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INNOVATE LAKE ERIE WATER DATA AND ENGINEERING HACKATHON FEBRUARY 23RD - MAY 3RD 2017

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WeTest

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Policy, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship

We were a part of the Water Innovation Lab in India organized my Waterlution in January 2017, and later, started working as a team. The workshop brought together young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs to build new relationships, accelerate knowledge sharing, build transferable leadership skills, and co-develop potential solutions to water challenges. We envision to connect water sensing tools to a smartphone interface to engage water drinkers in water management. We want the results of our work in India to be transferable to other place. We applyed our ideas to the Indian context developing a pilot with International Waters in Bangalore. We have established contact with local partners Akvo specialized in collaborative water monitoring and SACIWaters. We are part of two powerful research networks, IC IMPACTS and Water Youth Network. We are convinced that our work on collaborative water management will be integrated to the World Water Forum that will take place in March 2018 in Brazilia.

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WEL

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Psychology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Other, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

WEL Process Developed: The Method & Systems for Industrial Water Reclamation: With a goal to eradicate contamination and prevent environmental degradation, WEL created the first process for industrial wastewater reclamation. This transcendent solution was developed through extensive research in water technologies and natural resource management and as a result of defining the pain points and costs from wastewater production. Capable of handling industrial waste streams from start to finish, this system encompasses a closed loop platform of mechanical equipment, treatment components, piping, and instrumentation. It has the ability to lift contaminants, segregate waste discharge, manage solids, and treat water for direct reuse back into operations. Water profiles can be created with a purity as high as 18 megohms (above potable levels) and for an array of uses and industries. Water reclamation developed on this platform provides clean water and enables the ability to sustain an infinite water supply. Although this new process establishes a platform with defined technologies and industry specific requirements, components can also be brought in from outside developers. The most attractive results upon construction of this platform include process efficiencies, increased equipment life and functionality, and vast cost savings for both the end user and the environment. Cost and environmental savings are established through the system’s ability to eliminate contaminants, treat sludge for use in agriculture, and by recycling over 50% of all industrial process water. Government agencies such as sewage districts also benefit from this solution as it prevents the degradation of infrastructure (piping in particular) and reduces municipal treatment costs. Technology Developed: Software & Automation Wastewater Management & Facility Optimization Program: WEL Enterprise has also developed a software program that interfaces a facility’s existing equipment with our proposed wastewater platform (above). Specific data and analytics acquired throughout a facility’s operations are incorporated into the program to build a simulation of the reclamation project prior to construction. This initial simulation displays a package of results for two key factors: 1) As an operational visual of the equipment and process flows throughout facility; and 2) As an accurate calculator providing the real volumes and cost savings from having a wastewater reclamation system in place. These cost savings are then translated into a clear return on investment upon implementation. Furthermore, this software can be upgraded into an ongoing program that monitors and optimizes operations in real time for long-term facility and equipment management. Both the process and technology developed provide an outcome for global impact, preserving the long-term sustainability of our most important resource – Water.

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WaterSeed 7

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Focused, fluid, functional and fair. WS7 is where lo-tech, hi-tech, old school and innovation collide and resolve. WS7 is where the Jolly Green Giant, Booker T. Washington and McGyver collide. We are not competing…we are making the world a better place.

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SWEET Lab

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

Wayne State University Work Under Dr. Zhang

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Robot Missions

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design

Robot Missions is helping our planet with robots. We have developed a prototype 3d printed robot (about the size of a poodle) that collects tiny trash debris from shorelines. With a group of collaborators in Summer 2016, we embarked on 11 Field Tests around Toronto and Ottawa - including one with a NASA scientist in Pasadena, CA. In total, we collected 2.75kg of tiny trash debris, and engaging 188 participants. **We are looking for team members near Windsor for Eerie Hack!** - Environmentalists: shoreline debris & water pollution - Software developers: web - Community managers: local to Windsor area - Computer vision: embedded, most likely on a Pi3 or Beaglebone Black - Electronics engineer: power distribution & voltage regulation - Someone who knows how to waterproof stuff! (11.1V 5000mAh LiPo battery is at stake here) - Communications & documentation: photography & videos **Volunteers wanted for a Lake Eerie Field Test** Check out our Field Test on Lake Ontario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDx2st2oh44 For more info: http://robotmissions.org

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Purily

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology

Skills: Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Software Engineering

Purily is an initiative to connect residents, restaurants, and charities to promote water conservation. We do this tracking resident water usage and providing residents that sucessfully have lower water usage than their community with restaurant discounts or promotions. Lastly, we'd like to use a portion of our revenues to support water projects overseas through charities to promote water access. Our team is currently composed of four engineering students from the University of Michigan and are currently working on building a network and creating a usable website and app.

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P-Reduce

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for a way to reduce nutrient (mostly phosphorous) loading in lake Erie.

