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2016

The winner of the 2016 Social Innovation Relay Global Final "Oculus" from Romania. "Oculus" helps the visually impaired to become more independent in their movement. The Oculus device relays information on the distances to nearby objects and can offer alternative trajectories to the user. The device also contains an infrared sensor measuring the surface temperature of objects. The device will increase the safety and well-being of the visually impaired.

After qualifying in their national country, the team went on to the Global final where they competed for the title against students from 9 countries around the world: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Japan, The Netherlands, Singapore, Slovakia and Spain. Discover all the 2016 Finalists here.

The Global Final took place online, with the following Jury:

  • Fleur Hudig, Head of Corporate Citizenship, NN Group
  • Dafni Kaloudi, Brand Communication Specialist, NN Greece 
  • Hatsuko Takei, Senior Manager, PR & Communications Team 
  • Ana Alonso Dopazo, HR, NN Spain
  • Manuel Zaera, NN Spain 
  • Eva Paunova, Member of the European Parliament
  • Lars Johansson-Kjellerød, Founder & CEO, Unicus (social entrepreneur)
  • Vivian Lau, CEO, JA Asia Pacific

 

2015

The winner of the 2015 Social Innovation Relay Global Final "Catalysts for change" from Singapore. "Catalysts for Change" presented their job-matching service HopJob, which aims to promote social inclusion and livelihood development. The service helps to tackle unemployment issues such as imperfect knowledge and skills mismatch.

After qualifying in their national country, the team went on to the Global final where they competed for the title against students from 7 countries around the world: Bulgaria, China, The Netherlands, Romania, Singapore and Spain. Discover all the 2015 Finalists here.

The Global Final took place online, with the following Jury:

  • Fleur Hudig (Head Corporate Citizenship, NN Group)
  • Jeanette Weisschuh (Director Economic Progress, Corporate Affairs, HP)
  • Hannah Grainger Clemson (Policy Officer – e-Twinning, School Education, Erasmus+ Exploitation of Results, European Commission)
  • Samuel Lim (Head of Macro Real Money and Official Institutions Sales , Barclays, Singapore)
  • Delfino Eugenio (Project Manager, European Commission – Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency)
  • Anna Yonkova (Head of Marketing, Training and Customer Care, NN Bulgaria)
  • Vidhya Sampath (Director External Relations Europe, Tata Consultancy Services).

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