoud
WETech

WERLWind

USA (2019)
- Aquaculture

Over 20 million farmers in the Asia-Pacific region rely on small-scale aquaculture for food security and income. Their yields are less than industrial ponds due to low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the water. We have developed a wind-powered aeration system, WERLWind, which can accomplish aeration in ponds sustainably. WERLWind is a floating surface aerator consisting of a vertical axis wind turbine coupled to an impeller underwater. Wind energy is converted to mechanical energy by the turbine which rotates the impeller. This induces circulation inside the pond, limiting DO losses to atmosphere, distributing DO uniformly and improving overall DO content.

Aguadapt
Dylan Terrell & Aaron Krupp
Caminos de Agua

Aguadapt

USA (2019)
- Water

Low-cost drinking water filters are typically limited to bacteria removal, even though low-income people worldwide are disproportionately affected by rising levels of chemical contamination. Additionally, shipping expensive bottled water is common in emergency disaster relief. For ~$30 USD, Aguadapt builds off of our certified ceramic filter to solve these issues. The family-sized system is robust, deploys rapidly, and can be quickly installed in all common containers – providing safe drinking water for over three years. Aguadapt removes organic chemicals and 99.9999% of pathogens. It can be adapted with universal hardware to treat regionally-relevant contaminants like arsenic, lead, or fluoride.

Unnati Solar Silk Reeling Machine
Kiran Malali & Ratan Vaid
Resham Sutra

Unnati Solar Silk Reeling Machine

India (2019)
- Energy

Unnati, created by Resham Sutra Pvt. Ltd., is a solar powered machine for reeling Tassar silk yarn. Tassar silk cocoons grow in forest areas of East India. As these are some of the remotest and poorest parts of the country, the people there have extremely poor access to electricity. Unnati increases efficiency in reeling silk and improves quality of life, especially for rural women.

Eco1 Rocket Stove
Russell Collins
Himalayan Rocket Stove

Eco1 Rocket Stove

India (2019)
- Energy

The Eco1 Rocket Stove, by Himalayan Rocket Stove, is a clean burning, high efficiency combustion for heating and cooking in the Himalayas and beyond. It reduces the demand for wood, thus addressing the deforestation in the Himalayas and the burden of fuel collection.

Taal Digital Stethoscope
MUSE Diagnostics Pvt Ltd
Arvind Badrinarayanan & Sumukh Mysore

Taal Digital Stethoscope

India (2019)
- Health

Taal Digital Stethoscope, created by MUSE Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., is a small, handheld device that uses cutting edge technology to produce clear, noise-free body sounds. Their app enables users to visualize, record, analyse and share these results; and their innovative cloud platform gives users diagnostic suggestions and enables specialist referral.

Annie
Sanskriti Dawle
Project Mudra

Annie

India (2018)
- Health

Annie, by Thinkerbell Labs, is an audio-tactile device that enables Braille self-learning and classroom teaching for the visually impaired.

Brün CG
Balaji Teegala
Brün Health

Brün CG

India (2018)
- Health

Brün CG is providing state-of-the-art fetal monitoring technology at a user acceptable price point. Along with the mobile application, it allows for recording, collecting, and sharing of fetal data with clinicians for timely interventions in the remotest of locations.

Sparsh
Vinayak Nandalike
Yostra

Sparsh

India (2018)
- Health

Sparsh is a multi-parameter, portable, hand-held medical device that helps clinicians screen diabetic patients for symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Biogas Milk Chiller
Samuel Castro
SimGas

Biogas Milk Chiller

Kenya (2018)
- Agriculture

The Biogas Milk Chiller by SimGas enables off-grid dairy farmers to store, deliver, and sell the highest possible quantity of milk. Milk is kept cool over night until it is delivered/sold the next day. This decreases milk spoilage and increases income potential for dairy farmers.
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Bentos Fuel
Ishmael Hezekiah
Bentos Energy

Bentos Fuel

Kenya (2018)
- Energy

Bentos Fuels is an innovative process of recycling harvested water hyacinth, which is an invasive plant species, and mixing it with paper sludge and charred waste biomass. This innovation produces a unique resin extruded into smokeless charcoal briquettes that are efficient and affordable.

