Celebration for LoS Innovation Awards winners 2015
On March 10, 2016, Lions of Science held a mini celebration for the LoS Innovation Awards winners of 2015 to hand over the certificates of the LoS prizemoney sponsor the Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft (Freie Universität Berlin). The winners were finally rewarded with their prize money as promised during the LoS Awards celebration and thus were fully equipped for further progression of their projects and for unfolding their entrepreneurial potential.
The 2015 LoS Awards Challenge had five projects that qualified to the final stage of the challenge and out of the five, three of emerged top. Two of the projects, the UNICOMM kit by Marvin Ngesa and Bio-textile by Brenda Mareri tied on the first position and thus each project received 1500€ as prize money. The second runners up, HORAE smart irrigation by Steve Osumba, was awarded 500€. In addition to the prize money, the project owner of the UNICOMM kit, Marvin Ngesa also received a fully funded scholarship for intensive German language course. The prize money of 3500€ was fully funded by Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft (Freie Universität Berlin - Germany) who also gave certificates to the winners.
Besides the prize money, the winners will also receive mentorship programs, working space at the LoS Hub, recommendation from Lions of Science, attend beneficial seminars and workshop and general support and incubation for further assistance on the development of their projects.
Lions of Science is appreciative to the participants of the challenge, the jury, mentors, everyone who made the event a success and most importantly to our partners who helped with the organization and funding of the event. Thank you all for helping LoS support young creative minds with their innovations.