Global Minimum Announces Innovate Kenya August 2019 Finalists

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Contact: Richy Bikko
Phone: 0792-486-014

Global Minimum Inc. (GMin) is proud to announce the 36 finalists for the second round of the 2019 Innovate Kenya competition in Kenya.

Building on the success of past innovation challenges, this round we had 300 youth who contributed to 99 applications from all over Kenya. These young people proposed ideas and projects that solve tangible problems in their communities. The applications demonstrated passion and drive that makes us very excited about the future of Kenya.

Below are the 12 finalist projects with their associated schools and project descriptions. Each finalist team will be invited to a 1-week innovation camp from 4th – 10th August 2019 where they will undergo a series of design thinking training, leadership clinics, community outings, and rigorous technical training and exploration in their area of interest. Also, each finalist team will receive up to Ksh 50,000 to build a prototype of their solutions.

The finalist teams will exhibit and present their project prototypes developed during the Innovation Camp on Saturday, 10th August 2019 at St.Christopher’s Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Congratulations to our finalists!

A. Homemade Solar Panel
A project that highlights an alternative method for making solar panels at home. The team targets to work with rural communities to enable access to electricity.

School: Dagoretti Mixed Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Energy
Team Members: Kingsley Muga, Kelvin Njuguna & Nathan Nyabuga

B. Preparation of Corn Syrup by Hydrolysis
A simple home-made food supplement that can be used by people with dietary restrictions. Made from corn while maintaining the nutritional value of the seeds.

School: Dagoretti Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Health Care
Team Members: Ilham Zainab Kanga & Lawrence Asemere

C. Techno Trailem Heat Sensor

An Internet of Things(IoT) solution that will help institutions manage fires during emergencies using temperature sensors integrated into the building management system.

School: Nasakol Girls Secondary School
Location: West Pokot County
Category: Energy
Team Members: Esther Chepunton, Millicent Jepkemboi, Trizah Mukung & Linda Kangogo

D. Electric Farm Tractor
A farming solution that provides an alternative to conventional fuel-based vehicles. The team hopes to increase farm mechanization in Kenyan communities and hence improve crop yield.

School: Chala Secondary School
Location: Taita Taveta County
Category: Agriculture
Team Members: Michael Samanya, Edward Kamau, Jimmy Paul & Elizabeth Kambua

Biodegradable plastic made from chicken feathers and other locally available materials. This will contribute to reduced environmental pollution by non-biodegradable plastics.

School: Loreto Convent Msongari
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Environment
Team Members: Erykah Kaveke & Jasmine Sidede

F. Rid Garbage
A mobile-based solution for garbage management. The application will enable users to access garbage collection services in their residential areas.

School: St. Christine Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Environment
Team Members: Benson Owino, Joseh Omondi & Filgona Awuor

G. Suitcase
A suitcase made of recycled plastic material. The team aims to reduce the environmental pollution of plastics by reusing and recycling plastics into awesome products.

School: Ghanima El Marzuq Girls High School
Location: Kajiado County
Category: Environment
Team Members: Naswiha Khalifa & Ilhan Issack

H. Elimu254
A digital platform where students in primary school and high school can access educational material and tuition services. Tutors can also use the platform to get students to tutor.

School: M-Pesa Foundation Academy
Location: Kiambu County
Category: Education
Team Members: Joseph Gift Masibo & Mary Salome

I. Fast Circuit Feeding Project
A mechanical system to help farmers feed their livestock in a more efficient way through automation. The farmers will get alerts when it’s time to refill the feeding troughs.

School: Agape Hope Schools
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Agriculture
Team Members: Catherine Njeri, Charles Maina & Benjamin Fadhili

J. R@hab
A mobile application that will facilitate access to rehabilitation services. People with drug and substance abuse complications can request services without having to visit the rehab centers/homes.

School: Lwak Girls High School|
Location: Siaya County
Category: Health Care
Team Members: Quinta Achieng & David Otieno

K. Robotic Hand
A microcontroller-based solution that will assist individuals with physical disabilities to perform usual tasks and improve their mobility.

School: Kanga High School
Location: Migori County
Team Members: Rodger TylerIan, Ian Alindi, Ephraim Adina & Martin Rachuonyo

L. Revolutioners
An efficient agricultural solution for optimizing seedbeds and seed nurseries to ensure healthy seedlings during transplantation.

School: Nembu Girls High School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Agriculture
Team Members: Celine Njambi, Mitchelle Njeri, Regina Angila & Ashley Achola

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