Ten contestants to continue The Spindle Summer Labs

After jury selection, these ten teams will develop their ideas during the summer

agenda June 13, 2017

The jury was sharp, the participants on fire, but only ten ideas could continue The Spindle Summer Labs after their pitches on the 9th of June in Spring House.

The plans were diverse and ambitious: some big, some small. One idea will win The Spindle Innovation Award: Best Idea 2017, but all ten will join The Summer Labs. The Spindle is proud to support these ideas and bring them to the next level! These are the ideas the jury selected (in random order):

Can we use online data for offline impact? | Gabriela Terrazas, Luke Guilder and Bec Connelly: RNW
Explore ways to leverage our experience gathering, scraping and analysing online data we obtain from our digital platforms, to positively change people’s lives on the ground and in real time.

Change Gamers | Myrthe Lanting, Sophie Kiesouw, Samantha van den Bos: Co-nectar
A multi stakeholder game that brings NGOs and social enterprises together, focused on solving real-world issues and empowering stakeholders to collaborate in new ways.

Citizen Science for Sustainable Development | Selma Hilgersom, Uta Wehn and Kim Anema (Simavi & UNESCO-IHE)
All citizens around the world have the potential to be ‘citizen scientists’ and can safeguard their environment by participatory observations in monitoring water quality.

Gaming Back | George Weiss, Cecilia Hendrix: Radio La Benevolencija HTF
Designing scenes within online games played by right-wing- and jihadist extremists that subtly provoke them to reduce or change their aggressive behaviour.

Narrative Assessment | Margit van Wessel,  Wenny Ho and Bodille Arensman: Wageningen University, Hivos, Erasmus University
A new method for evaluating advocacy, centres on the collective construction and examination of stories with a Theory-of-Change approach.

SINIGNI | Yvo Hunink, Dirk van den Biggelaar and Rhythima Shinde
Increase energy access, democratise energy ownership and maintain sustainable development through a digital monitoring platform based on blockchain infrastructure.

Scale UP SkinApp Yolanda Jansen and Liesbeth Mieras: Leprastichting
A mobile app to help identify and treat skin diseases at peripheral level.

PEER | Saskia Geurtzen and Eefke Klok
An online platform that creates the opportunity for hands-on, pro-active volunteers in Europe to get in touch with development organizations in developing countries.

Wajenzi | Alain Nkurikiye, Nelly Kakunzi and Robert Koopman
A crowdfunding platform to promote migrant investment in SMES in the homeland.

ZINC | Toufic Alrjoula, Joaquim Pedro, Khalid Maliki
A decentralized application for Birth Notification & Registration through blockchain technology.


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