Smart Brooder
George Chege
Arinifu Tech

Smart Brooder

Kenya (2018)
- Agriculture

The Smart Brooder is an environmental controller that assists farmers in automatically monitoring and controlling their chicken coops. It reduces reliance on charcoal as a source of heat and encourages the use of infrared bulbs, which are highly efficient and have minimal impacts on the environment.

NeoVent
Anna John
AimTech Health

NeoVent

USA (2018)
- Health

NeoVent provides non-invasive, dual-pressure ventilator and its patent-pending design has only one moving piece. It is easy to use and does not require continuous electricity. It can be manufactured for less than $20 compared to traditional ventilators that cost 100 times more

Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster
Jose Uechi
Compadre

Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster

USA (2018)
- Agriculture

The Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster can be used by small rural farmers to roast their own coffee beans with sunlight. Solar roasting provides higher incomes by minimizing costs of production, promotes organic practices, decreases CO2 output, and allows small scale farmers to continue to work and live in remote areas.

PointCheck
Carlos Castro-Gonzalez
Leuko

PointCheck

USA (2018)
- Health

Chemotherapy lowers neutrophil levels, which inhibits the body's ability to fight infections. These infections can be avoided if low neutrophil levels are detected early. PointCheck is a non-invasive device that aids in early detection thus decreasing instances of infection for chemotherapy patients.

BrailleMe
Shyam Shah
Innovision

BrailleMe

India (2017)
- Health

With BrailleMe the visually impaired can access any digital information instantaneously in their own tactile script Braille at a 10x lower price than existing products due to patent filed technology

Saans
Nitesh Jangir
COEO Labs

Saans

India (2017)
- Health

Saans is a multi-powered, low-skill, neonatal breathing support device, which maintains respiration and oxygenation in neonates with RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome) in the resource constrained settings including transportation.

SWACHH
Bhavin Gawali
Saral Design Solutions Private Limited

SWACHH

India (2017)
- Health

SWACHH (Saral Design Solutions Private Limited) is India’s first indigenous designed automatic machine which makes ultra-thin sanitary napkins.

Matibabu
Brian Gitta
Matibabu

Matibabu

Kenya (2017)
- Health

A noninvasive device used to test for Malaria. It uses custom made hardware which is then connected to a smartphone to aid easy diagnosis within households.

Science Set
Charles Antipem
Dext

Science Set

Kenya (2017)
- Technology

An affordable, portable, practical and highly scalable science lab that can fit in the bag and on the desk of students.

Sign-IO
Roy Allela
Sign-IO

Sign-IO

Kenya (2017)
- Technology

A sign language to speech translation glove that has been developed to address the language barrier between sign language users and the general public.

EV 8 Cooler
Quang Truong
Evaptainers

EV 8 Cooler

USA (2017)
- Health

Evaptainers creates low-cost mobile refrigerators that run on water. These are perfect for low income families who live off grid or cannot afford a conventional refrigerator.

QuickSee
Shivang Dave
PlenOptika

QuickSee

USA (2017)
- Health

PlenOptika developed the QuickSee to disrupt the barriers to eyeglass prescriptions for billions of people worldwide so that they can get the eyeglasses they need.

BioLite HomeStove
Jonathan Cedar
BioLite

BioLite HomeStove

USA (2017)
- Health

An ultra-clean cookstove that reduces smoke emissions by 90% and biomass fuel consumption by 50% compared to traditional open fire cooking, while also co-generating electricity from the flame to charge mobile phones and lights.

Buoy
Keri Waters
Calliope

Buoy

USA (2016)
- Water & Sanitation

Buoy by Calliope is a connected whole-house device that gives homeowners real-time, detailed information about how and where they use water.

Paygo Energy
Nick Quintong
Paygo Energy

Paygo Energy

USA (2016)
- Energy

The PayGo smart meter technology (SMT) couples to any LPG cylinder, enabling micro-asset financing and pay-as-you-go functionality.

Amparo
Jessica Menold
Amparo

Amparo

USA (2016)
- Health

AMPARO is redefining prosthetic care to make it accessible to more amputees by decreasing the time and training required to fit a socket.

