A team of forward-thinking young people with substantial experience in the delivery of higher education services enhanced by entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.
Ambiator Private Limited
A climate technology company offering environmentally friendly cooling solutions for human thermal comfort. Inquire now
A tech-enabled accelerated foundational skills development program, aided by an offline digital pen and tridimensional learning approaches, targeted at out-of-school children in refugee camps to help them acquire literacy and numeracy skills.
A small-scale and highly efficient biogas digester that converts organic waste into biogas and fertilizers, using a system that can be mobilized easily and safely.
A financial service app built to enable people to access and perform financial transactions anywhere and anytime within Africa. It is particularly focused on capturing the underbanked and unbanked population in Africa.
A social enterprise founded by refugees to promote and advocate for the self-reliance of refugee women through education and employment. They train and hire refugee women to produce natural organic clay-based skincare products.
An initiative to save the Pallikaranai Marshland in Chennai, India, which is dying due to illegal waste dumping. The initiative deals with the problem of organic waste management by targeting consumer behaviors.
A cooling roof tile concept named Cool Tile that using locally sourced, recyclable material provides passive cooling in houses. The solution won the award for 'Most Scalable Solution' at the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab 2023.
A mission to make reproductive and sexual health services, and reliable sexual and reproductive health knowledge and information easily accessible to girls and women living in remote areas of Mongolia.
Digital Healthline Solutions(DHS)
A social enterprise that empowers patients, improves medication affordability, and promotes adherence, to ultimately reduce complications and improve overall health outcomes for individuals with chronic diseases.
A tech-based scooter and bicycle riding platform for Egypt that seeks to equip women economically and on the road. They aim at preserving the environment by promoting environmentally friendly means of transport.
An offering of interest-free digital loans to MSMEs, using data as collateral, tailoring solutions to customer needs, and focusing on unserved entrepreneurs. So far 2000+ loans have been disbursed with 0% defaults.
A multidisciplinary team of young professionals who manufacture products from marine waste, to solve problems that natural wood presents, and reduce coastal pollution that affects rural communities who depend on the ocean to survive.
A precision agriculture solution with integrated monitoring and automation systems to monitor conditions in real-time and make informed decisions that optimize crop yields while quantifying the primary ecosystem services.
A multidisciplinary team from Kenya breaking financial barriers to healthcare through embedded insurance targeted at informal workers in Kenya and globally.
An impact media agency dedicated to defending social justice through digital media content. Through their training division, they provide courses on journalism and content creation for social impact.
A mobile first-mile post-harvest management facility for small-holder farmers in hard-to-reach farming communities in Ghana.
A solution to support the energy transition of the maritime industry by producing green hydrogen at harbors and retrofitting ships to offer a scalable option to replace fossil fuels.
A team of motivated health professionals, social community experts, and youth counselors working on an interactive project "Youth Against Drug Abuse", that aims at equipping youth to protect them from falling into substance abuse. Website: www.hilpharma.com
An e-learning platform that breaks language barriers in education by promoting African languages and cultures. The platform empowers 300 million African youths to learn their native languages.
An initiative working to improve cervical cancer diagnosis among Indian women, as it is the leading form of cancer amongst this group.
A team of creative thinkers who help teachers in LMICs to collaborate to produce inspiring and engaging learning material by leveraging AI. They believe that together teachers can build a place of knowledge, brick by brick.
A digital social enterprise that leverages the power of mobile technology, machine learning, and low-cost innovation to combat maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. Website: https://www.natalcares.com
An agile, precise, low-cost topographical surveying service that optimizes the land and property legalization process for Ecuadorian rural people. Website: https://www.oa7ingenierias.com/En-Page/
A sensor-based IoT that enables the local community to access real-time data about their surroundings, allowing them to enhance their resilience and preparedness for potential disasters in the future.
A dynamic team driving sustainability by providing solar-powered solutions in the Congo. Website: www.owangasolar.com
People for Poop Management/ Team PPM
A service that aims to offer affordable, efficient, and hygienic fecal sludge emptying and transportation using a modified mechanized tri-wheeler. They do this by partnering with local governments and integrating manual cleaners in the process. The solution won the award for 'Most Innovative Solution' at the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab 2023. Website: https://sites.google.com/view/people-for-poop-manegement?usp=sharing
A digital platform that helps schoolteachers to foster communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills in their students, by offering a portfolio of collaborative challenges aligned with the educational curriculum. Website: www.rukots.com
A minimalistic, compact wearable that helps visually impaired people (VIP) and the elderly population to regain independence. Their diverse Hong Kong-based team is experienced in AI engineering and growing impact projects. Website: https://seekr.hk
A service that gives low-income workers in Bangladesh instant access to their earned wages. It is founded by a team of engineers and designers who bring a wealth of experience in building and scaling products for underserved communities. Website: https://shujog.net/
An initiative to address the neglect of psychological well-being among children in the Dharavi community. The solution is to create a series on the topic of mental health, created fully by and for children.
A highly skilled and diverse team offers that IT consulting services; bringing extensive expertise in various fields such as medicine, public health, pharmaceuticals, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and AI to their service offerings. Website: https://www.thestackone.com
A community that enables high school girls in Azerbaijan to create awareness, foster engagement, and take action to achieve the SDGs; and supports them to discover their passion, develop leadership skills, and become changemakers. The solution won the award for 'Most Inclusive Solution' at the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab 2023.
