In 2021, nearly 120 entries were received, of which a total of 9 were awarded: 8 in one of the three categories reflecting the challenges of our time – Digital Health, Digital Education, Our Planet and Sustainability – and a Special Employee Award. The award-winning projects include health monitoring systems, various digital education platforms and applications, but the Vodafone Foundation also awarded a solution to help with the underwater automatic robot and the digitization of agriculture.
In 2018, the Vodafone Foundation launched its digital innovation competition, the Vodafone Digital Award, with the aim of finding and rewarding digital solutions that offer solutions to an important societal challenge. The highly successful Vodafone Digital Award received a total of 120 entries in 2021 – from individuals, businesses and startups, as well as non-profit organizations. Of the three categories announced, Digital Education proved to be the most popular in 2021, followed by the Digital Health and Our Planet and Sustainability categories.
“Our new slogan and at the same time our defining spirit, Together we can, puts the emphasis on‘ we ’,‘ together ’, that human ambition and technology can do huge things together. The Vodafone Digital Prize, launched by the Vodafone Foundation, has been echoing this mentality for years: both the Foundation’s activities in general and the Vodafone Digital Prize serve the creation of a digital society, equal opportunities, all without burdening our environment or our environment. . Thanks to the Vodafone Digital Award, we have been watching with admiration for years what fantastic innovations the human mind can dream up and create through digitization that can improve the life of society or the individual. ”
He said Amanda nelson, CEO of Vodafone Hungary.
„Digitization is not a set of technologies, but a tool that can truly bring about change in a number of key areas, from sustainability to education. Creating a bridge between technology and application is not a simple task, it requires dedicated innovators. We are always happy to support initiatives to find and address innovators. The original, testable and feasible ideas of talented people can be embodied in products and services that improve the lives of all of us with the help of digitization. We can now talk about the Vodafone Digital Award as a creator of tradition, this time the recognition was given to the most interesting solutions that support society ”
He said Balázs Károly Solymár, Deputy State Secretary for Digitization, Ministry of Innovation and Technology.
“From the very beginning, it has been a very important aspect for us to respond to real and multi-faceted challenges through the Vodafone Digital Award. That is why, when listing the categories, we tried to reflect on the world around us and the problems of the present. Over the past year and a half, health, education and the environment around us have clearly stood out. These are the areas where there is the greatest need for social cohesion and help, and these are the areas where significant progress can now be made with digitalisation. ”
He said Dr. Orbán Anita in connection with the 2021 Vodafone Digital Award.
Digital Education category winners
A Digital Education In the category, the Vodafone Foundation was looking for applications that would make education easier and more efficient for students, teachers and, where appropriate, parents.
- place: Redmenta Nonprofit Kft. – Creator of a digital, self-improving worksheet
Redmenta is an existing web interface designed to enable educators to create digital, personalized worksheets for student development. With a self-improvement worksheet, teachers save a lot of time, giving them more opportunities to develop students ’individual skills.
- ranked by: Mongu Application Ltd. – Online security training application
The Mongu app is designed to educate 9-13 year olds about online safety. The app stretches a very topical theme, all based on experience-focused and playful materials.
- placed: SignAll Technologies Zrt. – Hungarian sign language teaching mobile application
The SignAll sign language teaching application, supported by artificial intelligence and image processing algorithms, is already operational in the USA and Canada, the applicants aim to create a free version of the app in Hungarian sign language. All this could help to promote sign language at home, and the information videos included in the application would support users in introducing deaf culture.
Digital Healthcare category winners
A Digital Healthcare category could include entries that contribute to the efficiency of healthcare through technology or to support the use of digital tools in the healthcare sector. Two awards were presented in this category.
- placed: Entremo Ltd. – Remote Patient Monitoring System
The IoT system developed by Entremo Kft. Is a remote patient monitoring system used in hospitals, which was triggered by the problem of the lack of hospital nurses in the epidemic situation. A measuring device placed on the patient’s wrist measures several parameters and transmits the data to staff 24 hours a day, making the work of nurses more efficient.
- placed: Overcoming Paralysis Foundation – Paralysis Diagnosis and Monitoring System
The project is a stroke prediction, monitoring system developed for medical use. The system transmits quantitative data, uses artificial intelligence to process the data and helps to quickly manage and predict stroke.
Our Planet and Sustainability category are award winners
In the Our Planet and Sustainability category, the Vodafone Foundation was looking for digital innovative solutions that will help protect our planet for posterity and encourage as much of society as possible to take action to protect our environment.
- placed by: HydroBot – Underwater automatic robot
The HydroBot underwater automatic robot is able to assess the condition of water reservoirs, pipes and pipelines, with the help of which it is possible to check the drinking water network, look for cracks and leaks, which can save a significant amount of water by detecting them in time.
- placed: Smapp Lab Ltd. – Digital Cotton Owl Butterfly Trap Network
The aim of Smapp Lab Kft. Is to provide real-time local reliable data to farmers during pest control, so that they can effectively combat insects with optimized spray application, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture.
- place: Rakun Kft. – Rotary Box Community
The aim of the project is to introduce a waste-free food packaging system that is also suitable for the circular economy, instead of the disposable packaging materials used in the catering industry for the delivery and delivery of food. Rakun boxes are made of stainless steel and provide drip-free closure, can be refilled hundreds of times, and guests can use them at any restaurant connected to the community.
The solution of Rakun Kft. Also won the Special Employee Award. Voted by Vodafone staff, the sustainability project is also in line with the company’s objectives, but with Vodafone’s professional help, it can achieve even greater success in the future. The special prize will be embraced by Vodafone’s mentoring team and will help with the implementation and further development of the project for half a year.
Source: technokrata by www.technokrata.hu.
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