Makerere University Students win Ugshs 300m to Champion Climate Change

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One of the Vepox Filter co- Innovator

VEPOX, a team of Five Makerere University students from the College of Engineering Design Art and Technology have won a Euros75,000 (UGX 300million) grant in the Climate Launchpad Global competitions.

Having emerged second in the national competitions held on 26th September 2019, members of the VepoX Filter didnt give up and went on to represent Uganda, first in the regional challenge in Nairobi and later to Amsterdam, Netherlands for the global competitions on November 14 and 15, 2019.

Vepox filter is a water filtration technology that uses activated Carbon and Functionalized sand in order to make water from surface water sources portable for drinking especially in rural areas.

The VEPOX is among the lucky 16 groups that were selected from 130 teams into the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator program, with each group walking home with money amounting to Euros75,000.

Other teams are listed on the screen below. 

A screen showing the final 16 selected from a pool of 130 teams that were entered into the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator program, where each is to receive up to Euros75,000. Congratulations Vapox Filter! Photo credit: @FilterVapo
Photo credit: @FilterVapo

Wet Technik team, another of Makerere CEDAT product also emerged among the best three groups that made it from national to Regional challenge.

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