'Qualcomm Wireless Impact Award 2019' for MSc Computer Science students and Alumni from Business School2019 June 18
Our congratulations to the team from Trinity, comprising MSc Computer Science students Krishna Hariramani and Ravi Yadav together with Nathan Misischi, Alumni of BESS (Bachelors in Business, Economics and Social Studies) who recently participated in "2019 Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge", where they picked up the 'Qualcomm Wireless Impact Award 2019' held at the University of San Diego.
Their solution “Sensibin: recycling made easy” addresses the problem of waste contamination.
They identified a problem of waste segregation when people try to get rid of their waste and found a way to help them to decide which bin their waste should go in. Sensibin is a smart AI-powered bin that selects the ‘right’ bin for you which helps to reduce waste contamination.
They received 5000$ prize money. Along with this, the team is also part of prestigious startup programs: 'EIT climate-KIC' and 'Nvidia Inception Program' for Deep Learning startups.
An initiative supported by the School of Computer Science and Statistics.
Pictured left to right: Krishna Hariramani, (MSc Computer Science), Nathan Misischi: Alumni (BESS - Bachelors in Business, Economics and Social Science), and Ravi Yadav, (MSc Computer Science)
ABOUT USD’S FOWLER GLOBAL SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE
University of San Diego (USD)’s Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge is designed and hosted by USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce – a joint partnership between the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the University of San Diego School of Business. It is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources, and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change. It started in 2011 with only USD students, grew to a binational event in 2016 featuring student groups from the U.S. and Mexico, and expanded into a global pitch contest in 2018. Since the program’s inception, winning teams have received more than $370,000 in seed funding for social ventures in over 17 countries.
Posted by: Catherine O'Connor, Head of External Relations, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin
catherine.oconnor at tcd.ie