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En­rica Arena, italy

Arena’s com­pany de­vel­oped a process to cre­ate tex­tiles from citrus waste. (There are more than a mil­lion tons of citrus waste cre­ated each year in Italy.) (Orange Fiber, or­ange­fiber.it/en)

Petra Wad­ström, Swe­den

Wad­ström de­signed a por­ta­ble water con­tainer with a so­lar heat­ing system that uses nat­u­ral UV ra­di­a­tion to make con­tam­i­nated water drink­able with a few hours of sun­light. (Sol­vat­ten, sol­vat­ten.se)

Anna Balez, Bel­gium

Balez cre­ated a sub­scrip­tion ser­vice that allows families to re­ceive and ex­change cloth­ing for chil­dren. (Tale Me, taleme.be)

Rose Wang, USA

Wang and her team cre­ated “chirps”—chips made from cricket flour—to com­bat green­house-gas emis­sions cre­ated by the live­stock in­dus­try. “That in­dus­try ac­counts for 18 per­cent of all green­house-gas emis­sions, which is more than all forms of trans­porta­tion com­bined. Bugs pro­duce 1 per­cent of the car­bon emis­sions of cows.” (Six Foods, six­foods.com)

Char­lotte de Vil­morin, france

De Vil­morin, who lost the use of her legs and arms due to a child­hood neu­ro­mus­cu­lar dis­ease, launched a web­site that en­ables in­di­vid­u­als to rent, or rent out, their mo­bil­ity-en­hanced ve­hi­cles. (Wheeliz, wheeliz.com/en)

Neha Juneja, india

Juneja en­gi­neered por­ta­ble stoves to re­place tra­di­tional mud stoves (chul­has). These en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient units, which burn the same ma­te­rial as mud stoves, de­liver 65-per­cent fuel sav­ings and 70-per­cent smoke re­duc­tion. (Green­way Ap­pli­ances, green­way ap­pli­ances.com)

Zoe Pe­den, UK

Pe­den’s com­pany de­signed a lan­guage-de­vel­op­ment pro­gram for tablets that has helped more than 80,000 chil­dren and adults in the United King­dom with their com­mu­ni­ca­tion dif­fi­cul­ties. (In­sane Logic, in­sane­l­ogic.co.uk)

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