2020 Finalists

Finalist Teams

An online platform to streamline food imports into the UAE

Burak Karapinar
Burak Karapinar
Turkey
Joe Hawayek
Joe Hawayek
United Kingdom

A greenhouse that generates its own electricity using solar panels

Glenn Alers
Glenn Alers
United States
Sue Carter
Sue Carter
United States
Pablo Sevilla
Pablo Sevilla
Spain

Crop monitoring technologies to improve agrochemicals and irrigation management

Antonio Affinito
Antonio Affinito
Italy
Davide Parisi
Davide Parisi
Italy
Paolo Iasevoli
Paolo Iasevoli
Italy
Marco Matascioli
Marco Matascioli
Italy

An algae-based superfood that's rich in omega-3 and protein

Brendan Fu
Brendan Fu
Singapore
Timothy Gardner
Timothy Gardner
Australia
Professor Peer Schenk
Professor Peer Schenk
Germany

A state-of-the-art light emitting solution to enable fisherman to catch more sustainably

Nadia Laabs
Nadia Laabs
Netherlands
Dan Watson
Dan Watson
United Kingdom
Aran Dasan
Aran Dasan
United Kingdom
 Bianca Bazin
Bianca Bazin
United Kingdom

Innovative greenhouse solution that uses saltwater for irrigation

Jana Hubbard
Jana Hubbard
United States
Mark Tester
Mark Tester
Australia
Ryan Lefers
Ryan Lefers
United States
Qamar Aftab
Qamar Aftab
Pakistan

Year-round production of fruits and vegetables in greenhouses

Robert Kupstas
Robert Kupstas
United States
Sky Kurtz
Sky Kurtz
United States
Mahmoud Adi
Mahmoud Adi
United Arab Emirates

Surplus food and waste management solution to help reduce food waste

Olcay Silahli
Olcay Silahli
Turkey
Kubra Orak
Kubra Orak
Turkey
Pamir Yanik
Pamir Yanik
Turkey

Portable solar-powered cold storage units for African farmers

Dysmus Kisilu
Dysmus Kisilu
Kenya

Pesticide-free solution to tackle red palm weevil infestation

Luigi Porcella
Luigi Porcella
Italy
Mrs. Sharmila Mainali
Mrs. Sharmila Mainali
Nepal
Dr. Ahmed Harbi Darwish
Dr. Ahmed Harbi Darwish
Egypt
Eng. Emad Hardan
Eng. Emad Hardan
Jordan

Automated sustainable vertical farm driven by AI

James Lloyd-Jones
James Lloyd-Jones
United Kingdom
Oli Kaberry
Oli Kaberry
United Kingdom
Will Parry
Will Parry
United Kingdom

Nature-based edible food coating to extend shelf-life and reduce food waste

Mohamed Mannaa
Mohamed Mannaa
Egypt
Ricardo García
Ricardo García
Venezuela
Daniela García Guedez
Daniela García Guedez
Venezuela

The Student Teams

Fully autonomous robotic vertical farm to provide high-quality produce to consumers

Brandon Mee-Lee
Brandon Mee-Lee
United States

A bioreactor that converts organic waste into a sustainable source of energy

Yomna Kamah
Yomna Kamah
Egypt
Amr Essam Elmetwally
Amr Essam Elmetwally
Egypt
Nourhan Ahmed Fathy
Nourhan Ahmed Fathy
Egypt
Fatma Ali Ahmed
Fatma Ali Ahmed
Egypt

A method to produce micro and nanocellulose using date seeds waste

Reem Al Maskari
Reem Al Maskari
United Arab Emirates
Alyazeya Alblooshi
Alyazeya Alblooshi
United Arab Emirates
Hend Ibrahim Jaffar Alkhazraj
Hend Ibrahim Jaffar Alkhazraj
United Arab Emirates