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2015 Gold Winner
Efficiency + Materials

Laundry is about to be reinvented! Current laundry machines use 20 gallons of water and significant amount of detergent to remove just one table spoon of dirty oil compounds, giving a cleaning efficiency of less than 1%. This inefficient process makes an average hotel spend $10K on water and detergent per month! With AquaFresco close-loop laundry technology, 95% of the water and detergent cost can be saved, capturing a market opportunity over $2B/yr.

2014 Gold Winner
Efficiency + Efficiency + Generation

Power plants have been stuck using the same inefficient condensers for decades. Putting a hydrophobic coating on these condensers would save millions of dollars in fuel and thousands of tons of CO2 every year for each power plant. Until now there hasn’t been a coating that survives long enough while providing good thermal performance. We invented and patented a durable hydrophobic coating at MIT and invented a way to manufacture it at an industrial scale.

2013 Gold Winner
Materials

Bio-Adhesive Alliance produces an adhesive that is low cost and durable and can be utilized as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt. It is a green product obtained from a thermochemical process that converts swine manure to liquid asphalt. It has applications is pavement, construction, roofing, sealing, and carpeting. It improves pavement quality due to its enhanced water resistibility and temperature tolerance resulting in significant savings in pavement construction and maintenance.

Finalists
2016  Finalist
Materials

Out of $32b of touch interfaces that will be produced in 2018, 5/6 of the costs go straight to assembling process, because of the quantity of sensors embedded. Tangi0 created a platform technology using 1 material to be both the sensor and the product exterior. It leaps into exiting applications including automotive interior, agile gaming hand-held and even flexible computer peripherals.

2016  Finalist
Environment + Materials

Arqlite has developed an innovative proprietary process that transforms all kind of plastic waste, even the ones today considered as non-recyclable, into an artificial rock used as replacement for quarry rock for the construction industry. This is not only green on the recycling side but also a more efficient material as it is ten times better insulator and half the weight of mineral rock, resulting in a lower carbon footprint and a reduction in costs.

2016  Finalist
Water Treatment & Technology

BMG Intepco has developed an innovative versatile solution (1) for the removal of oil, oil products, lubes and greases as well as metal ions from domestic and industrial waste water, and (2) for the clean-up of oil spills in water; (3) produce milder but just as effective cleaning products.

The solution's advantages are improved efficiency, lower cost, enhanced sustainability profile and resource efficiency.

2016  Finalist
Art & Fashion + Consumer Products

Induo creates advanced fabric for business wear. Our first product is a repellent and breathable cotton fabric for shirting - you can basically forget about stain and sweat issues. It's also quick to dry and easy to iron. As it is a cotton fabric, everything feel the same - it is your everyday shirt, but enhanced.

We are currently testing the fabric on 200 customers and the first feedbacks are amazing. We are now targeting premium & luxury ready-to-wear brands to distribute on a large scale.

2016  Entrant
Materials + Materials

Smart Separations has developed a revolutionary ceramic filter that can be tailored to suit many different applications in the highly inefficient but large, global microfiltration separation/filtration industry worth £48bn a year. The novel patented design provides a more controlled, versatile, & low-cost solution for a wide range of industries including blood donations, stem cell research, air filtration, clean energy generation, water purification & even large-scale food and drink processing.

2016  Entrant
Environment + Materials

Comp-A-Tent has developed a patent-pending composite that has variety of applications. A compostable tent is our first product. It’s designed to survive a weekend of British weather, becoming CO2, H2O & soil in just 120 days.

It tackles the 1-in-5 abandoned tents at festivals by removing packing, cleaning and storing; benefits that widen the market to all 3 million UK festival goers. It reduces clean-up costs for over 279 UK festivals, utilising existing composting infrastructure.

2016  Entrant
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

DRESSGANG is a web/app platform where you can rent luxury designer clothes for a fraction of the retail
price and have them delivered at your home or hotel room. Through our platform, fashion savvy city girls and travellers can rent the most desirable outfits fast and easily with just a few ‘clicks’. Our vision is to disrupt the fashion industry and foster an ‘Access Economy’ where single-use ownership is unnecessary.

2016  Entrant
Sports Technology

KYMIRA is operating in the Health and Fitness market with KYMIRA Sport, and is developing wearable platform technologies including energy harvesting and e-textiles for primary use within the medical and domestic healthcare markets. While growing KYMIRA Sport to over £100k/year sales, we laid the foundations for our R&D department to work on developing wearable energy harvesting, storage and management solutions to power biomedical devices for emergency medical detection & domestic healthcare.

