LATAM4WEF Innovations Programme // Article Series No. 4 : AiGROU wins Latam4WEF as top youth innovator for water, energy, and food security solutions
May 22 2023
This article was initially published on the Seedstars website on April 24th 2023. •
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, April 24, 2023 – The Latam4WEF Innovation Lab and Academy, a joint initiative by SAFEEM and Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme, successfully hosted its Matchmaking Demo Day and announced its winner AiGROU. This machine-learning platform helps farmers optimize water and energy usage. The program featured top technological solutions developed by young innovators from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia that aim to address the pressing challenges in water, energy, and food security (WEF) across the region. •
With over 100 registered attendees for both the live stream and onsite event, the Matchmaking Demo Day last March 30 highlighted the innovative solutions developed by the participating startups while providing opportunities for networking with key players in the climate-tech industry, including support organizations, financiers, and investors. This exposure helped expand business opportunities and visibility for young innovators.
Five selected teams were represented by 13 youth innovators who traveled from Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia to pitch their solutions and connect with key actors in climate tech in Mexico City. The participants were the following:
Geokeri (Mexico) – Specializes in developing geothermal projects through expert consulting services.
Nace Project (Peru) – Offers seawater desalination solutions for human and agricultural consumption.
AiGROU – (Colombia) – Provides a machine learning-driven platform for medium-sized farmers to optimize water and energy usage.
FWF or Future With Flies (Colombia) – Supplies agricultural producers with tech equipment to create circular economies by converting organic waste into protein.
LYNKS (Colombia) – Implements IOT/BI/Analytics to bring transparency, traceability, and intelligence to water resource management in agriculture and agro-industry.