WSI EY Collaborate for Impact Challenge - 2021, SDG 17WSI

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.

EY Collaborate for Impact Challenge - 2021

The Challenge: Design a solution to help secure a livable future by promoting collaborative action on sustainability by business, government, and civil society.


  • First Place: MVMNT, an app that partners eco-conscious consumers with local green businesses and activism networks to foster sustainable lifestyles. Developed by 16-year-old Jason Lin and 16-year-old Daniel Shi, students at Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. See their video here.
  • Second Place: AUesome, a social enterprise that aims to improve access to therapy for neurodiverse children by creating specialized kits and app-based support. Developed by 16-year-old Anshul Gupta, 17-year-old Isabella He, and 18-year-old Andrew Kim, students at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, Mission San Jose High School in Fremont California, and University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California respectively. See their video here.
  • Third Place: DIGS, a blockchain-based smart grid that aims to increase electric efficiency and drive the transition to renewable energy. Developed by 17-year-old Evan Tok, student at Catholic High School PJ in Selangor, Malaysia. See their video here.


  • Affinity Tree, a hub for nonprofits to connect on a global level. Developed by a team from Mission San Jose High School in San Jose, California. See their video here.
  • Education Empowered, a virtual platform that connects students from under-resourced backgrounds with mentors. Developed by a team from Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • OmniMed, a decentralized storage system of used medication for distribution in underprivileged communities. Developed by a team from Cantonment Public School and College, Dhaka Residential Model College, and St. Joseph Higher Secondary School in Bangladesh. See their video here.
  • Project S.O.S., utilizes AI systems to develop shipping routes to increase transportation effectiveness and reduce oil spills. Developed by a team from Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City, Taiwan. See their video here.
  • Saven, a purpose-driven cryptocurrency based on offering incentives for environmentally conscious actions. Developed by a team from Montclair Kimberly Academy in Montclair, New Jersey. See their video here.
  • Sahay, a collaborative hospital project that allows hospitals to share resources and oversee inventory. Developed by a team from Delhi Public School and Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in India. See their video here.
  • The Mentorship Pledge, creates partnerships between private-sector corporations and public housing projects that aims to match teens in housing projects with corporate mentors. Developed by a team in New Jersey. See their video here.

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More Challenges

6 Clean water and sanitationBank of the West Fresh Water Action Challenge

Bank of the West

sdg 6

Promote ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle water.

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8 Decent work and economic growthCiti Foundation Future of Work Challenge

Citi Foundation

sdg 8

Empower young people with the tools for the future of work

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15 Life on landEY Accelerating Environmental Sustainability Challenge


sdg 15

Protect, restore, or promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.

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11 Sustainable cities and communitiesLink Logistics Green Buildings Challenge

Link Logistics

sdg 11

Helps buildings become more environmentally sustainable or promote the use of green building materials

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14 Life below waterMary Kay Global Oceans Conservation Challenge

Mary Kay

sdg 14

Conserve and/or protect the world's marine ecosystems and coastal communities.

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4 Quality educationMastercard Financial Education Challenge


sdg 4

Promote, educate, or increase access to financial literacy in your community.

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13 Climate actionMaxar Climate Mapping Challenge


sdg 13

Use maps and satellite imagery that helps communities understand and adapt to the impact of climate change.

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3 Good health and wellbeingMetLife Foundation Good Health and Well-Being Challenge

MetLife Foundation

sdg 3

Promote equitable access to physical and/or mental wellbeing in your community

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7 Affordable and clean energyServiceNow Carbon Killer Challenge


sdg 7

Reduce carbon emissions in local communities.

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13 Climate actionZuora Subscription Economy Challenge


sdg 13

Advance sustainability through innovation in the Subscription Economy

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