Congratulations to Winners and Finalists in the 2021 Challenge Season!
Here are the top competitors in the 2021-22 academic year NFTE World Series of Innovation.
Bank of the West Move on Climate Challenge - 2021
The Challenge: Design a solution to help businesses move the needle on climate while also supporting economic growth.
- First Place: eCircular, a digital application and e-waste ecosystem that incentivizes consumers to recycle their used electronics. Developed by 18-year-old Robin Ye in Singapore. See their video here.
- Second Place: Rainbow Paper, a paper solution created from rice straws to solve air pollution caused by rice straw burning in Vietnam. Developed by 15-year-old Huy Phon Vu and 15-year-old Hoang Hung Vo, students at British Vietnamese International School in Hanoi, Vietnam and Vinschool Times City in Hanoi, Vietnam respectively. See their video here.
- Third Place: TradiFoodMarket, an app that aims to make food markets in Taiwan more efficient by allowing vendors to connect directly with consumers. Developed by 16-year-old Cai-Xuan Lin, 16-year-old Yusin Hsiao, and 16-year-old Cheng-Yang Ho, students at Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City, Taiwan. See their video here.
- Kinetic Tiles, a long-lasting flooring solution that harnesses kinetic energy in floor tiles to maximize energy efficiency. Developed by a team from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California. See their video here.
- Taste Don’t Waste, a consulting business that analyzes food wastes in businesses to minimize food waste and partner with local food banks. Developed by a team from The Chapin School in New York, NY. See their video here.
- Savado360, converts avocado seed food waste into eco-friendly beauty products. Developed by a team from The AWTY International School in Houston, Texas and Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California. See their video here.
- Collectask, a system of recyclable boxes with the aim of incentivizing South Korean citizens to recycle their masks more often. Developed by a team from Seoul International School in Seoul, South Korea. See their video here.
- Hydroilet, an eco-friendly toilet solution that captures energy created from flushing through a turbine to provide efficient electricity. Developed by a team from Peak-to-Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado. See their video here.
- Compost2U, a composting business that focuses on making composting accessible to the local community in San Jose, California by educating community leaders and distributing compost bins Developed by a team from Independence High School in San Jose, California.
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6 Clean water and sanitationBank of the West Fresh Water Action Challenge
Promote ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle water.
8 Decent work and economic growthCiti Foundation Future of Work Challenge
Empower young people with the tools for the future of work
15 Life on landEY Accelerating Environmental Sustainability Challenge
Protect, restore, or promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.
11 Sustainable cities and communitiesLink Logistics Green Buildings Challenge
Helps buildings become more environmentally sustainable or promote the use of green building materials
14 Life below waterMary Kay Global Oceans Conservation Challenge
Conserve and/or protect the world's marine ecosystems and coastal communities.
4 Quality educationMastercard Financial Education Challenge
Promote, educate, or increase access to financial literacy in your community.
13 Climate actionMaxar Climate Mapping Challenge
Use maps and satellite imagery that helps communities understand and adapt to the impact of climate change.
3 Good health and wellbeingMetLife Foundation Good Health and Well-Being Challenge
Promote equitable access to physical and/or mental wellbeing in your community
7 Affordable and clean energyServiceNow Carbon Killer Challenge
Reduce carbon emissions in local communities.
13 Climate actionZuora Subscription Economy Challenge
Advance sustainability through innovation in the Subscription Economy