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
Pre-spillover participatory community disease detection surveillance platform
By Patipat Susumpow
Brownsville Sentiment: Equity Project
Designing effective strategies and policies for limiting transmission and supporting recovery
By Michael Lenihan
Vaccination verification service to stem the tide of counterfeit vaccination certificates
By Tsitsi Sifiyali
Nanotech Covid19 Sensor
A hybrid electrochemical+colorimetric test kit to replace RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 detection and quantification
By Dr. Amani Salim
AI tech that triggers and recommends actions to efficiently plan and avail supplies needed in responding to future health crises
By Bramuel Mwalo
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
A spatial and temporal predictive analytics Decision Support System (DSS) for CoVid-19 management
By Aditya Sharma
Mosquito borne disease prevention
Real-time & integrated disease management platform for prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases
By Satish Cherukumalli
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
Flare builds 911 technology and operations for the 5-billion people today who live without this life-saving infrastructure and service.
By Ndiko Mwaura
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
mHealth swiss army knife for the Bottom of the Pyramid
By Valter Cumbi
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
One-Minute N95 Decontamination
A fast, low-cost system for decontaminating N95 masks for re-use during pandemic shortages.
By Dr. Jacob Scott
Vote for Learning for Girls & Women Finalists
Investing in underserved young women to provide the best tech talent and build powerful female tech leaders
By Linda Kamau
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
Empowering women and girls with life-changing free digital learning solutions, even for those in offline and remote communities.
By Tariq Fancy
Teachers Lead Tech
Personalised learning tool for primary school teachers to bring technology creation skills to ALL girls in the classroom
By Monika Katkute
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
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
Transforming Communities By Empowering African Women in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
By Ekow Duker
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
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
Cascade of Learning
Transforming learning for women and girls with the power of technology and social capital
By Dr. Geeta Mehta
Digital Literacy Rights
Thaki advances inclusion by enhancing women and girls’ digital literacy and skills among displaced refugees and vulnerable communities.
By Rudayna Abdo
An affordable and accessible personal computing solution for at-home learning and working
By Sucheta Baliga
A platform that provides video learning curriculum courses while mobilising partnerships between girls as digital mentors for each other.
By Mr. Tonee Ndungu
A school in your phone! Giving rural African girls access to interactive learning experiences through simple keypad phones.
By Erin Fitzgerald
Using AI and ML to give every girl child access to quality education.
By Ms Oyindamola Adesina
Vote for Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship Finalists
Innomaps provides business intelligence for small business owners and starting entrepreneurs using geoanalytics and data science
By Nicolas Serrano
Creating opportunities for unemployed Bangladeshi youth by providing access to meaningful work online
By Razin Mustafiz
Regardless of where you are in Africa, we will make sure tech skill training is accessible to you.
By Eyitayo Ogunmola
A market network that connects creatives with opportunities in creative industries through an innovative skill quantification method.
By Tomas Uribe
A digitally native brand that works with hundreds of rural artisans to craft the best products for socially conscious travelers
By Antonio Nuno
The Last Mile
Reducing recidivism through in-prison tech education and post-incarceration mentorship.
By Beverly Parenti
Upskilling vulnerable youth through a progressive web application for innovative technology training and job market integration
By Hanae Bezad
A digital platform that gives MSMEs the ability to participate in private and public procurement processes, and win.
By Marvin Tumbo
Humans in the Loop
Providing refugees with work and skills to drive forward the Artificial Intelligence Industry.
By Iva Gumnishka
OZE: Data-driven growth
Simple, habit-forming, digital record-keeping and coaching for MSMEs.
By Meghan McCormick
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
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
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
Tamo Junto it`s a free, mobile-friendly online platform that helps Brazilian low-income microentrepreneurs to develop their business.
By Luisa Bonin
New Day Jobs
Enable Access to Higher-Income Earning Opportunities In Southeast Asia and Across the World
By Conor Smith
Vote for Sustainable Food Systems Finalists
A nutritious plant-based milk made from a climate-resilient crop known as the Bambara Groundnut.
By Mark Lim
Using insects to increase food security in Africa. We see the beauty in the beast.
By Talash Huijbers
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
One-stop mobile app for aquaculture farmers to increase productivity, enabled by automated microbubble generator and powered by solar panel.
By Azellia Alma Shafira
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
Supporting small farmer livelihoods and building food system resilience through digital connections
By Ashu Sikri
Waste to taste
Producing emissions-free, sustainable agricultural phosphorus from waste through our world-first technology
By Dr Farshid Pahlevani
Securing global food supplies by saving the bees utilizing precision robotics, computer vision, and AI
By Saar Safra
Saving 8 billion male chicks, saving billions of dollars and adding 8 billion eggs to the global supply.
By Yehuda Elram
Seafood Value Rescue
SmartFish's Value Rescue Model uses markets to improve fisher livelihoods, conserve marine ecosystems & offer consumers responsible choices
By Cecilia Blasco
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
Soil Health Analysis By Fertilizer Reduction in Soil for low income small size farmers to Improve food production.
By Lalit Gautam
Surplus Management System
Whole Surplus provides digital surplus food management system prioritizing recovery solutions in line with the Food Recovery Hierarchy.
By Kubra Orak
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
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
Vote for Maternal & Newborn Health Finalists
Maziwa Breast Pump
The only breast pump designed specifically for working mothers in developing markets.
By Sahar Jamal
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
SurgiBox: Protecting mothers, newborns and obstetricians through safe surgical care - any time, any place.
By Dr Debbie Teodorescu
A device to regulate infusion into the body using artificial intelligence.
By Abdulwaheed Alayande
PM-477: Cure BV
A novel, precise and specific therapy for Bacterial Vaginosis – the number one vaginal infection.
By Dr. Albina Poljak
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
Analyzing infants’ cry sounds using machine learning to detect early signs of birth asphyxia.
By Charles Onu
Bioforge Neonatal Incubator
A cost effective and easy to assemble incubators for doctors operating within limited resources.
By Dr Dewan Ahmad Fawzul Kabir Choudhury
A low cost portable ultrasound that detetcts risk factors of maternal mortality among pregnant mothers in resource limited areas.
By Dr Prosper Ahimbisibwe MD
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
Maisha: Improving postpartum depression treatment in Africa through standardized screening practices
By RUTH MWAURA
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
Transabdominal Fetal Pulse Oximeter to Avoid Birth Asphyxia and Unnecessary Interventions
By Dan Fong
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
AI for early prediction of maternal and neonatal outcomes at the last mile
By Ruchit Nagar
Vote for Indigenous Communities Fellowship Finalists
Provide culturally relevant long-term recovery support services for individuals struggling with addiction.
By Dana Comes At Night
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
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
Food from Fire
Reduce fire hazard and grow food year round in the Arctic with biomass heated greenhouses
By Eva Burk
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
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
A mobile application with digital maps featuring Native American sites of importance in--and contributions to--the nation’s capital city.
By Elizabeth Rule
Water Connects Communities
Determine the water budget in arid environments for sustainable land management by Indigenous communities.
By Mr. Derrick J. Slick
Indigikitchen uses digital media to restore the knowledge associated with traditional Indigenous foods.
By Mariah Gladstone
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
ShockTalk is a telebehavioral app connecting Native therapists to Native users.
By Austin Serio
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
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
Decolonial Dream Lab
A Native feminist beadwork studio and gallery that centers the intergenerational transmission of creative/cultural knowledges and practices.
By Kimberly Robertson
Hale Unfolded is a (k)new playful cultural educational tools used to build our future traditional Hale, Cultural, & Community builders.
By Tiana Henderson