Vote for Finalists

Vote for your favorite finalists below! The finalist from each Challenge with the most votes will receive a $2,000 Community Award. Voting closes September 29 at 2:00pm ET. Winners will be revealed at Virtual Solve Challenge Finals on September 29, along with the selected 2020 Solver teams and over $2 million in prize funding.

Vote for Health Security & Pandemics Finalists

Jute cellulose-based biodegradable PPE

Jute-polymer based, recyclable, biodegradable, oligo-chitosan coated personal protective equipment for healthcare workers

By Dr. Mehjabin Tishan Mahfuz

44

PODD

Pre-spillover participatory community disease detection surveillance platform

By Patipat Susumpow

78

Brownsville Sentiment: Equity Project

Designing effective strategies and policies for limiting transmission and supporting recovery

By Michael Lenihan

21

Vaxiglobal

Vaccination verification service to stem the tide of counterfeit vaccination certificates

By Tsitsi Sifiyali

941

Nanotech Covid19 Sensor

A hybrid electrochemical+colorimetric test kit to replace RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 detection and quantification

By Dr. Amani Salim

7476

AHSA® platform

AI tech that triggers and recommends actions to efficiently plan and avail supplies needed in responding to future health crises

By Bramuel Mwalo

24

Digitally Enabled CHWs Combat COVID-19

Support community health workers (CHWs) in Africa with innovative digital tools to maintain essential health services during COVID-19

By Sheila Kioko

AT AT
322

MapSights

A spatial and temporal predictive analytics Decision Support System (DSS) for CoVid-19 management

By Aditya Sharma

216

Mosquito borne disease prevention

Real-time & integrated disease management platform for prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases

By Satish Cherukumalli

535

Phages for Global Health

Helping scientists in Africa and Asia develop inexpensive antibacterial phage products that can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria locally

By Dr. Tobi Nagel

283

Global 911

Flare builds 911 technology and operations for the 5-billion people today who live without this life-saving infrastructure and service.

By Ndiko Mwaura

39

Aspire breathing tube

Infection control breathing tube proven to reduce ventilation time, antibiotic use, respiratory labor, pneumonia, and mortality.

By Dr Benjamin Richard Wang MD

4412

PENSA *660#

mHealth swiss army knife for the Bottom of the Pyramid

By Valter Cumbi

73

Biometrics for vaccine delivery

Using contactless biometrics for verified delivery of vaccines at the frontlines to minimise wastage, and improve data quality

By Alexandra Grigore

ST ST
186

One-Minute N95 Decontamination

A fast, low-cost system for decontaminating N95 masks for re-use during pandemic shortages.

By Dr. Jacob Scott

211

Vote for Learning for Girls & Women Finalists

codeHive

Investing in underserved young women to provide the best tech talent and build powerful female tech leaders

By Linda Kamau

178

Empower 1.5 Million Girls to go to School!

Build community ownership to create and sustain increased enrolment and retention for girls, and improve learning outcomes of children.

By Safeena Husain

647

Mighty Girls

Empowering women and girls with life-changing free digital learning solutions, even for those in offline and remote communities.

By Tariq Fancy

AC AC
9

Teachers Lead Tech

Personalised learning tool for primary school teachers to bring technology creation skills to ALL girls in the classroom

By Monika Katkute

23

Amplify Her Voice

Mayan Girl Pioneers in Guatemala break a culture of silence through an empowered voice amplified by technology

By Mrs Lidia Oxi Chuy

330

Women Disrupting Tech

Launch an online Information Systems diploma to address the educational access and digital divide for women across Africa and Asia.

By Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

137

Zindi

Transforming Communities By Empowering African Women in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

By Ekow Duker

254

Go Girls: Rising up Together

Social Learning platform that connects high achievers young women as role models for support teen girls learning journey.

By DEBORAH DE MARI

386

Sisters of Code

Sisters of Code, the first female coding club, that offers free coding trainings to encourage female students to study technology.

By Natalija Rodionova

83

Cascade of Learning

Transforming learning for women and girls with the power of technology and social capital

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

41

Digital Literacy Rights

Thaki advances inclusion by enhancing women and girls’ digital literacy and skills among displaced refugees and vulnerable communities.

By Rudayna Abdo

94

JumpToPC

An affordable and accessible personal computing solution for at-home learning and working

By Sucheta Baliga

2326

Girls-4-Girls

A platform that provides video learning curriculum courses while mobilising partnerships between girls as digital mentors for each other.

By Mr. Tonee Ndungu

87

Yiya AirScience

A school in your phone! Giving rural African girls access to interactive learning experiences through simple keypad phones.

By Erin Fitzgerald

76

Simbibot

Using AI and ML to give every girl child access to quality education.

