The final is fast approaching
Those behind the selected projects are already preparing for the grand final due to take place in Madrid on 17 October.
In the category “Improving health and digital technology (e-Health)”:
- The winner from LATAM was Oliber, a project intended to help people with atrophied hands regain autonomy by means of an orthosis.
- For Brazil, the winning project was BeaBa, an application that provides clear, objective and optimistic information about cancer and its treatment.
- In the European semi-finals MJN-SERAS was chosen. This is a medical device in the shape of an earpiece which can assess the risk of suffering from an epileptic seizure within minutes.
In the category “Insurance innovation”:
- Comunidad 4uno was the LATAM winner. The purpose of this project is to provide access to the financial system for millions of low-paid workers in Mexico, especially domestic staff. It concentrates especially on tools for health protection and saving.
- In Brazil, the judging panel selected the Pluvi.on project, which uses a network of low-cost climate sensors to provide high definition weather forecasting to help sectors such as agriculture, construction and logistics.
- BLITAB, winner of the European semi-finals, is the first tactile tablet for the visually impaired. Its smart liquid technology converts text, images and graphics from websites of external memory drives (USBs) into braille in real time.
In the category “Mobility and road safety”:
- The LATAM winner was the Lazarillo project, a smart guidance application for the blind and visually impaired which uses a positioning system and platform to manage structural and functional information about spaces through voice messages.
- In Brazil, the project selected was Zumpy, a car sharingplatform that connects users with the objective of reducing pollution and travel costs.
- Europe is working towards a new kind of mobility in its cities and this is why the Scoobicproject was chosen. This is a new electric vehicle, categorized as zero smoke, zero traffic jams and zero noise, which, as well as being able to transport pallets can be converted into an electric platform.
The judging panel for the three semi-finals gave a very positive assessment of the social impact of these projects, their viability and the creativity of the teams when the moment came to present their idea. Also, the panel members gave recognition to the other projects that took part for their high levels of innovation and the benefits they could provide to the communities for which they were intended.
The high level of the projects submitted for the three semi-finals highlights the important role of society in coming up with initiatives that transform the world in which we live.
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