2016  Entrant
Hardware & Robotics + Materials

Current data centres rely on hard drives and solid state drives where storage capacity, performance and endurance are significant bottlenecks. The LoMaRe Drive is a data storage medium which addresses these challenges. The LoMaRe technology will allow drives to store over 10x more data than current hard drives and increases the performance over current solid state drives by up to 100x, their endurance by up to 1000x, while reducing the overall power consumption. LoMaRe is a low-cost green tech.

2016  Entrant
Retail + Art & Fashion + Design

M(O)A / Mancinism (Organic) Apparel is an educational and social brand for the people, making positive, enlightening, insightful, thought-provoking and empowering statements based around our Equality & Diversity images and associated words. Raising awareness of E&D, while at the same time, encouraging a sustainable lifestyle by investing in organic / eco-friendly materials. My designs are made to broaden minds, challenge judgements, exposing truths, tear away stigmas and break down barriers!

2016  Entrant
Consumer Products + Design

Each year 20 million people invest in a Macbook, yet few buy a protective case. Most complain that the case is unwieldy and ruins the elegant style of Apple products.As engineers, we realised that the superior properties and aesthetics of carbon fibre are well suited for this application.Until now it hasn’t been possible to produce a carbon fibre case that clips securely onto the Macbook, a problem we solved with our unique manufacturing process, which can also be extended to phones and tablets.

2016  Entrant
Education + Materials

When was the last time you wanted to inspire someone with your ideas? Or had to make a really important presentation for school or work?

It takes a big amount of your time and money to make a professional presentation that will truly engage with your audience
We turn any document to a professional presenter-led presentation by using an easy to use augmented reality platform which creates a virtual studio in any location

Our revenue based on premium service to individuals and orginazations

2016  Entrant
Design + Art & Fashion

Lumbergo is a CAD-based online user manual for the amateur DIYer and woodworker.
With Lumbergo's 3D interactive app, a DIYer will be able to complete complex projects with high accuracy in minimal required time. The app includes multimedia tutorials and data relevant to each stage the project to support the builder. In contrast with existing solutions for the DIY builders, including pdf models and step-by-step blogs/videos, Lumbergo provides uber visual aid and model customization.

2016  Entrant
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

We Help Youths to be financially independent with our amazing business Model. We supply them with financial contents like "How to be a great sales Person, How to write a Business Proposal, How to Build Your CV. We are however looking at new ways to better our services by adding Tutorials on Languages like French, Spanish and German.
we also want to teach students How to Swim and Drive. We have decided to add selling foodstuffs at cheap prices to Our customers.

2016  Entrant
Environment + Materials

Textile industry needs to change: Ecohilandes is a company that provides solution to a big environmental issue by combining fabrics leftovers and recycled PET bottles into the production of new fabrics and garments with ecological value added, closing the loop for textile production.

2016  Entrant
Education + Materials

When was the last time you wanted to inspire someone with your ideas? Or had to make a really important presentation for school or work?

It takes a big amount of your time and money to make a professional presentation that will truly engage with your audience
We turn any document to a professional presenter-led presentation by using an easy to use augmented reality platform which creates a virtual studio in any location

Our revenue based on premium service to individuals and orginazations

2016  Entrant
Hardware & Robotics + Efficiency

URBAN3D is developing a new technology based on 3D printing, as well as new materials for the construction sector. We are creating an Automated Construction System that will allow the building of everything related to construction, from sidewalks to full buildings up to 5 stories high; while the material we are creating is a new concrete recipe that utilizes recycled concrete and an environmentally friendly additive to allow the use of non-structural recycled concrete as structural.

2016  Entrant
Retail & Advertising Technology

We use 3D imaging technology to scan our customer's feet and create a customized cushioned insole that paired with a biomechanically engineered patent-pending internal architecture replace the century-old parts still used today. Our design and materials improve load distribution by 60%, reduce impact shock, and minimize friction, resulting in a longer-wearing shoe that never compromises on a sophisticated look. As a for-purpose brand we empower women through our poweful shoes and social cause.

2016  Entrant
Efficiency + Manufacturing

We offer an online waste-to-solution marketplace that stimulates the creation of innovative B2B reuse solutions, supporting a culture shift towards a circular economy. We connect innovative companies having waste, side streams or leftovers, with like-minded manufacturing companies that are interested to procure their products in a more sustainable way. Our customers benefit from our inter-sectoral know-how and an intelligent matchmaking to improve current and discover new reuse opportunities.

