2018 - 2019 Finalists

Team Innovation - Overall Winner


PEGASUS SCHOOLS, EKET

MARY ESSIEN, KENECHUKWU OKAFOR, ANNE ESSIEN


“Our Idea is to build a Piracy Tracker Web and Mobile App through which users can:
  • Project Content Reviewers (University students and lecturers) validate their Projects, Term Papers, Research Papers, Thesis, and Assignment for content originality
  • Publishers will validate Author’s books for content originality
  • National Library of Nigeria will validate ISBN (International Standard Book Number) issued to Authors for Originality
  • Book Authors validate their book content for originality before publishing
  • Movie Producers and Record labels (music ownership database) verify originality of movie scripts and music lyrics writers work before content consumption
Our main goal is to minimise Piracy around the world. “



Team Five Ions - First Runner Up


Greensprings School

ISAAC IBIDUN, ATONBARA DIETE-KOKI, DABERECHI ONYEACHOLEM, ILERIOLUWA OLAGBAIYE, OLAOLUWA OLUGBENLE


“The Toxic Converter is a device that converts the heat energy from exhaust gases into electrical energy which is stored. It also helps reduce pollution by filtering the toxic gas into a non-toxic gas “



Team Green - Second Runner Up


PEGASUS SCHOOLS, EKET

IDONGESIT BILLY, OLAOLUWAPO AJAYI, TAOFIQ TAOFIQ, GIDEON MONDAY, AISHAT TAOFIQ


“ We have a dream, a vision and a goal to solve the world’s biggest problem – “Energy provision”. Knowing fully well that we are living in a time where electricity is a much-needed resource and waste is something that may never get extinct we have decided to use this waste to generate energy. It begins with the collection of waste which will be separated into biodegradable, non-biodegradable, flammable and non-flammable wastes. The non-flammable biodegradable wastes are dried, crushed and sold out for the purpose of manure and fertilizer. The non-biodegradable wastes that are not flammable are recycled while the biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes that are flammable are sent into the power generating chamber which uses the principle of gas turbine to generate electricity. “



Team E-Conservers


Corona Secondary School, Agbara

FAYOBOMI OLUSOLA-FALODUN, ITOSE OMOHKODION, FREDA UCHEBENU, NDIDIAMAKA ANUSIONWU


“ About 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year. Currently, only about 12.5 percent of that waste is recycled according to the EPA. The rest of the waste get dumped into landfills which harm the soil and make it barren. It feels as if electronics were made to be thrown out after some time right? Like there is no use of the old version, as technology is continuously improving? With lack of knowledge on how to dispose of these “out-of-date” electronics, we unknowingly cause great harm to our environment and ourselves. The effects of improper disposal of this e-waste on the environment are little known to many, however, these impacts pose very real threats and dangers to the global environment at large, thus seeming like a battle to tackle with the growing waste problem. This is where the E-conservers come in. With our service, we will be able to raise awareness and provide possible solutions to the problem of improper disposal and help spur action, both to protect the environment and to stop wasting resources. What better way to solve a problem than to understand the cause of it? We stand by our motto ‘Change’. “



Team Whirlpool


Greensprings School

UWADIAE GUOBADIA, KOSISOCHUKWU OKOYE, ENIKOREWA ADEKUNLE, OLUWATONI AIYEOLA, AKACHUKWU EGBOSIMBA


“ The Powerwell is a device that collects water from rain and water bodies and purifies it to dispense 80 gallons of drinking water a day. When we set out to make the Powerwell our first step was figuring out how to make it environmentally friendly and with the finished design we feel we have accomplished that using solar power. Many devices that have attempted to solve this problem are large and complicated so with the Powerwell we wanted to head in a different direction. We made it small and collapsible, only using basic concepts to fuel the machines processes so that the device doesn't break down or disturb locals. On top of this, replacement parts for a majority of the device can be found along with it (like the filters) or around the area (like the casing, funnel, etc). To conclude, we believe that the Powerwell is a unique solution to the water problem because of its use of practical concepts, clean energy and attention to details that will affect the device in everyday rural life. “



Team Bijan


Topfaith International School

BEVERLY UKOHA, IDONGESIT NYEME, BENITA UCHENDU, AKEABASI ESSIEN, JANE EJIOGU

“ Our project is to provide online medical services. It’s a medical mobile application that will consist of a location finder, doctors/specialization/ ambulance services. “



