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The Falling Walls Lab Johannesburg announced its winner

On 30 September 2016 the Falling Walls Lab Johannesburg set the stage for inspiring ideas.

The event was hosted by A.T. Kearney and invited outstanding talents and innovative thinkers to showcase their research projects, business models and social intiatives - in 3 minutes each. 

A high-calibre jury selected the most intriguing presentation based on its breakthrough factor, impact and structure.

The winner of the Johannesburg Lab will travel to the Falling Walls Lab Finale on 8 November and pitch amongst the winners of all international Falling Walls Labs. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference which takes place on 9 November and brings together leaders from the worlds of science, business and policy-making. 

 

Meet the winner:

Chiedza Kambasha     Zimbabwe     Ignite Africa     Breaking the Wall of Technology in Healthcare: Africa

A shortage of biological organ donors for minor surgery has increased complications and raised deaths to 1 in 5 per day, dying due to lack of technology to address the problem. Chiedza presented on 3D printed human organs using a 3D bio-printer, which can produce minor organs like bladder, valves, kidneys and skin grafts for burns and domestic violence victims.

 

Meet the jury:

Willem Plaizier (Chairman), Managing Partner, A. T. Kearney

Raelene Rorke, Co-founder, SpringAGE

Martin Ndlovu, Founder and Operations Manager, Sky Hub

Chipo Mushwana, Head of Ecosystem and Development, AlphaCode

Shona McDonald, Founder, ShonaQuip

Tsikwe Molobye, Managing Director, Stimela Brewing Company

 

Chiedza Kambasha, winner of the Johannesburg Lab and Wim Plaizier of A.T. Kearney.

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