03 Jun 2016 |
World innovation news |
Entrepreneurship & Management
24 Hours of Innovation 2016: The Winners!
The 24 Hours of Innovation 2016 contest was held from May 24, 9:00 a.m. Montreal (Eastern) time, to May 25, 9 a.m., at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), in Montreal. Approximately 2000 participants had 24 hours to find an innovative solution to proposed challenges. One hundred and ninety-five teams submitted a two-minute video presenting their solution to their chosen challenge.
Following is a list of the regulations and prizes:
Participating teams had to choose one challenge among the proposed 23, as follows:
The 2016 edition was sponsored by many companies and organizations. The de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation, platinum sponsor for 2016, proposed six challenges to participants of the 24 Hours of Innovation. These challenges were part of a hackathon called AquaHacking, organized by the foundation in 2016, challenging participants around the world to find technological solutions to protect the St. Lawrence River.
Approximately 50 students participating in the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Innovation will have one month to develop technological solutions, as part of a graduate program during the ÉTS Summer School on Innovation and Technological Design, in July 2016.
Following is a list of other sponsors for this event:
On May 24, 2016, at the zero hour, the challenges were revealed to participants in 19 locations around the world. At 22 hours, they submitted their technological solution, in the form of a two-minute YouTube video, to a local jury.
Each location chose the top three local solutions (first, second, and third prizes). The best project from each location was then submitted for evaluation to the six international jurors in Montréal.
(From right to left) Valérie St-Jean, economic development commissioner, Ville de Montréal; Béatrice Couture, Director at Innocité Mtl; Dominique Monchamp, Executive Director at the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation; Hélène Filion, Manager for the incubated companies at the Centech; Florent Lado Nogning, Development Advisor at the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation of the Québec government; and Luc Sirois (front of the group), co-founder of Hacking Health.
The jury selected the winners of the following international prizes:
- The first, second, and third international prizes awarded to the best projects;
- Regional prizes for the best solutions, from the following locations: Asia, South America, North America, Europe, and Africa;
- The first, second, and third “Swat Team” prizes awarded to teams that agreed to find a solution to an imposed challenge, not a challenge of their choice. The teams that opted to participate under this additional constraint were eligible for the three prizes.
Team River Rider, from the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), won the first of the international prizes for their solution to the challenge proposed by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation: How to take water samples, at regular intervals, for analysis on several strategic points of the St. Lawrence River, using a standalone technology or fueled by renewable energy.
Their solution is simply brilliant!!
Team Appanko, of the Universidad Veracruzana of Mexico, won the second international prize for their solution to the challenge proposed by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation: How to take, at regular intervals, water samples for analysis on several strategic points of the St. Lawrence River, using a standalone technology or fueled by renewable energy.
Team Solucion X, of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, in Peru, won the third international prize for their solution to challenge 13 proposed by the Municipality of Panama: How to avoid food waste.
Team Ecosim, of the City University of Hong Kong, in China, won this prize for their solution to challenge 4 proposed by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation: To recognize and identify rare and invasive species in the St. Lawrence River.
Team Gropius, from the Universidad de San Pablo Tucumán, in Argentina,won the award for their solution to challenge 14 proposed by the Municipality of Panama: Management of urban plastic pollution.
Team Betesmobile, of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), in Montréal, won the prize for their solution to challenge 3 proposed by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation: Testing, cleaning, and repairing damaged sewer pipes.
Team Wisop, of the Université de M’hamed Bougara Boumerdes, in Algeria, won the prize for their solution to challenge 16 proposed by Kymatec: Physical treatments for the removal of weeds.
“SWAT Team” Prizes
Team Soluciona, of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, in Peru, won the prize for their solution to challenge 7 proposed by Desjardins: The use of gaming in financial services to attract young people.
Would you would like to participate in the 24 Hours of Innovation in 2017? All you have to do is follow the news on this future event on the 24 Hours of Innovation website, of the École de technologie supérieure de Montréal, to find out when and how to enter.