As we have announced earlier this month, applicants from the CEE countries were invited to apply to GIC (Global Impact Competitions) 2016 in the CEE region on the regional website.

We have reached out to organizers and found out that most applications came from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland. The selection process took 11 hours to get to the shortlist of applicants that will be invited to attend the regional final, said David Trayford, Team Project Coach at Singularity University and one of the people coordinating the selection process in the CEE region.

This year’s applications were very high quality and the finalists have already started the pre-event coaching and preparation. The 7 finalists are:

Mircea Popa, Romania, Skinvision, skin cancer melanoma detection app
Nina Sesto, Croatia, portable 12-lead ECG device
Adrian Muresan, Romania, automatic aquaponics system
Daniel G. Német, Hungary, Ususty, making waste smart and sexy
Anna Wojdecka, Poland, Lumo, real-time graphic reader for visually impaired
Atanas Bogoev, Bulgaria, DiASSIST, smart solution for daily diabetes issues
Chris Wachlawek, Poland, advancing IoT for social good

The regional final will take place on April 14th in Budapest and you can register here if you want to attend the free event. The winner will receive a sponsorship worth USD 30.000 to participate in the Global Solutions Program (GSP) in Summer 2016. The sponsorship covers all tuition and lodging costs.

Singularity University (SU), is an organisation based at the NASA Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. The University is a central destination for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, executives and government officials. SU’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower bright minds to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.


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