February 2018, London
UAVAid co-founder Daniel Ronen was delighted to support a post graduate student group on their EMBA project (2017-2018) for the Hult Prize global competition, for which they proposed the use of UAV’s to enhance agriculture productivity in Nigeria.
The students were working on the project as part of their second year studies of the prestigious Global Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), based at the London campus of Hult International Business School.
The students were Tasos Kostrivas, Maria Mayer, Mary Anyankpele and Anna Zvolikevych.
‘It was a pleasure to work of these students and be able to host them at London’s Royal Aeronautical Society. They need to be congratulated for their vision and ambition in creating such a strong project.’ commented Daniel, ‘They put together a powerful concept proposal and I wish them the very best for the remainder of their studies and subsequent careers’.
Summary from the project presentation:
” Hult Prize is a global competition launched in 2009 to deliver entrepreneurial solutions to
world’s most crucial challenges. In 2017 more than 1000 schools all over the world were
represented with more than 50’000 teams competing. Only six teams will be selected globally,
they will be trained during summer and then will compete on the premises of the UN Head
Quarters in New York in September 2018. Just one team will be selected and will receive
$1’000’000 of seed capital to finance its project.
Hult Prize is linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Hult Prize Challenge for 2018 is
“Transform. Harnessing the Power of Energy to Transform Lives of 10 Million People”.
The Challenge includes six dimensions to map energy transformation: connectivity, mobility,
farming, water, pathways and education.
Our team was competing in the internal campus selection process with a project to address
the challenge of “Farming, Food and Agriculture”. Although this project was not selected to re
present the London Campus in the regional competition in March 2018, we believe it has a
potential both for entrepreneurial and humanitarian considerations.
This project focuses on Goal 2 “Zero Hunger” with the aim to create a scalable sustainable
solution with social impact which could benefit 10 million people by 2025. The focus of the
project is on ”Innovating how we grow food” (Hult Prize, 2018). “
The full presentation is available >here<
More details about the Hult Prize competition can be found by clicking on the logo: