Curated Archive 2016

SERES
2016 Catalyst Program

LOCATION: Central America

Smart Floating Farms
2016 Catalyst Program

Implement a series of non-pollutant Multi-layered floating platforms at a local and potentially global level, which can bring healthy food production closer to dense populated areas based on clean energy. These could be located specially in areas with food-risk associated problems, lack of land ,arid regions, water scarcity, massive food imports or monsoon floodings.

SmartLight
2016 Catalyst Program

SmartLight is a new, smart-phone controlled lighting system that incorporates a thin film of small electrofluidic prisms applied to portions of glazing that redirects sunlight on demand from a building's facade to spaces deep within with any surplus light diverted to centralized photovoltaic harvesting.

South Vihar Welfare Society for Tribal (ASHRAY)
2016 Semi-Finalist

The trafficking of adolescent girls, women, and children, along with child labor, illicit prostitution, the underground trade in human organs, etc., are immense global problems that victimize the most vulnerable and historically disenfranchised populations while enriching criminal cartels.

SPOUTS of Water
2016 Catalyst Program

LOCATION: Uganda, with potential to replicate in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sustainable Health Enterprises
2016 Semi-Finalist

SHE, founded by Elizabeth Scharpf, is a successful enterprise currently based in Rwanda and planning to expand into other African nations and beyond. SHE has designed a comprehensive strategy to locally produce eco-friendly pads made from agricultural residue (discarded banana fiber) using no chemicals and very little water.

SUV 900
2016 Catalyst Program

ORGANIZATION NAME: Atom Solar

LOCATION: Maharashtra, India

The African Design Center
2016 Semi-Finalist

The ADC will be an apprenticeship-based institute that will invest in the development of Africa's most creative minds, operate as a hub for innovation and collaboration, and lead African growth through high-impact and human-centered design.

The Alternative Edutainment University
2016 Catalyst Program

The Alternative Edutainment University (AEU) is a creative residential educational campus designed as an alternative to prison for troubled males ages 14-21. The mission of the AEU is to prepare adjudicated youth for success by fusing education with entertainment to enhance the nation's Creative Economy, starting with Arkansas's human capital.

The Great Urban Challenge - Cebu
2016 Catalyst Program

The Great Urban Challenge is a multi-stakeholder approach to urban revitalisation via city-wide pocket park strategy. It aims to combat urban decay through the collaborative work of the youth, private and public sectors for cities who face economic constraints on building public spaces.

The Pollinator Pathway
2016 Catalyst Program

The model by which humanity has designed the ecosystems of the planet has produced global-scale domestication, fragmentation, and extinctions. The Pollinator Pathway imagines and develops a new ecological relationship for the Anthropocene, one where humanity generates a system of connected ecological design for the planet, offsetting domesticated systems.

The Rainforest Solutions Project
2016 Winner

The decades-long struggle over British Columbia's enormous coastal rainforests culminated in one of the most extraordinary conservation, social justice, and indigenous rights victories in recent memory: a historic 250-year ecosystem management agreement.

The Urban Death Project
2016 Finalist

The Urban Death Project (UDP) has designed a scalable, regenerative death care model based on the natural process of decomposition. In the Recomposition centers that the UDP envisions, bodies and forest waste are composted and transformed into soil.

Una Hakika
2016 Finalist

The Sentinel Project has developed Una Hakika: a hybrid of communications technology, social insight, and beneficial use of social media. The project leverages both online and offline “informational architecture” to de-escalate conflict.

Underworlds
2016 Catalyst Program

UNDERWORLDS is a cyber-physical infrastructure that enables the monitoring of bacteria, viruses, and chemical compounds in our sewers. A wealth of information on human health and behaviour converges in the wastewater and UNDERWORLDS is establishing a platform for monitoring these health patterns: shaping public health strategies and advancing modern epidemiology.

VENA
2016 Catalyst Program

VENA is the first large-scale atmospheric water generator that is entirely powered with passive energy. Using the sun's heat as a power source and the ground as a condenser VENA generates water in locations that have limited or polluted natural sources.

Waterbank Schools
2016 Finalist

PITCHAfrica identifies the need for water as a critical global problem, and transforms community dynamics by offering an elegantly simple solution. In a nested way, this design intervention is at once a social, educational, medical, environmental, and economic intervention.

Wheelchairs of Hope
2016 Catalyst Program

We developed a children design-oriented affordable wheelchair for less developed environments.

ZERI Network and Sanctuary Asia
2016 Semi-Finalist

ORGANIZATION NAME: The Blue Economy Initiative

LOCATION: Assam State, India

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