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Orbitist

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Orbitist uses multimedia production, data visualization, and web development to help people understand and explore the world. We aim to help engineering firms, governments, cities, and citizens communicate and engage with the general public around water and local environmental issues.

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Mizu

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Hydrology, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Connecting Communities to the Value Water - Natural resource museum giving the public interactive tours to learn about water resources and management

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LPWAN Sensors

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Systems Engineering

Our team is going to sense the nitrogen and phosphorus in the tributaries of the Lake. Track that data over time with scalability by location. Then educate the offenders that are involved in either polluting in general or over fertilizing their fields to maximize crop yield.

LEARN MORE

HydroTrekkies

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Hydrology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Leverage Cloud Computing, Big Data and IoT to create unique approaches to managing environmental challenges.

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H&F Foods

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, User Experience Design

H&F Foods is an online store that provides locally sourced organic meats and produce from Ontario farms, straight to your door. We hand-pick our farmers and ensure that every farm we partner with raises their animals without the use of hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. Our current products include 100% grass-fed Dexter beef and certified organic lamb. Our meats can be purchased online as single cuts, pre-packaged boxes or even custom tailored to fit your needs. You can choose to have your order shipped to your door or pick it up at our in-house location. Living and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle is just a few clicks away! www.hffoods.ca

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Fluence

City: Detroit

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, User Experience Design

Lon Johnson, Owner, Fluence. Thomas Nalian, Student Chayanon Sontidpanya, Student Lohendra Krishnakumar Chitra, Student

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FlowState

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Stuff

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ExtremeComms Lab

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

We carry out research on fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, data representation, transmission, and processing, single and multi-user wireless point-to-point and networked communications.

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BlueTeak

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship

To be completed

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#810H20 Works

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Toxicology

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our team is focusing on cultivating resilience in water infrastructure systems.Our teams consists of people with developers, coders,scientists, engineers, and business minded individuals. The goal is to create a solution for the water infrastructure system.

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Registration

Please check you Expertise

What Technical Skills do you have?

What Soft Skills do you have?

What programming languages do you know?

What Challenges interest you?

What City would you like to join a team in.

TEAMS

WeTest

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Policy, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship

We were a part of the Water Innovation Lab in India organized my Waterlution in January 2017, and later, started working as a team. The workshop brought together young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs to build new relationships, accelerate knowledge sharing, build transferable leadership skills, and co-develop potential solutions to water challenges. We envision to connect water sensing tools to a smartphone interface to engage water drinkers in water management. We want the results of our work in India to be transferable to other place. We applyed our ideas to the Indian context developing a pilot with International Waters in Bangalore. We have established contact with local partners Akvo specialized in collaborative water monitoring and SACIWaters. We are part of two powerful research networks, IC IMPACTS and Water Youth Network. We are convinced that our work on collaborative water management will be integrated to the World Water Forum that will take place in March 2018 in Brazilia.

LEARN MORE

WEL

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Psychology, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Other, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

WEL Process Developed: The Method & Systems for Industrial Water Reclamation: With a goal to eradicate contamination and prevent environmental degradation, WEL created the first process for industrial wastewater reclamation. This transcendent solution was developed through extensive research in water technologies and natural resource management and as a result of defining the pain points and costs from wastewater production. Capable of handling industrial waste streams from start to finish, this system encompasses a closed loop platform of mechanical equipment, treatment components, piping, and instrumentation. It has the ability to lift contaminants, segregate waste discharge, manage solids, and treat water for direct reuse back into operations. Water profiles can be created with a purity as high as 18 megohms (above potable levels) and for an array of uses and industries. Water reclamation developed on this platform provides clean water and enables the ability to sustain an infinite water supply. Although this new process establishes a platform with defined technologies and industry specific requirements, components can also be brought in from outside developers. The most attractive results upon construction of this platform include process efficiencies, increased equipment life and functionality, and vast cost savings for both the end user and the environment. Cost and environmental savings are established through the system’s ability to eliminate contaminants, treat sludge for use in agriculture, and by recycling over 50% of all industrial process water. Government agencies such as sewage districts also benefit from this solution as it prevents the degradation of infrastructure (piping in particular) and reduces municipal treatment costs. Technology Developed: Software & Automation Wastewater Management & Facility Optimization Program: WEL Enterprise has also developed a software program that interfaces a facility’s existing equipment with our proposed wastewater platform (above). Specific data and analytics acquired throughout a facility’s operations are incorporated into the program to build a simulation of the reclamation project prior to construction. This initial simulation displays a package of results for two key factors: 1) As an operational visual of the equipment and process flows throughout facility; and 2) As an accurate calculator providing the real volumes and cost savings from having a wastewater reclamation system in place. These cost savings are then translated into a clear return on investment upon implementation. Furthermore, this software can be upgraded into an ongoing program that monitors and optimizes operations in real time for long-term facility and equipment management. Both the process and technology developed provide an outcome for global impact, preserving the long-term sustainability of our most important resource – Water.

