The 2015 Clean Tech Competition was a big success this past weekend (May 29th). Teams from around the world gathered at the Dow Facility in Philadelphia to present their projects to a prestigious panel of judges.
We would like to congratulate the top three teams:
In 1st place, Team Catlin Gabel from Portland Oregon. Winners of $10,000 and a continued mentorship from Dr. Frederic Bertley, Senior VP of Science and Education at the Franklin Institute. Their project is called the Water Trotter. It’s an invention aimed at solving the problems stemming from the lack of access to food and clean water. The device allows the user to haul water longer distances with more ease while having it simultaneously purified.
(1st place team Catlin Gabel with Mentor Dr. Frederic Bertley)
2nd place- Team Bubbles for Soil from Portugal. Winners of $7,000. Their project used biodegradable sodium alginate hydrogel for drought stricken soils.
3rd place- Team Drought Combatants from Singapore. Winners of $5,000. Their prototype involved using Eco-friendly super absorbent hydrogels which can improve the water holding capacity for soil in order to combat drought.
Additionally we would like to congratulate the rest of the teams who attended the competition and were awarded $1,000 each. Everyone’s project was excellent and innovative, and everyone did a great job.
(Drought Combatants- 3rd place, Catlin Gabel- 1st place, Bubbles for Soil- 2nd place)