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Final Pitch 2019
Date: December 14 (Sat), 13:00-17:30
Place: Global Village Community Center, 2F
Appropriate Technology Final Pitch will be held on December 14 (Saturday). This year, students from the Ph.D. Program in Human Biology (HBP) and Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences have teamed-up to develop technologies to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They have tackled a wide variety of issues like infectious diseases, food loss, sustainable agriculture, and the environment. They will be sharing the story of their prototype and its business potential. See you there!
Engr. Felix Ipanaque
Engr. Ipañaque is one of the Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs in Peru as CEO and founder of PickApp (sold to FedEx). He is passionate about digital entrepreneurship and technology innovation for sustainable development. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering and obtains his MBA at Universidad de Los Andes. His specializations are process design, lean startup, business model design, sales, and marketing. He is currently developing his next start-up in Japan.
Prof. Midori Matsushima
Prof. Matsushima specializes in Health Economics, Public Health, Policy Evaluation, and Development. Her works focus on the social aspects of development and its impact on the quality of life. She wrote a book about the “Empirical Studies on Social Determinants of Health and Well-being,” and her studies target both the developed and developing countries . Recently she has also been investigating the factors of mental health (especially on elderly people) and work-life balance.
Prof. Tofael Ahamed
Prof. Tofael is a faculty member of Life and Environmental Sciences and in the Doctoral Program in Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development. His lab focuses in using machine learning systems for autonomous agricultural machinery and sensing system. This includes technologies like GIS remote sensing for precision agriculture and Internet of Things (IoT). His motivation is that through agriculture, we can achieve the Global Society 5.0 and SDGs.