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Invent for the Planet 2019 - The sun never sets on innovation

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Invent for the Planet: the sun never sets on innovation


Feb. 15-17, 2019


Invent for the Planet  -  The sun never sets on innovation.

For 48 hours, more than 600 college students from 25 universities around the world joined Texas A&M University virtually to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing the planet today. From water insecurity solutions to stopping the spread of disease and creating new technology for the classroom, this competition test the limits of creativity and resourcefulness. Will your idea help save lives and improve life on Earth? From Feb. 15–17, the sun won’t set on innovation.

About the Event




A 48 hours challenge of intensive engineering design experience considering planet impact subjects. Generating ideas that have the potential to change the world.

UFRJ and CEFET/RJ will participate together with a joint Brazilian team.






Marcelo Amorim Savi

Pedro Manuel Calas Lopes Pacheco



Ana Lucia Ferreira de Barros

Cristina Gomes de Souza

Dayse Haime Pastore

Luciana Loureiro da Silva Monteiro

Ricardo Alexandre Amar de Aguiar

Sergio de Almeida Oliveira



Eduardo Ogasawara (CEFET/RJ)

Fernando Duda (COPPE/UFRJ)

Fernando Sepulveda (COPPE/UFRJ)

Lavinia Borges (COPPE/UFRJ)

Marco Antonio Barbosa Braga (CEFET/RJ)

Sofiane Achiche (Polytechnique Montréal)



Heraldo Pimenta Borges Filho

Renan Rogick de Lima Moreira



Bruno Franco

Mariana Thereza Pereira Sant´Anna



Texas A&M video




 Top 5 winning teams #IFTP


Team Tupã from CEFET/RJ (Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca) and UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) was selected by external judges as one of the Global Top Five Teams from the first-place teams of 25 universities of 16 countries.  

Global Top Five Teams (IFTP 2019)


Check out the photos from CEFET/RJ-UFRJ teams:   Invent for the Planet 2019 - Fotos CEFET/RJ





The Global Top Five Teams participated in the Final Competition at Texas A&M University on April 23-24. Team Tupã from CEFET/RJ (Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca) and UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) won the first-place in Invent for the Planet 2019 Final Competition. The team from Brazil developed an innovative idea that could benefit millions of people with a vision impairment.




First Place: Team Tupa

University: Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET/RJ) and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) 

 6 teammates from Brazil hold a check that says $3,000 - 1st place winner


Second Place: HydroWhirl

University: Texas A&M University

The members of HydroWhirl pose for a photo with two judges and a check for $2,000.



Third Place: SuperSocials

University: Swansea University

Members of SuperSocials from Swansea University pose for a photo with two judges and a check for $1,000.



Check out more information and photos from the Final Competition in the Texas A&M website: IFTP 2019 - Winning Teams 


Check out Invent for the Planet 2019 video of CEFET/RJ and UFRJ Teams




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