Third Prize 3,500 Euros
Water is essential for life. Each year, two million people die from waterborne disease, such as. diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery and billions more suffer illness – most are children under the age of five. But much of this ill-health and suffering is preventable. At CySilicoTech Research Ltd, it is our dream to provide a simple water disinfection and purification technology to low-income countries, which utilizes solar-UV energy. Through intensive research over the last year we have accumulated the necessary fundamental knowledge and built an inexpensive prototype that can purify drinking water for communities that lack electricity, but can also be applied to any water tank that has the potential of microbiological growth. Our proof-of-principle prototype can clean 60L of drinking water on a sunny day which is the average daily consumption of 35 people. We are currently in the process of acquiring a patent for this technology in order to obtain capital fund. At CySilicoTech it is our believe that we can help through technological innovation other people that may not be as lucky as we are.
Date: April 14, 2015