Winners announced! 

3rd Annual Sanitation Technology Hackathon on innovative ideas on smart public toilet designs. 

Our jury of international sanitation experts and our technical working group have selected the top 3 winners for their innovative ideas on smart public toilet designs. 

1st Place: S.M.I.L.E (Smart Maintenance Insight by Latrine End user), by Willem van Dijk and Allard Braakhuis from Netherlands.

The S.M.I.L.E team has won a prize money of €5,000 and the opportunity to implement their solution in one of the FINISH Mondial countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, India and Bangladesh). Their sanitation system consists of two parts: the device and the online environment. The device is a box that can be placed on the door of existing latrines. It is equipped with buttons that the user can press if they have a complaint about the latrine. The device can also register motion so one will know how many times the door is opened and the latrine is used. The online environment collects all the data from multiple devices and provides an overview of complaints and usage statistics for each latrine.

2nd Place: GARV Smart steel toilets, by Mayank Midha from India.

The GARV team won a prize money of €3,000 for their innovative and smart steel toilets that are loT enabled, portable, durable and maintained through automation. GARV smart sanitation hubs house smart steel toilets, bath facilities, drinking water facilities, laundry services and a business kiosk where basic health and hygiene products can be bought. These toilets are based on self-sustainable models.

3rd Place: KUZIMBA Smart toilets, by Lillian Kusiima from Uganda.

The Kuzimba team won a prize money of €2,000 for their innovative toilet design that is made of stainless steel with automated flushing and floor cleaning services. They are prefabricated and set up onsite. They are powered by solar panels and include a battery for saving extra power in case of insufficient power supply.



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