Winner: EDIBLE SIX PACK RINGS
E6PR - As the wording states, replacing the petroleum six pack rings with something edible.
Winner: FAIR VALUE COMMUTING
Joint Venture Silicon Valley - Solving the Bay Area anti-ridesharing mindset.
Winner: DOLLAR STREET
Gapminder - Photographs shown side by side illustrate the different possessions of people around the world living at different income levels:
Information for Action - A new browser extension that connects your get-involved motivation with concrete outlets for it.
Winner: SONGS OF VIOLENCE
FCB Brasil for Estadão Digital - Ending the thousands of songs broadcasting violence against women are pumped through the airwaves each day
Winner: FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM
Wholesome Wave - Curing the unhealthy diet for people on a budget.
Winner: 3D PRINTER FOR REPLACEMENT TISSUES AND ORGANS
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine - Wake Forest is one of the pioneers in this effort to compensate for the shortage of donor organs. Mass General Hospital appeared on TED a while ago as well.
Winner: COOK COUNTY BOND COURT
CannonDesign - An effort to keep defendants out of jail before trial, so that people don't lose their jobs when they sit in jail.
mily members waiting in the corridor outside. The new courtroom set to open this spring.
Winner: GRID OS
Opus One - Not the wine, but an Ontario-based energy start-up that hopes to manage the impact of clean energy on the grid.
BRCK Education - "KioKit is a mobile and very robust kit packing everything you need to build a connected classroom. With the amazing BRCK—a powerful, ruggedized battery—40 tablets, and wireless charging facilities, the water-resistant, lockable case be taken far beyond the electric grid and internet network. The Kit was developed in Kenya by the same band of battle-hardened engineers behind open-source software company Ushahidi and iHub, a respected innovation and hacker space in Nairobi. With 57 million children not going to school on any given school day, there’s a powerful need for flexible education infrastructure and engaging content. The tablets come pre-programmed with “Learn” and “Play” sections, plus another focused on responsible citizenship (“Grow” section). With the KioKit, education isn’t limited to Africa’s cities or suburbs."
Winner: FLOW HIVE
Flow Hive - Amazingly simple beehive that hopes to revolutionize the collection of honey without destroying the hive. One of the most successful Indiegogo campaings.
Winner: HOMES FOR HOPE
USC School of Architecture and Madworkshop Homeless Studio - "To combat homelessness in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, Homes for Hope, a group of students from USC’s School of Architecture, designed modular houses that can be stacked and provide fast and simple housing to get people off the streets. Each 92-square-foot unit comes with a as a bed, dresser, and even a desk. In groups of 30, with a base unit that contains bathrooms, shared living and dining spaces, and courtyards, the houses are designed utilize the city’s large swaths of vacant land by creating easily assembled communities that work within the city’s zoning laws and serve as a bridge home to keep people sheltered before they move to more permanent housing."
WORLD CHANGING IDEA FINALISTS
Underwater data center
Helping female doctors in Pakistan
“This Is Our Future”
The Nature Conservancy in California
Harnessing AI to safeguard our global seafood supply
Revolutionary high-speed transit
A smartphone-powered navigation system for bikes
Cuts flight time in half
Fair Value Commuting
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
Reduces Bay Area commuting fares by 25%
Aggregates transit options in one platform
Connects drivers looking for parking with those leaving spots
The Smiling Car
Self-driving cars acknowledge pedestrians
The Green Engine
A more eco-friendly way to power planes
BQXL: Brooklyn-Queens Crossline
Using existing infrastructure to connect two boroughs
The Proterra Catalyst E2 Series
Battery-powered buses reduce CO2 emissions
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUALIZATION FINALISTS
AAlicia Eggert and Safwat ...