By Ms Oyindamola Adesina

759

Vote for Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship Finalists

Innomaps

Innomaps provides business intelligence for small business owners and starting entrepreneurs using geoanalytics and data science

By Nicolas Serrano

329

D2

Creating opportunities for unemployed Bangladeshi youth by providing access to meaningful work online

By Razin Mustafiz

41

Nucleus

Regardless of where you are in Africa, we will make sure tech skill training is accessible to you.

By Eyitayo Ogunmola

1384

Stereotheque

A market network that connects creatives with opportunities in creative industries through an innovative skill quantification method.

By Tomas Uribe

40

Someone Somewhere

A digitally native brand that works with hundreds of rural artisans to craft the best products for socially conscious travelers

By Antonio Nuno

14

The Last Mile

Reducing recidivism through in-prison tech education and post-incarceration mentorship.

By Beverly Parenti

631

Douar Tech

Upskilling vulnerable youth through a progressive web application for innovative technology training and job market integration

By Hanae Bezad

169

Scale

A digital platform that gives MSMEs the ability to participate in private and public procurement processes, and win.

By Marvin Tumbo

615

Humans in the Loop

Providing refugees with work and skills to drive forward the Artificial Intelligence Industry.

By Iva Gumnishka

ZH ZH
NY NY
84

OZE: Data-driven growth

Simple, habit-forming, digital record-keeping and coaching for MSMEs.

By Meghan McCormick

5

Financial Independence for MSMEs

Leveraging AI to provide affordable, relevant and just-in-time financial solutions to MSMEs in Sub Saharan Africa.

By Mr Chidi Okpala

264

Sana Learning Platform

Improving skill learning using AI-powered adaptive learning to reduce time to mastery and increase knowledge retention

By Mrs Anna Nordell Westling

20

SOLshare

SOLshare created the world’s first solar P2P energy exchange platform allowing users to earn a direct income from the sun.

By Ms. Salma Islam

36

Tamo Junto

Tamo Junto it`s a free, mobile-friendly online platform that helps Brazilian low-income microentrepreneurs to develop their business.

By Luisa Bonin

152

New Day Jobs

Enable Access to Higher-Income Earning Opportunities In Southeast Asia and Across the World

By Conor Smith

23

Vote for Sustainable Food Systems Finalists

Bambara Milk

A nutritious plant-based milk made from a climate-resilient crop known as the Bambara Groundnut.

By Mark Lim

74

InsectiPro

Using insects to increase food security in Africa. We see the beauty in the beast.

By Talash Huijbers

9

Affordable and healthy food for low income people

Technology to rescue healthy food at risk of being wasted, and distribute it at discounted prices in low income neighborhoods

By Ady Beitler

KC KC
NM NM
38

Banoo

One-stop mobile app for aquaculture farmers to increase productivity, enabled by automated microbubble generator and powered by solar panel.

By Azellia Alma Shafira

1367

Cooling Down the Drylands of Kenya

A solar powered Cold Storage Facility that provides both cooling and electricity to viable livestock markets in East & Southern Africa

By Tracy Kimathi

1997

Loop

Supporting small farmer livelihoods and building food system resilience through digital connections

By Ashu Sikri

RG RG
36

Waste to taste

Producing emissions-free, sustainable agricultural phosphorus from waste through our world-first technology

By Dr Farshid Pahlevani

48

Beewise

Securing global food supplies by saving the bees utilizing precision robotics, computer vision, and AI

By Saar Safra

55

eggXYt

Saving 8 billion male chicks, saving billions of dollars and adding 8 billion eggs to the global supply.

By Yehuda Elram

63

Seafood Value Rescue

SmartFish's Value Rescue Model uses markets to improve fisher livelihoods, conserve marine ecosystems & offer consumers responsible choices

By Cecilia Blasco

313

Shiok Meats, sustainable seafood

Shiok Meats is a cell-based clean meat company, producing seafood and meats by harvesting from cells instead of animals.

By Dr Sandhya Sriram

73

Sensegrass

Soil Health Analysis By Fertilizer Reduction in Soil for low income small size farmers to Improve food production.

By Lalit Gautam

32

Surplus Management System

Whole Surplus provides digital surplus food management system prioritizing recovery solutions in line with the Food Recovery Hierarchy.

By Kubra Orak

64

NUTY - Nutritious & Tasty Food

Sustainable fresh ready-to-eat food supply chain to provide affordable, nutritious and balanced diet for Indian urban population.

By Ray Nathan

DS DS
352

Seaweed for Low Methane Livestock

A novel seaweed feed supplement that solves climate change by reducing livestock methane emissions by over 90%

By Alexia Akbay

182

Vote for Maternal & Newborn Health Finalists

Maziwa Breast Pump

The only breast pump designed specifically for working mothers in developing markets.

