Where are they now?
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.
Screen reader support enabled.

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
Adjuvo 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.