The Shell LiveWIRE has just announced the names of its top three innovators. These winners won prizes and the title of “Innovators contributing to a more liveable world”. Only three teams were crowned winners from over 130 candidates from different countries. All teams focused on finding the best solution to the problems our world faces today. The process of choosing the winners included a rigorous shortlisting and evaluating process. This was also followed by a public vote consisting of 27000 votes from 170 countries. It was this vote that became the deciding factor in choosing the winners. Today’s world is impacted by the ongoing global pandemic. In such times, competitions such as the Shell LiveWIRE prove to be beneficial.
The Indonesian candidate Bionika bagged the first prize in the Energy Transition category. It was their biogas technology that transforms waste into energy that helped them win. Pakistan’s Aqua Agro won the gold prize in the Environment & Circular Economy category. The solution they innovated involved the use of artificial intelligence technology. Their idea helped enable farmers to enhance their productivity alongside saving water. The last winner was Brazil’s Safe Drinking Water for All who came first in the Local Prosperity category. They introduced technology that democratized access to clean water and sanitation.
Moreover, Pakistan’s EDVON became the runner-up with their development of virtual STEAM curricula and DIY robotics kits for K-12 students. Their team also took home winnings of $10,000. They also introduced a Corona-fighting robot that improved sanitation and compliance in healthcare settings.
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