The Singularity University community has hosted more than 130 Global Impact Challenges, which help remarkable social innovators from around the world participate in SU experiences like the Global Startup Program and the Global Summit. For the past three years, we have been experimenting with ways to engage younger innovators in the GIC, with the knowledge that building a better future will require us to engage our next generation of leaders.Together with Dubai-based GEMS Education, the largest private K-12 education provider in the world, we have been building a framework for a global youth challenge that we’ve now scaled to reach more than 150,000 young people.We are excited to announce the finalists of this year’s challenge, three teams of talented young innovators who will be invited to share their solutions at this year’s Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco!
GGC: SecurityPriya Sadhu, 14; Astha Das, 14; Amritha Srisaahiti, 14GEMS New Millennium School, Dubai, UAEMoved by the presence of assault and molestation of women around the world, Team Shero is pairing location, communication, and self-protection features in a fashionable device that provides protection for its wearer.
GGC: ProsperityAhsan Nayaz, 16; Vraj Nirajbhai Rajpura, 17; Aaryan Krishnan, 16; Mrudul Bhushan Mamtani, 14GEMS Our Own English Boys School, Sharjah, UAETeam Alivean is using neural networks and machine learning to create a “Visual Positioning System” for people with visual impairment. Their broad product scope considers not only the physical limitations encountered by people with limited sight, but also introduces technology designed to assist with emotional and expressive needs.
GGC: HealthMohammed Ismail Sadaf, 16; Hisham Abubacker Musthafa, 17; Shiwam Singh, 17GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah, UAEThe Smart Bandages team is interested in the development of new treatments for chronic wounds. Using small, cheap sensors and adaptive materials, the team is developing bio-compatible bandages to enable faster healing.
Over the course of the next three months, all three teams will receive expert mentorship through the GEMS and SU networks, and we’re excited to see how their ideas will develop. Meet these young innovators and learn more about their innovations at SU’s Global Summit, from August 19-21, 2019 in San Francisco.Are you interested in helping students in your community be part of the 2020 Youth GIC? The GIC will open to schools and communities around the world this fall.