Team REScope Learning


Corona Secondary School, Agbara

SHALOM EMEKA, VALERIE CHIEMELIE NWOSU, KAMSI NKEM, UCHENNA DIKE


“Our group’s concept is focused on easier and more compatible learning. We have taken into account the fact that different students have different learning capacities. Therefore we have created a platform where students can feel free to discuss their learning issues and get advice from assigned mentors. They can get access to different educational resources and materials. Even students with impaired learning are not left out as we offer special courses and materials for them. We hope to help students around the world who have been finding it difficult to learn effectively in classes so they can find another avenue to harness their potential. “



Team Jewel


Topfaith International School

FAVOUR EFIOK, KEYUKEMI ETENG


“Safespace is a teenage blog created to tackle depression in teenagers. It is an avenue for troubled people to connect and seek support from people their own age who can help them. “



Team Tonnare


Topfaith International School

NNADALU OKAFOR, TOCHUKWU UMECHUKWU, EKIOGHENEVERERE ADARERHI


“AGRO.help is a two in one app which consists of a game AGRO.overload and a chat platform AGRO.chat. The game gives an insight of how farm work will be done in a more fun way. “



Team Dream Reality


Topfaith International School

PRINCE BLAISE, JEPHTHAH EDEM, DAVID ETU, SAMUEL OKON, ELUANATA-AZIBA OZI


“Dream Reality is a software that exploits Virtual Reality technology in career guide. With specialized sensors, students will perform tasks related to their career. The product will be useful in capacity building, In-service programmes etc. “



Each of the students in the finalist teams won $60,000 (N21 million) in foreign scholarship from Clarkson University, New York, USA. In addition, the overall winner represented Nigeria at the international finals held between 21st and 28th April, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.

2019 Summit Recap

The summit took place over the course of three days. The first day was for arrival of the student teams and their coaches in Lagos. They were accommodated at the Lekki Peninsula Hotel, Lekki. Things got interesting from the second day. The teams visited the General Electric Garage in Victoria Island. There, they saw first hand how 3D printing worked, exchanged ideas with the experts at the garage and got invaluable feedback on their ideas. It was a very interactive session that the students enjoyed.


The summit takes place over the course of three days. The first day was for arrival of the student teams and their coaches in Lagos. They were accommodated at the Lekki Peninsula Hotel, Lekki. Things got interesting from the second day. The teams visited the General Electric Garage in Victoria Island. There, they saw first hand how 3D printing worked, exchanged ideas with the experts at the garage and got invaluable feedback on their ideas. It was a very interactive session that the students enjoyed.


The third and final day was the competition itself which took place at Dowen College Lekki. The day opened with a welcome address from the principal of Dowen College herself, Mrs A.O Layiwola. Then followed by a keynote address from Tito Ovia, co-founder and executive director of health tech company Helium Health. Each team had five minutes on stage to pitch their idea to a panel of judges, then answer further questions the judges may have. Prepclass founder and CEO Chukwuwezam Obano was also in attendance as a special guest and speaker. By afternoon the pitches were done and the results would be announced at the awards dinner the same day.


The awards dinner began at 5:00 PM with an opening remark by Start Innovation Hub founder and CEO Hanson Johnson. It was quickly followed by the awards. The first award of the night went to Topfaith International School in recognition of the outstanding participation of their students.


Next, was the award for the second runner up which went to Team Green of Pegasus Schools, Eket (IDONGESIT BILLY, OLAOLUWAPO AJAYI, TAOFIQ TAOFIQ, GIDEON MONDAY, AISHAT TAOFIQ) for their idea of recycling waste into electricity.


The first runner up went Team FiveIons of Greensprings Schools (ISAAC IBIDUN, ATONBARA DIETE-KOKI, DABERECHI ONYEACHOLEM, ILERIOLUWA OLAGBAIYE, OLAOLUWA OLUGBENLE) for their idea of converting heat energy from exhaust gases into electricity.


The overall winners were the aptly named Team Innovation of Pegasus Schools Eket (MARY ESSIEN, KENECHUKWU OKAFOR, ANNE ESSIEN) for their idea of using a mobile app to fight digital piracy by providing a means for content creators and publishers to validate digital content. The team represented Nigeria at the International Innovation summit held in April at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.


For the three days of the summit, Bukkahut Lekki provided lunch and dinner for the students and their coaches. They also catered for the grand finale lunch for all attendees and a buffet for the awards dinner.


You can find pictures from the summit here



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