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CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013 - Nominees

The new Change Agents and Next Generation Entrepreneurs (CH.A.N.G.E) Award is for young entrepreneurs involved with EIT-labelled and KIC training programmes. Each KIC nominated up to three of their ventures and top students, and the winners were revealed during the 2013 awards ceremony.

The 2013 nominees represent the bright future of European innovation and their ideas and projects cover a vast scope. To access the complete list of nominees, please download the EIT Awards 2013 - Nominees brochure.


Nominee name: David Pribil
Project name: Heart-Guard

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: EIT ICT Labs

Key words: Health, safety, protection
Project aim: To prevent firefighter fatalities from heart attacks using active monitoring devices
EIT connection: EIT ICT Labs Master School student (2012 onwards) and Summer School project team 2013

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Dorottya Maksay
Project name: Homebuddy

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: EIT ICT Labs

Key words: Connecting generations
Project aim: To develop Homebuddy into a sustainable social enterprise
EIT connection: EIT ICT Labs Master School student (2012 onwards)

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Eduardo Appleyard
Project name: Solar Lighting for Africa
Website: Project for www.solar-aid.org

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: KIC InnoEnergy

Key words: Focus, empower and grow!
Project aim: To develop a solution to help SolarAid, an international charity specialising in clean, affordable solar product distribution in Africa, to sell one million lights through its social enterprise
EIT connection: KIC InnoEnergy Master School – SELECT Programme student (2010-12)

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Evan Bruner
Project name: SolarCatch

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: Climate-KIC

Key words: Efficiency, visibility and money-saving
Project aim: To make clean technology attractive and appealing to business property owners
EIT connection: Climate-KIC Summer Journey 2013

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Germán Leiva
Project name: Jukeboss
Website: www.jukeboss.eu

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: EIT ICT Labs

Key words: Music powered by you
Project aim: To bring a new level of interaction to events and nightlife
EIT connection: EIT ICT Labs Master School student (2012 onwards)

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Kate Hofman
Project name: GrowUp
Website: www.growup.org.uk

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: Climate-KIC

Key words: Sustainable urban farming
Project aim: To demonstrate a sustainable, commercial model for urban agriculture through vertical growing and aquaponics
EIT connection: Climate-KIC Contextual Learning Journey student and EIT Foundation Young Leader Programme

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Linkesh Diwan
Project name: Wise Earth Technology (main product: CrisisCommunicator)
Website: www.WiseEarthTechnology.com

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: KIC InnoEnergy

Key words: Dependable disaster communications
Project aim: To provide a handheld communication system, with access to all the necessary information for disaster areas
EIT connection: KIC InnoEnergy Master School – SELECT Programme student (2011-13)

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Muhammad Rizwan Awan
Project name: Chimney Sheet

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: KIC InnoEnergy

Key words: Health, environment, life
Project aim: To improve the health of millions of people by providing them with basic cooking facilities
EIT connection: KIC InnoEnergy Master School – Renewable Energy programme (2011-13)

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.


Nominee name: Swati Pandey
Project name: TRA Labs
Website: www.tra-labs.com

Nominated for: EIT CH.A.N.G.E Award 2013
Nominated by: Climate-KIC

Key words: Medicinal plants for sustainable communities
Project aim: To help rural communities grow high value medicinal plants on degraded land
EIT connection: Climate-KIC student (2011) and Contextual Leaning Journey student

To learn more about this nominee, check out their full profile and watch a teaser video.

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