LEARN MORE

WaterSeed 7

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Ethics, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Focused, fluid, functional and fair. WS7 is where lo-tech, hi-tech, old school and innovation collide and resolve. WS7 is where the Jolly Green Giant, Booker T. Washington and McGyver collide. We are not competing…we are making the world a better place.

LEARN MORE

SWEET Lab

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

Wayne State University Work Under Dr. Zhang

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Robot Missions

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design

Robot Missions is helping our planet with robots. We have developed a prototype 3d printed robot (about the size of a poodle) that collects tiny trash debris from shorelines. With a group of collaborators in Summer 2016, we embarked on 11 Field Tests around Toronto and Ottawa - including one with a NASA scientist in Pasadena, CA. In total, we collected 2.75kg of tiny trash debris, and engaging 188 participants. **We are looking for team members near Windsor for Eerie Hack!** - Environmentalists: shoreline debris & water pollution - Software developers: web - Community managers: local to Windsor area - Computer vision: embedded, most likely on a Pi3 or Beaglebone Black - Electronics engineer: power distribution & voltage regulation - Someone who knows how to waterproof stuff! (11.1V 5000mAh LiPo battery is at stake here) - Communications & documentation: photography & videos **Volunteers wanted for a Lake Eerie Field Test** Check out our Field Test on Lake Ontario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDx2st2oh44 For more info: http://robotmissions.org

LEARN MORE

Purily

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology

Skills: Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, Software Engineering

Purily is an initiative to connect residents, restaurants, and charities to promote water conservation. We do this tracking resident water usage and providing residents that sucessfully have lower water usage than their community with restaurant discounts or promotions. Lastly, we'd like to use a portion of our revenues to support water projects overseas through charities to promote water access. Our team is currently composed of four engineering students from the University of Michigan and are currently working on building a network and creating a usable website and app.

LEARN MORE

P-Reduce

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for a way to reduce nutrient (mostly phosphorous) loading in lake Erie.

LEARN MORE

Orbitist

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Orbitist uses multimedia production, data visualization, and web development to help people understand and explore the world. We aim to help engineering firms, governments, cities, and citizens communicate and engage with the general public around water and local environmental issues.

LEARN MORE

Mizu

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Organizing, Hydrology, Other, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Connecting Communities to the Value Water - Natural resource museum giving the public interactive tours to learn about water resources and management

LEARN MORE

LPWAN Sensors

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Other

Skills: Entrepreneurship, Systems Engineering

Our team is going to sense the nitrogen and phosphorus in the tributaries of the Lake. Track that data over time with scalability by location. Then educate the offenders that are involved in either polluting in general or over fertilizing their fields to maximize crop yield.

LEARN MORE

HydroTrekkies

City: Cleveland

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Energy and Environment, Hydrology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Civil Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Product Design, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Leverage Cloud Computing, Big Data and IoT to create unique approaches to managing environmental challenges.

LEARN MORE

H&F Foods

City: Windsor

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Dredged Sediment Reuse, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Climatology, Ecological Economics, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science, Toxicology, Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Product Design, User Experience Design

H&F Foods is an online store that provides locally sourced organic meats and produce from Ontario farms, straight to your door. We hand-pick our farmers and ensure that every farm we partner with raises their animals without the use of hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. Our current products include 100% grass-fed Dexter beef and certified organic lamb. Our meats can be purchased online as single cuts, pre-packaged boxes or even custom tailored to fit your needs. You can choose to have your order shipped to your door or pick it up at our in-house location. Living and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle is just a few clicks away! www.hffoods.ca

LEARN MORE

Fluence

City: Detroit

Challenge: Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Economics, Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Finance, Environmental Organizing, Environmental Policy, Hydrology, Life Cycle Assessment, Soil Science

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, User Experience Design

Lon Johnson, Owner, Fluence. Thomas Nalian, Student Chayanon Sontidpanya, Student Lohendra Krishnakumar Chitra, Student

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FlowState

City: Detroit

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water

Areas of Expertise: Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Skills: Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Stuff

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ExtremeComms Lab

City: Buffalo

Challenge: Connecting Communities to the Value of Water, Harmful Algal Blooms, Legacy Pollution

Areas of Expertise: Ecological Engineering, Energy and Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

We carry out research on fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, data representation, transmission, and processing, single and multi-user wireless point-to-point and networked communications.

LEARN MORE

BlueTeak

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure, Harmful Algal Blooms

Areas of Expertise: Other

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship

To be completed

LEARN MORE

#810H20 Works

City: Detroit

Challenge: Aging Infrastructure

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Biology, Toxicology

Skills: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Software Engineering, User Experience Design, Web Design

Our team is focusing on cultivating resilience in water infrastructure systems.Our teams consists of people with developers, coders,scientists, engineers, and business minded individuals. The goal is to create a solution for the water infrastructure system.

LEARN MORE
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