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2021 ASME IShow USA Winners Announced

The international accelerator of hardware-led social innovation has supported and funded more than 160 startups across the world.

The ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) USA announced the winners for its hardware-based invention competition: Conservation X Labs, Project Prana, and JK Engineering, part of SelfChill cooperation.

Their innovations address issues ranging from wildlife conservation to medical treatment to sustainable ice production. The Sentinel, a software and hardware platform made by Conservation X Labs, increases the functionality and integration of tools used to monitor wildlife and their environment. Project Prana’s iSAVE (Individualized System for Augmenting Ventilator Efficacy) is an affordable and efficient ventilator that can support at least two patients simultaneously. The SolarIce Maker 50 from JK Engineering, part of SelfChill cooperation, is designed to be built and used in tropical climates to produce ice with the use of solar power.

The three winners were chosen from eight finalist teams of social innovators from North America, Europe, and Africa. They will be awarded $30,000 in seed grants and technical support to produce their inventions.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ISHOW annually connects individuals and organizations developing innovative products that create positive economic and social impact with experts and resources to gain access to industry networks and help market their products.

The ISHOW has supported and funded more than 160 startups from more than 28 countries that are inventing products to solve global challenges, and is supported by The Lemelson Foundation.

Read more about the 2021 ASME ISHOW USA winners here.

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