Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

INTERGEN - A Youth-for-Youth Idea Incubator & Marketplace for Climate Innovation

BACKGROUND Today, there is a growing number of climate innovation events, such as “climathons”, that bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals to create new solutions to tackle climate change. Although these events are successful at generating innovative solutions, these ideas seldom leave the walls of the rooms they are being thought up in. Based on our own participant observations and ...more »

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Building climate resilience, asset by asset

ClimateAI offers a platform that allows for governments and businesses from different industries to calculate climate related risk hundred times faster, hundred times cheaper and more accurate than dynamic parametric climate models. We employ artificial intelligence, global and regional climate models and satellite imagery to come with predictions down to per asset basis. Improved climate related asset specific risk assessment ...more »

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Spira: Simple Sustainable Protein

The total market for algae is estimated to be $44.6 billion by 2023. The fastest growing segment of the algae industry is edible protein but the industry hasn’t changed the way it produces protein in 40 years, leading to an expensive and poor-tasting product. We use spirulina algae which doubles daily and is 3x the amount of protein as beef. It also contains 13 vitamins and 8 minerals. Spira creates an IoT system that ...more »

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A Green Button on the Gasoline Pump: Push the button and you buy carbon neutral gasoline

Climate change is the greatest challenge global society is facing today. Carbon Dioxide (CO2), because it is produced in such vast quantities, is the most significant Greenhouse Gas (GHG) contributing to climate change. The transportation sector is responsible for roughly one third of total US GHG emissions. This is comparable to the emissions from electricity generation. Most of the transport sector emissions come from ...more »

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Analytics for Water Action - AWA

Nitrate oversaturation remains a pressing issue in the health of affected ecosystems and their biotic factors. This issue leads to eutrophication, the process by which algae blooms spawn and die, producing dead zones where marine life suffocates. When ingested in higher quantities (10 mg/L or above), nitrates can become toxic, causing birth defects and carcinogenic malignancies. Conventional methods to combat these phenomena ...more »

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UrbanOasis App: Smart Cities + Saving Pollinators!

Saving pollinating species is in your hands, and on your cell phone. How ...? UrbanOasis App will allow you to fulfill this mission, and in real life. We need to know in depth and in real time the human impact on pollinators to live in harmony. Through an interface between a drone and the mobile application the user can collaborate in real time for the creation of meteorological maps, while having the opportunity to win ...more »

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Small Scale Waste to Energy

What is the problem? Approximately $162 billion dollars’ worth of food is wasted in North America each year, accounting for 40% of all food produced. This wasted food eventually ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases methane gas, a compound which is 25 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. In addition to the alarming environmental effects, food waste costs businesses upwards of $3.1 billion dollars per ...more »

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