Banza Waterless Toilet
Patrick Kiruki
Banza

Banza Waterless Toilet

Kenya (2016)
- Water & Sanitation

Banza Toilets are designed to be an in-home unit providing families with safe, dignified and accessible toilets.

Green Rock Drill
Lawrence Ojok
Green Rock Drill

Green Rock Drill

Kenya (2016)
- Economy & Community

Green Rock Drill is an intermediate technology machine appropriate for small scale miners.

Smart Irrigation Sensors
Taita Ngetich
Illuminum Greenhouse

Smart Irrigation Sensors

Kenya 2016
- Agriculture & Food

A modern greenhouses with sensor technology. Sensors monitor temperature, humidity, soil moisture and regulate the water supply and link to the farmer’s phone.

Hand Held Dermascope
Geethanjali Radhakrishnan
Adiuvo Diagnostics

Hand Held Dermascope

India (2016)
- Health

The portable hand held dermascope is a multi-wavelength dermascope which can detect and continuously monitor various skin diseases non-invasively.

Chakr
Arpit Dhupar
Chakr Innovations

Chakr

India (2016)
- Environment

A device that absorbs over 60% of the particulate matter (soot) from engines and converts it into Ink - a value added product.

Bempu Hypothermia Monitoring Device
Ratul Narain
Bempu

Bempu Hypothermia Monitoring Device

India (2016)
- Health

The Bempu Hypothermia Alert Device is a simple, innovative baby bracelet which detects and alerts in the event of neonatal hypothermia.

Wave Carpet
Maha Haji
CalWave

Wave Carpet

USA (2015)
- Energy

CalWave’s “Wave Carpet” generates electricity from ocean waves more efficiently and less obtrusively than other wave-energy systems. Waves pass over the flexible carpet and drive hydraulic pumps and pressure to generate electricity or produce freshwater.

mWSI (Mobile Whole Slide Imaging)
Lou Auguste
AlexaPath

mWSI (Mobile Whole Slide Imaging)

USA (2015)
- Health

Utilising a smartphone coupled with a robotic stage, mWSI acquires a single composite image of a biological specimen. The mWSI system converts any microscope into a smart microscope to digitize medical slides at resolutions up to 40x objective magnification.

TocoTrack
Malvi Hemani
TocoTrack

TocoTrack

USA (2015)
- Health

A low-cost tocodynamometer that automates the monitoring of uterine contractions for midwives and provides contraction information in an easy-to-interpret partograph form without the need for continuous electricity.

GreenCHILL
Anurag Agarwal
New Leaf Ventures

GreenCHILL

India (2015)
- Agriculture & Food/Energy

GreenCHILL’s compressor-less & off-grid refrigeration system uses biomass for cooling to allow agriculture communities to preserve produce to reducing food waste and increasing farm revenue.

BlumbangReksa
Imad Majid
Atnic

BlumbangReksa

India (2015)
- Agriculture & Food

An IoT water quality device for shrimp aquaculture. Measures DO (dissolved oxygen), temperature, humidity, pH, salinity, TDS (total dissolved solid) and alerts farmers with SMS tips to maintain optimal environmental conditions for increased yields.

mDOC
Rajeev Kumar
Neurosynaptic Communications

mDOC

India (2015)
- Health

mDOC™ is a mobile diagnostic platform allowing health workers to be mobile and provide healthcare in the patients’ doorstep in rural areas.

Sanivation
Emily Woods
Sanivation

Sanivation

Kenya (2015)
- Water & Sanitation

A complete sanitation service that provides in-home toilets and waste collection coupled with the solar-processing of faces into charcoal briquettes for use as an energy source.

Smart Solar Kiosk
Henri Nyakarundi
ARED

Smart Solar Kiosk

Kenya (2015)
- Energy/Economy & Community

A mobile kiosk that enables connectivity through providing access to electricity and internet services to remote and disconnected places in East Africa. Implemented through a low cost franchise business model.

UjuziKilimo (2015)
Brian Bosire
UjuziKilimo

UjuziKilimo (2015)

Kenya
- Agriculture & Food

Soil quality diagnostic and management through low cost soil analysis and real time monitoring with farmer SMS notification/ tips for increased yields and risk management.