Announcing the Recipients of the IEEE/UN-MGCY Video Pitch Competition

G-STIC 2020
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Sep

Announcing the Recipients of the IEEE/UN-MGCY Video Pitch Competition at G-STIC 2020

IEEE Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 2020 video pitch recipients of the IEEE/UN Major Group on Children and Youth (UN-MGCY) Video Pitch Competition!

TIREGRID: Among the video pitches on products originating from workshops and competitions that support any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, TIREGRID was selected as the recipient.

myclinic.ng: Among the video pitches on products originating from workshops and competitions that support any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, myclinic.ng was selected as the recipient.

IEEE Entrepreneurship, the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, and IEEE TechEthics have once again collaborated with the UN Major Group on Children and Youth (UN-MGCY) to bring IEEE content to G-STIC 2020. G-STIC is an innovative event with strong themes connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — but with a unique approach that differs similarly to how the G-STIC logo includes the SDG colors and bars but has broken away from the formality of the traditional SDG logo!

G-STIC 2020 will lay the foundations of a comprehensive approach to identifying and discussing integrated technological solutions that can significantly impact the achievements of the SDGs. It will also test this approach on several concrete integrated technological solutions.

G-STIC 2020 is hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and its international partner’s ACTS (African Centre for Technology Studies), FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi), NACETEM (National Centre for Technology Management) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute). The fourth edition of this conference series will be organized in Brussels from October 27 to 2020 October 29. Read More.

Specifically, IEEE Entrepreneurship, in partnership with UN-MGCY, hosted a video pitch competition that was open to organizations and companies with smart, original, and innovative ideas on technological solutions and/or business concepts that hold great potential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in light of the ‘decade of action’ to accelerate progress between 2020-2030. Students, researchers, companies, and individuals will compete in three different categories: ideation, founded start-ups, and mature companies.

Each category supports IEEE’s mission of “Technology for the Benefit of Humanity” and the UN MGCY’s focus on people-and-planet centered innovation, giving participants a chance to contribute to global efforts towards the SDGs.

  • Energy
  • Oceans
  • Food
  • Health
  • Circular Education
  • Housing
  • Climate Change

The judging panel consisted of the IEEE 2019 G-STIC video pitch competition winners.

Mohamed El Dallal | Innovideas LLC.

Venkat Rajaraman | Cygni

Rex Tan | Aevice Health

Carolina Rojas | UN-MGCY

Janati Nakimera | Solar Net metering

 

The videos were judged based on our 5 IEEE Entrepreneurship criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Market
  • Product
  • Diverse Team
  • Traction
Be inspired by the stories of our 2019 video pitch recipients of the IEEE/UN-MGCY Video Pitch Competition include:

Greenovation: Among the video pitches on products originating from workshops and competitions that support any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, Greenovation (Bhutan) was selected as the winner.

AEvice Health: Among the video pitches by companies launching a market-ready product that supports any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, AEvice Health (Singapore) was selected as the winner.

Cygni Energy: Among the video pitches by growth companies generating substantial sales of products that support any of the selected Sustainable Development Goals, Cygni Energy (India) was selected as the winner.

IEEE Entrepreneurship and UN-MGCY are organizing a session at G-STIC 2020 from 27 – 29 October.
Don’t miss the recipients sharing their stories and speaker discussions on various entrepreneurial related topics!

 

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