Breathing-controlled rehabilitation, longevity, innovations in the treatment of autism, conscious use of water resources – these are some of the final projects of the second Polish edition of the Global Impact Challenge. From all the applications that have been submitted to Digital University in the last two months from Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries, the ones that have the best chance to change the world within a decade have been selected.
“Once again, we are impressed by the level of ideas submitted to the current edition of the Global Impact Challenge, especially since this year the regulations were more restrictive. Polish start-ups prove once again that their innovative sense, and thus their position in the field of international competitions, is unwavering. The projects sent to Silicon Valley were appreciated by representatives of Singularity University – the most important innovative think-tank in the world. We will make sure that their potential is optimally used by the world of business and science “- said Jowita Michalska, founder of the Digital University Foundation, the organizer of the competition.
Global Impact Challenges (GICs) are incentive competitions organized by partners in countries around the world to identify innovative startups & solutions using exponential technology to solve the world’s pressing challenges.
The purpose of the SingularityU Poland Global Impact Challenge is to foster innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Poland and the Central and Eastern Europe region with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
The challenge is open to citizens and residents in the Central and Eastern Europe region: Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria.
What innovation would you develop to solve a global grand challenge (environment, energy, water, food, health, disaster resilience, governance, learning, space, security, prosperity, and shelter) using exponential technology that would impact the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years?
Find out more at: https://su.org/gic/poland-2019/