WSI Maxar Community Resilience from Space Challenge - 2021, SDG 11WSI

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.

Maxar Community Resilience from Space Challenge - 2021

The Challenge: Design a solution using satellite imagery and other geospatial data to help communities become more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.


  • First Place: Eagle Eye, harnesses geospatial data to aid in waste management of urban areas. Developed by 18-year-old Robin Ye and 18-year-old Bryan Ng from Singapore. See their video here.
  • Second Place: GeoSat, uses SMAP satellite data to predict potential landslides in Taiwan to increase alerts and evacuation efficiency. Developed by 16-year-old Pan Yung-Shian and 16-year-old Casper Liao, students at Kang Chiao International School in Taiwan. See their video here.
  • Third Place: Wild Ping, an immersive map that combines various interfaces to display relevant information to inform fellow wilderness explorers. Developed by 18-year-old Spencer Jordan and 17-year-old Thomas Brasch, students at Mead High School in Spokane, Washington. See their video here.


  • COV-APP, an app using geospatial data to track the spread of coronavirus to develop more accurate contact-tracing. Developed by a team from American Academy of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus. See their video here.
  • AmoryGuard, pairs wearable tech sensors with online consultations to increase access to health monitoring. Developed by a team from Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. See their video here.
  • GeoConnect, utilizes geospatial data to increase access to high-speed internet in Native American reservations. Developed by a team from Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in San Francisco, California. See their video here.
  • Satellites for a Better Tomorrow, collects soil moisture data to aid farmers and ranchers improve farming efficiency. Developed by a team from Diamond Technology Institute in Watsonville, California. See their video here.
  • Interseller, collects geospatial data to detect areas at risk of natural disasters and identify patterns in natural disasters. Developed by a team from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. See their video here.
  • Refugenie, utilizes GIS data to optimize safe and effective routes for refugee resettlement during environmental catastrophes. Developed by a team from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. See their video here.
  • Blaze Watch, an emergency navigation system used to safely guide people at risk of wildfires. Developed by a team from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California.

I want to put a ding in the universe.

Accept Challenge

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.

View Challenge

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

View Challenge

15 Life on landEY Accelerating Environmental Sustainability Challenge


sdg 15

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

View Challenge

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

View Challenge

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.

View Challenge

4 Quality educationMastercard Financial Education Challenge


sdg 4

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

View Challenge

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.

View Challenge

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

View Challenge

7 Affordable and clean energyServiceNow Carbon Killer Challenge


sdg 7

Reduce carbon emissions in local communities.

View Challenge

13 Climate actionZuora Subscription Economy Challenge


sdg 13

Advance sustainability through innovation in the Subscription Economy

View Challenge

World Series of Innovation

NFTE hosts World Series of Innovation (WSI) as part of our commitment to the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the annual celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Contact Us

120 Wall Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10005

+1 212 232 3333[email protected]

©2022 Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). All rights reserved worldwide.