Top 5 finalists for the Ventures Industry Challenge

19 October 2020

Over the past six-weeks, UQ students from different disciplines have come together to develop a solution to the problems and opportunities surrounding water scarcity for the inaugural Ventures Industry Challenge.

In partnership with WaterStart, a not-for-profit water innovation agency, the Ventures Industry Challenge provided students with the opportunity to connect and network with industry-experienced experts and resources to bring their ideas to fruition.

The top 5 teams will pitch their solutions live at the Ventures Annual Showcase, 22 October, and compete for multiple prizes worth $15,000

Watch Dr Jessica Gallagher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship) announce the five finalist teams.

The top 5 finalists (in no particular order):

Advanced Water Treatment Team – with a mobile application including cloud calculations, local and global comparisons and environmental protection messaging.

Water Is Life – circular economies around duckweed.

Team Sol – and the raindrop in-house smart water meters and application that enable customised water plans with community engagement and support.

Droplets Cloud Monet – with a novel way to save water in backyard swimming pools; and

Watech – who aim to help the community to know your water better through water quality detection sensors.

Ventures Annual Showcase

View the livestream recording over on the Ventures YouTube channel as the top 5 finalists pitched live at the 2020 Ventures Annual Showcase event. Our judging panel of industry experts selected the winning teams that were awarded multiple prizes worth $15,000!