After the three-month virtual Reboot Camp that brought together 15 projects from three countries, Haquathon 2.0 (H20) has selected five projects to receive US$2,000 of seed funding.
H20 is a project of Save Philippine Seas (SPS), American Spaces Philippines, and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
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Carbon Add-ons is a climate-tech startup that strives to contribute to global action in climate crisis prevention, by providing one-stop climate solution platform and by empowering local communities with a plugin software app that enables users to offset the carbon footprint from online product/service purchases.
Fish Bombing Detection
This initiative is a proposed solution is to develop a prototype system that uses microcontrollers, low-cost hydrophones, machine learning, and localization algorithms to monitor for fish bombing activity and to triangulate its location and alert authorities in real-time.
V.O.R.T.Ex (Versatile and Off-shore Recyclable Turbine for Exergy)
The V.O.R.T.Ex envisions a technology a reality in the Philippines to provide sustainable power supply in households across the rural communities in the Philippines through a multi-purpose energy storage device that can be installed on off-grid remote areas in the Philippines.
Salain is a remote-controlled and solar-powered device in the form of a mini-boat that collects oil spills in the ocean. Its operation involves recovering the oil collected to be reused by the target community (e.g., for fueling the fishing boat of the local fishermen).
SALOM: Diving Into the Waters
is a website which aims to educate kids about marine life and dive into the concepts of conservation through animated stories and interactive quizzes. The website utilizes innovative strategies and is designed with creative features to provide virtual underwater experience and simplify complex concepts for the kids to grasp the lessons easily and put them into action.
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