2014 GSP Team Project Videos

The participants of the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University are challenged with the task of positively impacting the lives of billions of people within 10 years. The culmination of the 10-week program is an event held at the Computer History Museum in which the proposals are showcased to a standing-room only crowd. This year, the 80 innovative participants of the GSP14 class produced 21 team projects (and two individual projects) employing accelerating technologies to address global grand challenges. To apply to the GSP, click here.

Singularity University is proud to present the following collection of team project videos from the 2014 class of GSP:

Arcturus

Team:
Luis Silva (Brazil), Jaime Sotomayor (Peru), Pedro Terra (Brazil)

Description:
Arcturus Bio Cloud is the community and marketplace for biotech.

Website: arcturus.io

Global Grand Challenge: Health, Education, Energy


ASAP

Team:
Peter Maarten Westerhout (Netherlands), Jordy Egging (Netherlands), Eliza Swedenborg (USA), Jason Hardjosoekatmo (Germany/Indonesia), Claudia Aparicio (Colombia)

Description:
ASAP delivers locally sourced situation awareness in the first phase of emergency and disaster response. We use a smart extension for UAVs paired with a global emergency response network.

Global Grand Challenge: Security


Besense

Team:
Stefan Ivanov (Bulgaria), Gabriel Weinstein (Argentina), Sara Naseri (Denmark), Soren Therkelsen (Denmark), Andressa Gulin (Brazil), Kamila Staryga (Poland)

Description:
Develop a revolutionary smart-pad built to measure selected biomarkers in menstrual blood to discover, diagnose, and provide valuable insights to the health of women.

Website: besense.co

Global Grand Challenge: Health


Bibak

Team:
Selene Biffi (Italy), Lorenn Ruster (Australia), Shirley Andrade (Peru)

Description:
Bibak’s “podtector” is a landmine detector that is effective, cheap and can be assembled on site. It is delivered in a way that is sustainable, coordinated and community-led.

Website: bibak.org

Global Grand Challenge: Education, Environment, Security


BorderPass

Team:
Mariana Fonseca (Brazil), Andrew Amis (USA), Breno Assis (Brazil), Faisal Ariff (Malaysia)

Description:
BorderPass pre-fills your immigration form and sends it to the destination country in advance to be approved by immigration before your departure to expedite the process through our autogate, skipping lines and immigration. The gate uses biometrics to verify the passengers using iris, palm vein, fingerprint and 3D facial recognition, all in 30 seconds or less.

Website: borderpass.com

Global Grand Challenge: Security, Health


Cookie

Team:
Lucrezia Bisignani (Italy), Roberto Saint Martin (Mexico)

Description:
Cookie is the new report card. It is constructive, active and intelligent. It analyses grades and also student’s interests, emotions and skills and provides personalized advice to improve or advance in each subject. It engages and empowers children, teachers and parents to provide a more personalized learning experience to each student leveraging what they love.

Global Grand Challenge: Education


EMC

Team:
Christian Henriquez (Chile), Leo Valente (Argentina), Javier Rincon (Mexico)

Description:
An easy to install retrofit kit that gives hybrid capabilities to existing light, front wheel drive cars, at an affordable price, enabling savings of 30% or more on fuel and cutting emissions at least by a third.

Website: exponentialmotors.co

Global Grand Challenge: Energy, Environment


Heroes, Inc

Team:
AJ Scaramucci (US), Kunal Sood (India), Katherine Motyka (Dominican Republic), Rizky Ario (Indonesia), CJ Scarlet (US)

Description:
Leveraging the crowd to provide rapid emergency response, saving lives by linking everyday Heroes to assist in acute medical crises.

Website: heroesrevolution.com

Global Grand Challenge: Health, Security


Hoope

Team:
Damel Mektepbayeva (Kazakhstan), Irina Rymshina (Russia/Ukraine), Ernesto Rodriguez Leal (Mexico), Pawel Jarmolkowicz (Poland)

Description:
An affordable medical device that enables easy to use, painless, and rapid one step blood testing for STDs. The Hoope ring is connected to a mobile app to see test results and find additional information about STDs and other risks related to sexual health.

Website: hoope.io

Global Grand Challenge: Health


Learny Lab

Team:
Tamara Etmannski (Canada), Pablo Larguia (Argentina), Fernando Padilla (Mexico)

Description:
Feebo is an artificial intelligence platform that aids primary-school children with their homework by enabling them to learn by teaching.

Global Grand Challenge: Education


Memora

Team:
Beatriz Queiroz (Brazil), Gaurav Gupta (India), Ju-Chun Ko (Taiwan), Servando Canales (Mexico)

Description:
A life-logging camera that applies the power of computer vision and deep learning to point-of-view imagery, permitting seamless tracking of your diet and subsequently adaptive recommendations.

