Deadline Extended to 30th May! 2nd Annual SanTech Hackathon! Seeking innovations on flood-proof toilet design

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Apply for 2nd Annual SanTech Hackathon! Seeking innovations on flood-proof toilet design

The challenge
During rainy seasons, ground water tables rise. This may lead to flooding/waterlogging destructive to sanitation infrastructure. Sludge
from pit latrines gets mixed with and contaminates ground and surface water (used for household consumption and agricultural activities) at great expense to public health. In addition, the following problems have been identified which make toilets expensive and unsustainable, especially for the rural poor:
  • High cost of emptying, high fill-up rate due to infiltration of the ground water to the pit causing premature need for pit emptying.
  • Substructure damage due to water level fluctuation.
  • Frequent requirement for some retrofitting/maintenance after each flood.
  • High need for toilets during flooding (when open defecation practice is not possible).
What are we looking for? 
  •  Innovations suitable for high-water table areas (ground water table 1m below the ground) & flooded/water-logged (max. 0.6m above the ground). 
  • Improvements on existing systems or completely new ideas, created through: novel design, choice of materials, new processes, and/or any other component that can be applied situation detailed above.
  • Innovations must address all components of the toilet and its functionality (user interface), collection, and safe storage/treatment.
How to enter:
Prepare your application with:
    1. The application form (Annex 1)
    2. Supporting materials including:
      1. 2 videos (landscape format) of: 60 seconds footage of your innovation in action and 60 seconds interview style explaining how the
        innovation works.
      2. 3 photos
    3. Submit your application and supporting materials (before 30 April) at this link .
    4. Let us know you completed the application! Follow FINISH Mondial on social media and tag us in a post with #FINISHMondial and why we need to
      come together to address the #floodprooftoilet.
Who can enter:
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. You can apply as an individual or as part of the group (Research institution,
academic institution, NGO, or entrepreneur). Participants with technical experience on toilet construction are encouraged to apply.

Judging:
Panels will select finalists and winners based on:
  1. How novel is your idea? (20% of score)
  2. How does your idea address the challenge? Is your idea appropriate for the high ground water table and flood-prone areas? (40% of score)
  3. How technically feasible is your design, and how easy it would be to implement and scale? (20% of score)
  4. How cost-effective is your idea? (20% of score
Prize:
As winners you will win prize money and chance to implement your innovation on the field.
  1. First prize: €3,000 + implementation of your solution in one of the FINISH Mondial countries
  2. Second prize: €2,000
  3. Third prize: €1,000
  4. Audience favourite (live voting during virtual event): €1,000
Important dates 
1. Contest launch: 23 March 2021 
2. Lastdate for submission: 30 April 2021 23:59 CET 
3. Live virtual event & winners’ announcement: 16 June 2021

Find more details information here: Santech hackathon 2021
Any questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Re: 2nd Annual SanTech Hackaton: Call for Innovation on Toilet Design for Flood-prone Areas. Submission deadline - 30th April

Do you have innovation on sanitation for flood-prone areas!  Join the 2nd Annual SanTech Hackathon and the Prize!

The challenge
During rainy seasons, ground water tables rise. This maylead to flooding/waterlogging destructive to sanitation infrastructure. Sludge from pit latrines gets mixed with and contaminates ground and surface water (used for household consumption and agricultural activities) at great expense to public health.
 
What we are looking for?
  • Innovations suitable for high-water table areas (ground water table 1m below the ground) & flooded/water-logged (max. 0.6m above the ground).
  • Improvements on existing systems or completely new ideas, created through: novel design, choice of materials, new processes, and/or any other component that can be applied situation detailed above.
  • Innovations must address all components of the toilet and its functionality (user interface), collection, and safe storage/treatment. 
How to enter
Prepare your application with:
  1. The application form (Annex 1)
  2. Supporting materials including: 2 videos (landscape format) of 60 seconds footage of your innovation in action and 60 seconds interview style explaining how the innovation works, and 3 photos
  3. Submit your application and supporting materials (before 30 April) at this link .
  4. Let us know you completed the application! Follow FINISH Mondial on social media and tag us in a post with #FINISHMondial and why we need to come together to address the #floodprooftoilet.
Who can enter
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. You can apply as an individual or as part of the group (Research institution, academic institution, NGO, or entrepreneur). Participants with technical experience on toilet construction are encouraged to apply.

