epAward 2013 Winners

  • 1st - OneDollarGlasses


    OneDollarGlasses are affordable eyeglasses for low income people in need.

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  • 2nd - MakaPads Sanitary Pads


    MakaPads are sanitary pads made from papyrus and paper waste. The naturally absorbent material has a high capacity (one pad can be used for 8 to 10 hours).

  • Community Prize - Solar Scheffler Reflectors


    Solar Scheffler Reflectors help generate solar energy for people and businesses in Mexico, eliminating the need to generate thermal energy.

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  • Finalist - Score Stove™2


    The Score Stove™2 is a low-smoke cook stove with high combustion efficiency. When cooking with wood fuel or other fuels such as dung or crop residuals, it produces additional electrical energy through the combustion heat.

  • Finalist - Mobile Solar Kiosk


    ARED Group’s (ARED) solar kiosk platform and mini server facilitate access to phone charging and digital applications for low income people in Africa.

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  • Finalist - SunSaluter


    The SunSaluter is a dual-incentive passive solar tracking and water filtration system, which optimizes existing solar infrastructure by collecting up to 40% more energy and simultaneously providing clean drinking water.

  • Finalist - River Ice - Cooling System


    River Ice is a small-scale Garman river turbine directly connected to an open refrigeration compressor. Polyethylene bags which contain filtered water produce ice blocks through the energy of the current.

  • Finalist - ReMotion


    ReMotion is an affordable polycentric knee joint designed for amputees living in difficult circumstances.

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  • Finalist - Peepoo – Single-use Toilet


    Peepoo is a personal, single-use toilet which sanitizes human excreta shortly after defecation, thereby preventing feces from contaminating and spreading lethal diseases such as cholera and diarrhea.

  • Finalist - Mapeo de Napas con Georadar – Soil Research


    Georadar technology can be used to map and to determine the depth of water tables. Even without rain water, water can be provided for crops, if the roots come into contact with the water table zone.

  • Finalist - ECAR - Arsenic-safe Drinking Water


    ECAR is a highly effective ultra low-cost water treatment technology designed to bring locally affordable and sustainable arsenic-safe water to rural communities.

  • Finalist - Biogas backpack


    The Biogas backpack is a strong bag with backpack straps and a ball valve to easily store and transport biogas and make money from the sale of excess cooking gas.

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