Desafio Intel 2012 Winners announced

Desafio Intel 2012 Winners announced

Congratulations to:

*1st place: Sustainable Agriculture Solutions, Colombia

SAS provides expert farming solutions. Its products and services make an efficient use of the available resources and guarantee the long term viability of food production. The first product is an enhanced-efficiency fertilizer (EEF) designed to deliver the exact nutrients needed by the crop thus avoiding waste and increasing productivity. Our EEF includes a patented nanotechnology that increases efficiency by 40% over traditional fertilizers and increases productivity by at least 7%. Farmers will benefit from a cleaner environment and premium post-harvested products with less chemical residue. SAS will beat out other fertilizers in the market by: minimizing nutrient loss, improving crop nutrition and reducing the cost per acre.

*2nd place: Inventive Power, Mexico

Inventive Power help industries to reduce their operating costs by installing our Solar Concentration technology for water heating, steam generation or drying at a lower cost than using Gas, Diesel or Fuel Oil. Our technology, The Power Trough 110, is a Parabolic Trough Solar Concentrator which generates thermal energy between 60-250 ºC, ideal for process heat generation. The system can be easily installed in rooftops of industries and commerce with remote monitoring to guarantee the correct operation in the 20 years of life expectancy of the product. Our solar technology is superior to currently available on the market by having greater efficiencies compared against other solar collectors, also allows have a more modular installation and generates more thermal energy per unit area.
Customers can purchase the systems with no upfront cost investment by leasing programs, having savings between 15-30% in energy cost since first month of installing the system.

*3rd place: SurfDog WebProtection, Brazil

SurfDog develops and markets IT security products that reduce scam, fraud, and honest mistakes risks specially of people without strong background with computers, as some elders and computer newcomers. The company’s SurfDog-WP currently supports all major Brazilian online banking services for Anti-Phishing protection. Our mission is stop good and innocent people from becoming scam victims.
A big congratulations to these winning teams who will be traveling to Silicon Valley to compete in the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley on Nov 5-8.

Desafio Intel Finalists:

ALP GROUP, Argentina
ALP GROUP S.A.: Argentina Eolic system technology advance. New and more efficient wind technologic system: it´s economic, efficient and low maintenance. An innovative wind mill, with a three-phase induction generator (380V – 1100W). It can pump water with standard three phase pump without batteries. Moreover, it can store
energy in batteries for isolated homes and schools. Currently we have over 50 systems working in Argentina.

Biogen, Costa Rica
Biogen is an integrated biomechanical system for generation, storage and use of electricity for people in rural communities. Throughout analysis I designed a product that adapts to the physical characteristics of the human body and produces energy to power small devices with a big impact on their lives.

 

Computing Kloud Solutions, Mexico
Computing Kloud Solutions is a Mexican company dedicated to creating and delivering solutions in the cloud, currently we developed the program Waitronic offering a solution to bars / restaurants. This is achieved with the integration of customers and market differentiation. Now you can order from a mobile device, not just your drinks and food, but also what you want to hear. You can step by step create different drinks, which will be created especially for you. Also you can sync your social networks to communicate with your friends and see who of them is in the same bar or restaurant.