Website: MyMemora.com

Global Grand Challenge: Health


Mitera

Team:
Monique Giggy (USA), Wolf Merkt (Germany), Riccardo Sabatini (Italy), Georgia Dienst (Germany), Cosima Gretton (UK)

Description:
A device that allows early disease detection through weekly, in-home saliva analysis using nanotechnology. Through collection of continuous, non-invasive health data we can identify undiscovered biomarkers of disease, monitor their changes over time and create a deeper understanding of the human body.

Website: miteraphc.com

Global Grand Challenge: Health


mPower

Team:
Eran Maimon (Israel), Carolina Martins (Brazil), Sofia Ramirez (Chile), Sahin Caglayan (Turkey)

Description:
Enable electric vehicles to serve as a storage solution for a sustainable grid operation. We provide a state-of-the-art bi-directional portable electric vehicle charger that enables additional storage capability by connecting the car battery to a grid. By optimizing the charging and discharging operations with our cloud-based AI algorithms, we can balance energy demand and supply while the EV owners earn money and have a better charging experience.

Global Grand Challenge: Energy


Musketeers

Team:
Francisco Garcia (Spain/Italy), Francisco Gonzalez-Blanch (Spain), Ignacio Hernandez Medrano (Spain), Rudy Benfredj (France)

Description:
Eradicate hereditary diseases, which affect 200 million worldwide, with each disease displaying significantly different epidemiological patterns in each region (eg. 5% of population in India). While genetic screening is available in developed countries, current procedures and technologies are unfit for the low and medium income countries (LMIC). Mendelian is developing an easy, affordable and scalable pre-meeting genetic compatibility test for LMIC.

Website: mendelian.co

Global Grand Challenge: Health


Neurofy

Team:
Karen Marquez (Spain), Carolina Arce (Chile), Askan Straume (Chile), Margaux Pelen (France), Virpal Singh (Sweden)

Description:
Neurofy builds the first non-invasive approach for personalized treatments of Alzheimer’s patients and just opened its 1st platform. The startup uses games as a way to collect cognitive data and to understand how and when cognitive loss happens in the brain to be able to delay the disease.

Website: neurofy.com

Global Grand Challenge: Health


nuTerra

Team:
Brian Lim (Australia/Singapore), Marcus Olsson (Sweden), Morente Cheng (US/Philippines), Marcelo Vega (Chile/Italy), Nimay Parekh (US/India)

Description:
Tools that can process satellite images into usable metrics. Visualizing a sustainable future, nuTerra converges distinct data streams, including hyperspectral imaging, to quantify previously intangible variables such as toxins in algael blooms, changes to our forests, soil contamination, and the extent of illegal mining. The nuTerra platform helps people access and analyze frequently updated material to raise awareness, drive decisions, and accelerate responsible stewardship.

Website: nuTerra.io

Global Grand Challenge: Space, Environment, Water, Food


Peared

Team:
Susan Graham (Australia), Murilo Gun (Brazil), Alex Terrien (France), Paul Niel (Austria)

Description:
A lifestyle company for seniors. Our first product is “Bridgey” a smart earpiece designed to enhance hearing, monitor health and boost memory by providing every day contextual information.

Website: peared.co

Global Grand Challenge: Health


Qynd

Team:
Yoni Blau (Israel), Daniella Segel (Israel)

Description:
As the first 3D baby scanner, Qynd uses 3D scanning technology and sensors to monitor and measure an infant’s growth and wellness. The device is bluetooth enabled and uses external devices for interface (Phone, Tablet or PC). By creating an array of sensors covering 360 degrees of the central area Qynd takes a 3D snapshot of a moving object (i.e. an infant) in great detail. Besides physical measurements, Qynd provides a new index based on volume and weight, which measures Average Mass Density Index. AMDI will replace an 18th century index, the BMI, to provide early detection of a failure to thrive or tendencies toward obesity.

Global Grand Challenge: Health


Reload

Team:
Anthony Weil (France), Maria Dimakopoulou (Greece)

Description:
Integrated experience from a monthly, at-home collection of a few blood drops to an IT system that correlates biochemical and genetic markers, identifies potential imbalances and provides actionable recommendations on nutritional, supplement and lifestyle needs.

Website: reload.co

Global Grand Challenge: Health


TriDom

Team:
Anielle Guedes (Brazil), Yaron Schwarcz (Israel)

Description:

Our goal is to make sustainable housing attainable for the bottom 4B within
the next 15 years. We are reducing the cost of construction by creating a
work tool for cranes, transforming them into the worlds largest 3d
printers.

Website: tridom.co

Global Grand Challenge: Poverty, Society in Transition, Housing


WOMENATION

Team:
Suvi Runsten (Finland), Vivian Hanai (Brazil)

Description:
An evolution of global social networks to inspire and provide the right conditions (Mindset, Material Resources, Right Network) to bring the best ideas into practice. It’s the World’s #1 platform to connect ideas, self-improvement and resources for social good.

Global Grand Challenge: Education, Health, Environment