By Sahar Jamal

237

Salamat: Healthy Mother, Healthy Family

A maternal health app that improves follow-up and continuity of care through improved patient record access, communication and education

By Alia Rasoully

54

SurgiBox

SurgiBox: Protecting mothers, newborns and obstetricians through safe surgical care - any time, any place.

By Dr Debbie Teodorescu

47

RealDrip

A device to regulate infusion into the body using artificial intelligence.

By Abdulwaheed Alayande

91

PM-477: Cure BV

A novel, precise and specific therapy for Bacterial Vaginosis – the number one vaginal infection.

By Dr. Albina Poljak

17

Universally Friendly Obturator

The UFO addresses issues with late-stage cervical cancer brachytherapy to improve patient outcomes and increase accessibility to treatment.

By Lauren Payne

KK KK
269

Ubenwa

Analyzing infants’ cry sounds using machine learning to detect early signs of birth asphyxia.

By Charles Onu

10

Bioforge Neonatal Incubator

A cost effective and easy to assemble incubators for doctors operating within limited resources.

By Dr Dewan Ahmad Fawzul Kabir Choudhury

1029

mSCAN

A low cost portable ultrasound that detetcts risk factors of maternal mortality among pregnant mothers in resource limited areas.

By Dr Prosper Ahimbisibwe MD

58

Wheels for life

A solution that uses telemedicine to provide prompt access to health care for pregnant women in emergencies.

By Dr Jemimah Muthoni Kariuki

SG SG
LM LM
EW EW
234

Maisha

Maisha: Improving postpartum depression treatment in Africa through standardized screening practices

By RUTH MWAURA

DM DM
282

BEMPU TempWatch to prevent Neonatal Hypothermia

The BEMPU TempWatch detects neonatal hypothermia and promotes Kangaroo Care uptake, to prevent neonatal morbidity and mortality.

By Ratul Narain

SK SK
RN RN
96

Storx

Transabdominal Fetal Pulse Oximeter to Avoid Birth Asphyxia and Unnecessary Interventions

By Dan Fong

DF DF
6

Democratizing Ultrasound Imaging across Africa

Scaling portable, telemedicine-enabled, ultrasound devices for pregnant women in peri-urban Kenya to decrease maternal and infant mortality.

By Emilian Popa

76

Khushi AI

AI for early prediction of maternal and neonatal outcomes at the last mile

By Ruchit Nagar

30

Vote for Indigenous Communities Fellowship Finalists

NARSS Montana

Provide culturally relevant long-term recovery support services for individuals struggling with addiction.

By Dana Comes At Night

9

Safeguarding Indigenous Genomics

We are partnering with local museum experts to design digital tools to safeguard against predatory access to ancient Indigenous remains.

By Prof. Keolu Fox

490

Indigenous Wisdom Center

The IWC is a demonstration earthship-style building enabling year-round sustainability skills training to build capacity and capital.

By Bryan Deans

85

Food from Fire

Reduce fire hazard and grow food year round in the Arctic with biomass heated greenhouses

By Eva Burk

66

Protect Medicinal Plants

Assessing risks from legacy mining to the Diné (Navajo) people through measurement of heavy metal uptake into traditional medicinal plants.

By Richelle Thomas

7

Indigenous Wellness Marketplace

A digital hub which sells Indigenous-made, culturally significant products to encourage movement, cooking, and mindfulness in Native homes.

By Chelsey Luger

4

Indigenous DC

A mobile application with digital maps featuring Native American sites of importance in--and contributions to--the nation’s capital city.

By Elizabeth Rule

76

Water Connects Communities

Determine the water budget in arid environments for sustainable land management by Indigenous communities.

By Mr. Derrick J. Slick

20

Indigikitchen

Indigikitchen uses digital media to restore the knowledge associated with traditional Indigenous foods.

By Mariah Gladstone

84

EA Ecoversity

Empowering Native Hawaiians youth and young adults to reach their highest potential as they reconnect to their native language and culture.

By Dr. Kū Kahakalau

152

ShockTalk

ShockTalk is a telebehavioral app connecting Native therapists to Native users.

By Austin Serio

DG DG
SK SK
25

Sicangu Online Marketplace

Supporting tribal food producers and increasing access and demand for locally produced food through a bilingual online sales platform

By Matthew Wilson

22

International Wakashan AI Consortium

The international Wakashan language communities are uniting to build a shared Voice AI, overcoming borders and barriers.

By Michael Running Wolf

73

Decolonial Dream Lab

A Native feminist beadwork studio and gallery that centers the intergenerational transmission of creative/cultural knowledges and practices.

By Kimberly Robertson

125

Hale Unfolded

Hale Unfolded is a (k)new playful cultural educational tools used to build our future traditional Hale, Cultural, & Community builders.

By Tiana Henderson

361
 
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