Dengue-off, Costa Rica
Dengue-off: Electronic device against Aedes Aegypti (dengue virus transmitter), there are not yet any vaccines to prevent infection with dengue virus and the most effective protective measures are those like Dengue-off that avoid mosquito bites. This product is to help as many as 100 million people that are infected yearly and more than one third of the world´s population that is living in areas at risk for transmission, is also important to mention that besides these 120 millions travelers are exposed to this disease yearly. Dengue fever (DF), together with associated dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), is the most important and world’s fastest growing vector-borne viral disease affecting humans. Aedes aegypti, the urban yellow fever mosquito, is the principal dengue-carrying vector. A secondary vector is Aedes albopictus. Dengue-off was developed by ACB Mecatronica which is a startup company in incubation process at Entrepreneur Center (CIE-TEC) Costa Rica Institute of Technology.
Epicrisis, Argentina
Epicrisis is an Electronic Health Record for doctors in their private practice for Latin American Market. Epicrisis offers via Web a patients index, statistical reports and an electronic medical record; and for their patients offers a Web appointment service. Our goal is to become a regional standard in Web Medical Records. Epicrisis is a Cloud Service, so doctors won’t need to install any software in their PC’s in order to have access to their patients infomation anytime and anywhere, their just need a notebook or a table with connection to the Web to register the attention. The system was conceived and developed by two doctors specialized in Medical Informatics and a experimented developer with many years working in the health market.
HAZFUTBOL.COM, Peru
Our company SPORT NET S.A.C. (founded in 2012) has the mission to help people practice sport more often, creating more opportunities to do it. Such opportunities involving the use of information technology and communication to integrate sport communities and infrastructure suppliers, services and products needed for the sport, and the application of social and business strategies to create a better environment to practice more sports. HAZFUTBOL.COM is a social network for those who play soccer. Our first project is motivated by the collective sport with more fans around the world. We present you this project, HAZFUTBOL.COM, where we (Franco and Hernando Zurita) are the cofounders, each with 50% of shares.
Inventive Power, Mexico
Inventive Power help industries to reduce their operating costs by installing our Solar Concentration technology for water heating, steam generation or drying at a lower cost than using Gas, Diesel or Fuel Oil. Our technology, The Power Trough 110, is a Parabolic Trough Solar Concentrator which generates thermal energy between 60-250 ºC, ideal for process heat generation. The system can be easily installed in rooftops of industries and commerce with remote monitoring to guarantee the correct operation in the 20 years of life expectancy of the product. Our solar technology is superior to currently available on the market by having greater efficiencies compared against other solar collectors, also allows have a more modular installation and generates more thermal energy per unit area.
Customers can purchase the systems with no upfront cost investment by leasing programs, having savings between 15-30% in energy cost since first month of installing the system.
Knowsys, Mexico
Knowsys brings products, brands and consumers together. The Latin American market lacks widely available product information, which limits product discovery
and discourages users from trying new or different products. On the other hand, businesses suffer from not having detailed information on the consumer perspective of their products and brands. Existing efforts are limited, and mostly based on managing a Facebook Page or a Twitter account. With our social network, users can share, comment, vote and review any product in the Latin American market. This gives users high quality information about products which helps them discover and try new products. Our platform gives registered businesses analytics on their products from different sources, including Facebook, Twitter and our own community. Allowing them to manage, measure and improve clients perspective of their product or brand. Companies can also buy featured spaces in our platform, to promote and attract consumers to their product.
SonicPollen, Chile
SonicPollen is a web platform that connects musicians, venues and producers to improve the organization of shows and tours. We give opportunities to the musicians and erase the headache of producers and venues in the booking process. SonicPollen’s goal is to create a user experience designed to help venue managers and producers to easily manage their agenda, booking and submissions. This will save time, rather than asking the user to use lots of features. We are building the next standard in the booking process for music shows.
SurfDog WebProtection, Brazil
SurfDog develops and markets IT security products that reduce scam, fraud, and honest mistakes risks specially of people without strong background with computers, as some elders and computer newcomers. The company’s SurfDog-WP currently supports all major Brazilian online banking services for Anti-Phishing protection. Our mission is stop good and innocent people from becoming scam victims.
Sustainable Agriculture Solutions SAS, Colombia
SAS provides expert farming solutions. Its products and services make an efficient use of the available resources and guarantee the long term viability of food production. The first product is an enhanced-efficiency fertilizer (EEF) designed to deliver the exact nutrients needed by the crop thus avoiding waste and increasing productivity. Our EEF includes a patented nanotechnology that increases efficiency by 40% over traditional fertilizers and increases productivity by at least 7%. Farmers will benefit from a cleaner environment and premium post-harvested products with less chemical residue. SAS will beat out other fertilizers in the market by: minimizing nutrient loss, improving crop nutrition and reducing the cost per acre.
ThinkGo, Colombia
ThinkGo is a company that provides games and educational tools based on STEM methodology to use in the classroom. Its products will help teachers and students improve and optimize the education process with hands-on learning.
Tryouts, Mexico
Tryouts is about recruitment, technical recruitment. We are building a virtual online arena, where the only thing that can save you are your skills and knowledge. Tryouts provides confrontations mechanisms in a really interactive way using serious games concepts. Tryouts connects talent with opportunities.
V3D, Brazil
V3D is a company specialized in research and development of solutions on image analisys and 3D visualization. It has partnerships in research, development, and technological transfer projects with various universities. Our team has a strong academic formation and large experience in the industry. V3D aims for challenging projects and levereges on the experience of it’s professionals to develop custom solutions acoording to the client and partner’s needs. 

 

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