A solution that generates hot water using the energy of the sun, for people who do not have the resources to access hot water.
A team of three Nigerian female lawyers dedicated to making access to justice easy and free for underserved Nigerians who are victims of police brutality. Website: www.headfortfoundation.com
A youth-led organization aiming to empower the underprivileged transgender, hijra, and gender-diverse community through sensitization programs, training, healthcare, employment & entrepreneurship. Website: www.transendbd.org
An initiative that uses a civic-tech tool – Linker – to connect citizens to public offices established to solve social issues, and to track the response rate of these public offices for institutional accountability and policy reform. Website: www.urbanalert.ng
A team that uses artificial intelligence to offer accurate and affordable decision support tools that improve water loss management processes for water supply systems.
An innovation to aid Arab children's language learning, combat poverty, empower women, and secure sustainable education funding. This initiative in Syria unites members, including refugees, to tackle diverse challenges. Website: https://www.abjadinitiative.org/yasmin
A solution that provides farmers in rural areas with solar irrigation systems to support sufficient year-round crop yield and provide electricity for their homes. Website: https://kchkna.com/
A smart poultry system that monitors coop parameters and provides real-time notifications when hen conditions worsen. The team includes experts in embedded systems, IoT, software, data analysis, veterinary medicine, and marketing.
A solution working on gender equality for young girls in underserved communities. The solution is providing menstrual hygiene education and sustainable reusable pads, promoting dignity, education, and economic opportunities for girls in camps for internally displaced people ensuring that periods will no longer limit their potential.
Vidhya Vidhai Foundation
A team of passionate educators aiming to strengthen leadership in public schools in India, with a vision to create child-centric schools. Vidhya Vidhai believes that effective school leadership leads to improved student learning outcomes. Website: https://vidhyavidhai.org/
Doctors Explain Digital Health
A solution that provides a CRM platform for hospital administration to manage resources and create better health outcomes for patients. Developed and run by doctors, the solution is a management system that promotes the quality of care through optimized access and efficient clinical workflow. Website: https://doctorsexplain.net/
A team that designs automated solar powered bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizer dispensing systems used to deliver high-quality organic pesticides and fertilizers to small-holder farmers. It is an environmentally friendly product supporting soil fertility and conserving biodiversity.
SMRITI is a solution that will create a safe space for children in the Dharavi informal settlements in Mumbai, India, who have no real outlet for their mental health issues within the community. It will become a safe space for them to develop and showcase their creative talents by becoming actors, directors and editors in the creation of a series of audiovisual materials. By developing the performances, they will learn about how to navigate their emotions, and influence their community by rising awareness around mental health in children. The Team behind SMRITI emerged as the top Team from the Mental Health thematic track.
Team Hope's solution is a noninvasive, portable, and holistic diabetes management system that uses integrated salivary biomarkers and a breathalyzer for the screening of prediabetic and high risks patients, so that is possible to diagnose and monitor the glucose of patients. Team Hope came out as the top Team from the Non-Communicable Diseases track, and their solution was awarded the Most Impactful Solution by Novo Nordisk India and the World Diabetes Foundation.
Super Girls is a mobile application that will enable young high school girls in Azerbaijan to create awareness, foster engagement, and take action to achieve the SDGs. The mobile app will use gamification featuring tailor-made SDG-related missions with increasing difficulty levels. Girls will be able to engage with the platform based on their interests, discover their passion, and develop leadership skills and motivation to work for the SDGs. Super Girls received the award for the Most Inclusive Solution, presented by the UNLEASH Ambassadors.
People for Poop Management
People for Poop Management has reconsidered how to provide a safe fecal sludge emptying and transportation service through a modified tri-wheeler, ensuring last-mile access in hard-to-reach communities in Bangladesh. PPM offers a regular, quick, hygienic, safe, affordable, and accountable emptying and transportation service to households while minimizing spills and preventing sludge from being dumped into water bodies. PPM won the award for Most Innovative Solution and received $5,000 from Infosys, to further develop their project.
Cool-It! is a sustainable and affordable heat-reflective roof tile made using recycled jute, ceramics, and radiative white paint, which can cool up to 20 degrees and lasts a lifetime. Cool-It! received the Most Scalable Solution award from Chemonics International and will receive in-kind support over a year to refine and scale their solution.
Black Panthers is a social venture that will situate itself between financial institutions and smallholder farmers in Mekong Delta, Vietnam, to provide access to funding, transparency, and trusted SDG impact measurements for carbon credits. Smallholder farmers in the region often lack the economic incentive and technical knowledge to adopt climate-resilient best practices in their farming. Individual farms that uphold climate-resilient practices are bundled together to create large-scale bankable projects which are presented to investors and high-integrity organizations looking to support climate adaptation efforts. The Team emerged as the top Team from the Climate Action track.
Blue Carbon focuses on seagrass restoration through improved seed collection and planting using new devices and techniques, as this organism absorbs carbon 35 times faster than tropical rainforests yet its meadows are depleting rapidly. Blue Carbon won the award for Most Pathbreaking Solution and received $5,000 from HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation, to bring their project to implementation.