Prize
As winners you will win prize money and chance to implement your innovation on the field.
  • First prize: €3,000 + implementation of your solution in one of the FINISH Mondial countries
  • Second prize: €2,000
  • Third prize: €1,000
  • Audience favourite (live voting during virtual event): €1,000
Important dates:
  • Contest launch 22 March 2021
  • Last date for submission 30 April 2021 23:59 CET
  • Live virtual event &winners’ announcement 16 June 2021
 
Find more details here: https://finishmondial.org/santech-hackathon-2021/
 
Any questions?
Contact us at finishmondialtechnical@waste.nl
 
 
 
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Re: Deadline Extended to 30th May! 2nd Annual SanTech Hackathon! Seeking innovations on flood-proof toilet design

The challenge
During rainy seasons, ground water tables rise. This may lead to flooding/waterlogging destructive to sanitation infrastructure. Sludge from pit latrines gets mixed with and contaminates ground and surface water (used for household consumption and agricultural activities) at great expense to public health. In addition, the following problems have been identified which make toilets expensive and unsustainable, especially for the rural poor:
  • High cost of emptying, high fill-up rate due to infiltration of the ground water to the pit causing premature need for pit emptying.
  • Substructure damage due to water level fluctuation.
  • Frequent requirement for some retrofitting/maintenance after each flood.
  • High need for toilets during flooding (when open defecation practice is not possible).
What are we looking for? 
  •  Innovations suitable for high-water table areas (ground water table 1m below the ground) & flooded/water-logged (max. 0.6m above the ground). 
  • Improvements on existing systems or completely new ideas, created through: novel design, choice of materials, new processes, and/or any other component that can be applied situation detailed above.
  • Innovations must address all components of the toilet and its functionality (user interface), collection, and safe storage/treatment.
How to enter:
Prepare your application with:
    1. The application form (Annex 1)
    2. Submit your application and supporting materials (before 30 May) at this link .
Who can enter:
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. You can apply as an individual or as part of the group (Research institution,
academic institution, NGO, or entrepreneur). Participants with technical experience on toilet construction are encouraged to apply.

Judging:
Panels will select finalists and winners based on:
  1. How novel is your idea? (20% of score)
  2. How does your idea address the challenge? Is your idea appropriate for the high ground water table and flood-prone areas? (40% of score)
  3. How technically feasible is your design, and how easy it would be to implement and scale? (20% of score)
  4. How cost-effective is your idea? (20% of score
Prize:
As winners you will win prize money and chance to implement your innovation on the field.
  1. First prize: €3,000 + implementation of your solution in one of the FINISH Mondial countries
  2. Second prize: €2,000
  3. Third prize: €1,000
  4. Audience favourite (live voting during virtual event): €1,000
Important dates 
1. Contest launch: 23 March 2021 
2. Last date for submission: 30 May 2021 (Updated) 23:59 CET 
3. Live virtual event & winners’ announcement: 21  July 2021

Find more details information here: Santech hackathon 2021
Any questions? Contact us at finishmondialtechnical@waste.nl
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Re: 2nd Annual SanTech Hackathon! Seeking innovations on flood-proof toilet design!

Reminder: 

The challenge

During rainy seasons, ground water tables rise. This may lead to
flooding/waterlogging destructive to sanitation infrastructure. Sludge
from pit latrines gets mixed with and contaminates ground and surface
water (used for household consumption and agricultural activities) at
great expense to public health. In addition, the following problems have
been identified which make toilets expensive and unsustainable,
especially for the rural poor:
  • High cost of emptying, high fill-up rate due to infiltration of the ground water to the pit causing premature need for pit emptying.
  • Substructure damage due to water level fluctuation.
  • Frequent requirement for some retrofitting/maintenance after each flood.
  • High need for toilets during flooding (when open defecation practice is not possible).
What are we looking for? 
  •  Innovations suitable for high-water table areas (ground water table 1m below the ground) & flooded/water-logged (max. 0.6m above the
    ground). 
  • Improvements on existing systems or completely new ideas, created through: novel design, choice of materials, new processes, and/or any
    other component that can be applied situation detailed above.
  • Innovations must address all components of the toilet and its functionality (user interface), collection, and safe storage/treatment.
How to enter:
Prepare your application with:
    1. The application form (Annex 1)
    2. Supporting materials including:
      1. 2 videos (landscape format) of: 60 seconds footage of your innovation in action and 60 seconds interview style explaining how the
        innovation works.
      2. 3 photos
    3. Submit your application and supporting materials (before 30 May) at this link .
Who can enter:
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. You can
apply as an individual or as part of the group (Research institution,
academic institution, NGO, or entrepreneur). Participants with technical
experience on toilet construction are encouraged to apply.

Judging:
Panels will select finalists and winners based on:
  1. How novel is your idea? (20% of score)
  2. How does your idea address the challenge? Is your idea appropriate for the high ground water table and flood-prone areas? (40% of score)
  3. How technically feasible is your design, and how easy it would be to implement and scale? (20% of score)
  4. How cost-effective is your idea? (20% of score
Prize:
As winners you will win prize money and chance to implement your innovation on the field.
  1. First prize: €3,000 + implementation of your solution in one of the FINISH Mondial countries
  2. Second prize: €2,000
  3. Third prize: €1,000
  4. Audience favourite (live voting during virtual event): €1,000
Important dates 
1. Contest launch: 23 March 2021 
2. Last date for submission: 30 May 2021 (Updated) 23:59 CET 
3. Live virtual event & winners’ announcement: 21  July 2021

Find more details information here: Santech hackathon 2021
Any questions? Contact us at finishmondialtechnical@waste.nl
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