“Osmose Evolution”, a project in favor of sustainable development and the production of drinking water was designated the first winner of this new edition.
Co-organized by the association Webcup and the French Tech Reunion, this 1st opus of the Startup Weekend
entirely dedicated to #Tech4good has achieved its objective: to see the emergence of projects whose activities
are based on a principle of sustainable development, according to the 17 criteria laid down by the UN. Defined as technology for the common good, Tech for Good aims to anticipate the negative impacts of the industrial and digital revolution, while continuing to improve our daily lives.
Osmose évolution, winning project
The event brought together more than 100 people, including 10 project leaders and 25 coaches for 54
hours of work, fun, coaching and stress. At the end of these 54 hours, a jury of experts had the difficult task of deciding between the ten projects that competed. Osmose évolution was thus designated the first winner of this 19th edition of Startup Weekend. Led by Gildas Kerneur, this project proposes a water recycling solution (pollution and salt) thanks to solar technology.
“Where you go you will find, thanks to this event I found the acceleration of my project,
a great deal of gratitude, competent partners like Sébastien who, for the record, was
winner also of the Webcup contest, 24 hours to develop a website. I really encourage
all the people who have an idea to participate in this event, it was incredible, and I am
all the more happy that I will be a father and will be able to leave a better world to the generations
future“Gildas testified with emotion.
Other winners announced
It is the Mamie Poule project by Vincent and Jade Pongérard that won the second place of the event. This is a project that proposes to restore social ties to the elderly, fighting against isolation through a delivery of meals made with local products
elaborated according to their biological needs and their taste.
The third prize was awarded to Benoit Raucy with his project Circular which proposes the creation of
the Reunion of the first structure which allows to collect the materials of the building sites of
deconstruction, in order to recondition them and resell them to the general public
The “coup de coeur” prize was awarded to Il était une (première) fois, by Murielle Cheung-ah-
Seung, and aims to educate young people about sexuality through educational games.
Finally, the People’s Choice Award, given by the participants themselves, went to the project Billes à
sculpter, led by Kinsley Aneke.
Accelerating sustainable and responsible projects
The Tech for Good movement is still relatively unknown in Reunion Island, and it is in this perspective that
that this first Startup Weekend with the theme Tech For Good was organized by
the Webcup association and the French Tech Réunion. The objective was to detect and accelerate citizen projects that integrate the fundamentals of Tech for Good and meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also establish ethical and inclusive governance, promote the distribution of wealth or implement a sustainable and responsible business model.
It should be noted that thanks to the commitment of partners such as the regional agency Nexa, the university
de la Réunion, Optimum, La BFC, Créalise, Lizine, Agence du simple au double, Gaspach.OI or
Still POC POC, this event could be almost free and at 1 euro symbolic. A
Reunion’s specificity since it is the only territory in the world where the entrance to this tech
and entrepreneurial spirit does not pay off.