Susan Graham, winner of the Singularity University's Global Impact Competition for Australia/New Zealand giving her a scholarship their Graduate Studies Programme (GSP), June-August 2014 worth $30,000. Susan won the competition, on behalf of a team of students from several departments within the University of Oxford, with her pitch of planting one billion trees each year using unmanned aerial vehicles. There she teamed up with other members of the GSP to create the project Peared. Click here for more details on her activities at the GSP.
Sentimoto, made up of Lisa Stroux, Alessandro Guazzi, Tasas Papastylianou, Maxim Osipov, was awarded Innovation of the Year 2014 from Wolfson Innovate, with a prize of mentorship and funding of £5,000. Their invention, a wearable, wrist-worn sensing device, designed for older people, that monitors physiological and environmental data to allow older people and their carers to manage their health better and to help care-givers quantify the effect of the care provided.
OhmCare, made up of João Domingos, Carlos Arteta, Mauro Santos, Marco Pimentel and Mohammad Ali Maraci was Highly Commended at the 2014 Wolfson Innovate competition. OhmCare seeks to make available a package, including smartphone-based sensors and evidence-based decision support tools, by offering these to local primary care providers on a subscription based model to allow them to expand their offerings to include screening and management for common non-communicable diseases (CVD, diabetes and Chronic Airways Disease).
Maxim Osipov was awarded the Oxford Entrepreneurs Tata Idea Idol prize (£10,000) in March 2011. Maxim’s proposed start-up company Flexibity concerns creating smart wireless sensors to track the health of children or elderly parents, check the safety of a house and send all this information to a mobile.