2016  Finalist
Efficiency + Energy / Clean Tech

Modvion supplies tall and modular wind power towers in composite materials. Wind power plant owners get increased returns on investments if they build taller towers. However, conventional towers can’t reach higher than approximately 360 ft. in a cost efficient way. Modvion has an effective patented solution, part of the answer is the low cost composite material CLT which simultaneously makes the tower an effective C02-storage.
Let us stop building the future with the materials of yesterday!

2016  Entrant
Materials + Manufacturing

Løding has developed a novel membrane platform technology with multiple applications. Currently, Løding is tackling the issue of hearing loss due to headphone use. This problem has caught the attention of governments and organizations such as the EU and WHO as 1 in 5 teens are losing their hearing due to headphone usage. Our membrane can be seamlessly inserted into headphone production making the headphones 15-20% safer while maintaining the sound quality and experience.

2016  Entrant
Design + Art & Fashion

Lumbergo is a CAD-based online user manual for the amateur DIYer and woodworker.
With Lumbergo's 3D interactive app, a DIYer will be able to complete complex projects with high accuracy in minimal required time. The app includes multimedia tutorials and data relevant to each stage the project to support the builder. In contrast with existing solutions for the DIY builders, including pdf models and step-by-step blogs/videos, Lumbergo provides uber visual aid and model customization.

2016  Entrant
Consumer Products

"L'âge de Pierre" aims at providing safer and more comfortable bathing moments for babies.
With this in mind, l'âge de Pierre is currently developping a modular system with the following values :
- safety first : putting changing table next to bath tub
- comfort : allowing parents to give bath at standard working height
- accessible : modular and light system
- social : short circuit production and distribution
- innovative : taking advantage of technology to be environment friendly

2016  Entrant
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

We Help Youths to be financially independent with our amazing business Model. We supply them with financial contents like "How to be a great sales Person, How to write a Business Proposal, How to Build Your CV. We are however looking at new ways to better our services by adding Tutorials on Languages like French, Spanish and German.
we also want to teach students How to Swim and Drive. We have decided to add selling foodstuffs at cheap prices to Our customers.

2016  Entrant
Environment + Materials

Textile industry needs to change: Ecohilandes is a company that provides solution to a big environmental issue by combining fabrics leftovers and recycled PET bottles into the production of new fabrics and garments with ecological value added, closing the loop for textile production.

2016  Entrant
Transportation & Logistics

We invented a new car. A car that you would want to drive in the city. And most importantly, a car that you would want to park in the city. City Transformer is a two-seater light, environmental friendly electric car that has the ability to fold into the parking space of a motorcycle while maintaining a high safety factor for the passengers. It consumes 1/4 of the parking area of conventional vehicle.

City Transformer – drive safely park anywhere.

2016  Entrant
Hardware & Robotics + Aerospace

On Acrux we are passionate to solve hard problems using high-tech and out-of-box solutions, converting experience and academic excellence of our team and partners in accessible solutions. From poor schools to research institutes, ours solutions comes to change paradigms and increase competition of ours clients. Our company develops customized experimental equipments, small and median UAVs to surveillance and agriculture, and STEM educational systems.

2016  Finalist
Public Health + Materials

With a capacity of 500 tons/year, TRISOL recycles useless tires and transforms them into Raw Materials for manufacturing Waterproofing, tire concrete, rubber blocks, and hidrophobic sponges for oil spill cleaning.

We are a mexican company, with low CO2 emission in the market, thanks to our 100% mechanical process. Our objective is to increase the actual 5% recycled out of the 40,000,000 tires discarded each year in México to reduce in huge proportion the problems caused by old scrap tires.

2016  Entrant
Environment + Materials

Did you know that Mexico city is one of the most populated and polluted cities in the world? According to official government data, there are more than 12 thousand tons of trash produced daily. Nearly 50% of it, is produced at mexican homes only. ReciclApp is a mobile application that encourages and rewards recycling habits among its users and helps them keeping track on their trash production. It is a smart, creative and innovative way to create awareness on this matter on a massive scale.

2016  Entrant
Materials + Social Impact

Conciba poseer la capacidad de emprender para construir su habitad usted mismo con bolsas rellenables, con rellenos propios del terreno en el que desplante su nuevo habitad, oh bien, rellenos de Mortero Cal-Arena; Estructurada a base de Tubería de PVC, y Poliducto; Ventanearía de PVC con entradas de luz de Acrílico o Cristal; Almacenando el Agua en una bolsa; Generando electricidad y bombeo con medios naturales y con esfuerzos aplicados por el morador; Realizándolo TODO en un solo sistema