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Four young entrepreneurs from different parts of the world present in Seville solutions to improve the lives of one billion people in the next 10 years using technology

November 26, 2017 Compartir
 
A floating platform to generate electricity at sea thanks to wind power; a system to sterilise mosquitos and reduce viral contagion; a technological development for the instant analysis of arsenic or lead levels in water; or a method for fragmenting the molecular composition of earth thanks to spectral images via satellite are the innovative and disruptive projects presented today by four young entrepreneurs from different parts of the world in Seville, at an event organised by the Seville Chapter of SingularityU in Fundación Cajasol.
 
The event was chaired by Thomas Kriese, Singularity University VP for Community Development, and attended by the ambassador of the Seville Chapter of SingularityU, Luis Rey, showed how these projects will enable these Singularity University alumni to help to fulfil the university’s objective in the future: to improve the lives of a billion people in the next ten years through technology.
The projects were as follows:
 
X1Wind, presented by Alex Raventos (Barcelona).They have developed a floating platform to generate wind power at sea without drilling the sea bed. Besides the cost savings involved, the system changes direction according to the wind, transmitting power via cable to the coast. “If we want 100% of energy to be renewable in the future, current generation capabilities have to increase twelvefold”. Only 35% of all the power produced in Spain is from renewable sources.
 
Mosteq, presented by Gilad Gomé (Tel Aviv, Israel). They have developed a system for sterilising mosquitos, which are one of the greatest transmitters of disease in the world. “Due to their high resistance and climate change, multiple mosquito species will be reaching Europe in the coming years”. 
 
Fredsense, presented by Emily Hicks (Calgary, Canada). This system analyses, in just one hour, possible pollutant or harmful elements in water. They use bacteria to identify the components in water and discover, for instance, the arsenic or lead levels therein.
 
Hypercubes, presented by Fabio Teixeira (San Francisco, USA). He has developed a technology that uses low-cost satellites and sensors capable of tracking Earth’s pollution from space, enabling companies to reduce waste reduction and the carbon footprint. This can help protecting food resources in the future, as “it determines the fertility of a crop, soil characteristics, stress, invasive species, diseases and even the nutrients found in flowers". Besides the benefits for agriculture, Hypercubes can help improving mining, water control, oil and gas prospection processes.
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