WINNERS & FINALISTS

LAAVA TECH WON THE FOURTH EDITION OF UNIVERSITY STARTUP WORLD CUP AND THE PRODUCTS & DESIGN CATEGORY!

 

Products & Design

Laava Tech – Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Laava Tech develops artificial lighting systems for greenhouse operators to decrease energy consumption and increase yield. We have developed a combination of hardware and software, which gives each and every plant the perfect growing conditions.

With our proprietary software we are able to decrease energy consumption by 3 to 10 times compared to current systems as well as increase quality and quantity of yield by 10-20%. We offer a monthly subscription service where we provide access to our hardware, software and database of the optimized growing conditions.

 

CATEGORY WINNERS

 

GreenTech

Sunthetics – New York University, United States of America

Sunthetics provides an alternative path to manufacture a chemical intermediate for nylon that is emission-free, more efficient, and cost-effective. There are current shortages in nylon intermediates due to increasing demand, complex reactions, and production interruptions. In consequence, there is an opportunity to significantly improve the chemical manufacturing industry with better, more sustainable and modern technology.

Sunthetics offers a solar-powered reactor that uses 50% less energy, less raw material, and produces less waste, while removing 20% of carbon emissions from the entire manufacturing process.

FinTech, AI, ICT

ImagiCase – Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

imagiCase is working to inspire the next generation of female technologists and increase the proportion of women studying and working in the STEM fields. imagiCase started as a research project where we co-created ideas with young girls. We learned that self expression is extremely important to teenagers, as well as their cell phones.

This is how the idea of imagiCase was born: it is a phone case with embedded LED lights that can be programmed to display any text, design or color through programming with the imagiCase mobile platform. The platform also provides tutorials of coding concepts guiding the user through the journey of learning to code in a gamified way. It also fosters an online community through the possibility of sharing one’s creations on a design feed

Health

VulCur MedTech – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

VulCur MedTech is a medical device development company focusing on wound healing, using a novel combination of existing technologies. Our method of treatment uses laser technology to kill bacteria within wounds, which is a treatment breakthrough.

Service Innovation

Choose Your Future – University of Turku, Finland

Choose Your Future is helping people (such as refugees, students and employees) find the best place to live and integrate them to their new home cities. Our award-winning digital tools enhance different stages of integration processes resulting in a better well-being and reducing costs of various organizations such as universities, cities and companies who are responsible for these new citizens.

NextGen Logistics

Tekuma – University of Technology Sydney & Macquarie University, Australia

Drones, robots and other devices have been revolutionised over the last 80 years but the two-joystick control interface has not. Tekuma has built a one-handed six-degrees-of-freedom tactile controller that is intuitive, universal and robust. It reduces the time, cost and personnel required to get the job done.

Testing through Michael’s mechatronics honours thesis has found it reduces the learning curve for new users and increases user confidence. We’ve tested it with over 600 users with drones but our controller also works with robots, submarines, rovers and other devices. We want to improve the way humans interact with technology.

PARTICIPANTS

MEET ALL THE UNIVERSITY STARTUP WORLD CUP 2018 FINALISTS!

 

3Cular

Estonia

  • Eco-innovative 3-D printing giving wood waste new value

Cellugy

Denmark

  • Flexible Biopackaging Protects Both Product and Planet

iBreathe

United Kingdom

  • Eco-Sustainability, Health, Awareness, Commitment, Community, Responsible Behaviour

Octarine Bio

Denmark

  • Sustainable production of high-value bio-active dermatological ingredients

Oxygen

Lithuania

  • We have reinvented ventilation

Polynovo Biotech

China

  • High value straw fermentation platform

Shengneng Power Plant Resource Recycling Team

China

  • Green and Environmental Protection

Sunthetics

United States of America

  • Sunthetics offers cost-effective, solar-powered, efficient nylon manufacturing

ZUS BeeOtics

Croatia

  • Probiotics for Bees

GO ARGuide

Iceland

  • Augmented reality tour guide for your phone

Heartstrings

Sweden

  • Heartstrings is the world’s first clinically-validated technology that uses AI for screening and early diagnosis of heart disease

iMagiCase

Sweden

  • Programming education made appealing for girls

Prostec

Croatia

  • We provide best quality management for farms

Trusteed

Serbia

  • Using data science to grow influencers’ businesses

Yellow Card Financial

United States of America

  • Cryptocurrency exchange for the cash market

Yep Sarl-S

Luxembourg

  • Revolutionary Cross Platform App Engine

4people

Romania

  • Smart chair sleeve for better posture

Emblo TS

Greece

  • IoT systems for construction industry

FoodBioPack

Ukraine

  • Innovative technology of compostable materials

Inniti

Denmark

  • Flow control made simple

Laava Tech

Estonia

  • Smart, energy-saving lighting systems for greenhouses

Lupinta

Sweden

  • Lupinta: an innovative, sustainable alternative for soy-products

Nihax Sensible

Denmark

  • Smartphone enabled water and air quality measurements

Shanjirensi’ —Hidden Treasure in ‘the South of Colorful Clouds

China

  • New Jewelry with Oriental Symbol

SpeakEasy

Germany

  • All-in-One Gin & Tonic Tasting Box

Vibration Mill

Ukraine

  • Change before you have to

BreatheSuite

Canada

  • Inhaler Technique Training Add-On

Embolin

Ukraine

  • Hight quality low price embolic agent

GoodVibe Medical

United States of America

  • Wearable meal assistance devices for neuromuscular diseases

Loro

United States of America

  • Loro is a platform for providing a smart companion for wheelchair users.

MoTrack Therapy

United States of America

  • Revolutionizing physical therapy through real-time corrective feedback

Nevaro

Portugal

  • Connecting VR and neurosciences for phobia treatment

S-Case

Slovakia

  • Make a world healthier with “little” helper

Sehat Labs

Denmark

  • Thea – Connecting home and hospital

StrydeTech

Ireland

  • A Mobility Device Assisting the Sit-to-Stand Motion

TresActio

Denmark, Slovakia, Russia & United States of America

  • Novel control system for early bioprocess development

VitaSim

Denmark

  • Revolutionizing medical education using virtual reality

VulCur MedTech

Denmark

  • Medical device for treatment of chronic wounds

XVision

Romania

  • Automated X-ray Analysis Tool

Choose Your Future

Finland

  • Everyone should feel at home!

Famousgadget LDA

Portugal

  • TOP helps startups solving project management problems

GoldenMe

Germany

  • From Loneliness to Goldeness

Homecooked INC

United States of America

  • Social dining app for homecooked dinner experiences

Incput

Finland

  • We are making it easier for startup founders to turn their dreams into a sustainable reality

Lifi

Singapore

  • Community-Engagement One Item At a Time

Nearfit

India

  • Aggregator of fitness centers

OWAY

Ukraine

  • Sharing economy express delivery service

Bluebenu

Denmark

  • BlueBenu is developing a lead technology for converting plastic pollution and mixed waste into crude-oil, eco-fuels, and petrochemicals

Inspectite

Denmark

  • Inspectite is a company dedicated to making industrial inspection easier.

ISEAL Digital

Denmark

  • Digital seal integrity and access management, worldwide

Nucleus Technologies S.R.L

Romania

  • Smart Glasses for Industry 4.0

Tekuma

Australia

  • One-handed six-degrees-of-freedom control for any robot

Timey

Estonia

  • Timey produces smart best before indicator stickers

UAV Control Tower

Canada

  • Comprehensive flight management system for drones

Zeleros

Spain

  • Developing scalable and sustainable hyperloop transport systems