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.
FACILITATORS / COORDINATORS
Marcelo Amorim Savi
Pedro Manuel Calas Lopes Pacheco
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE / MENTORS
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
Mariana Thereza Pereira Sant´Anna
Texas A&M video
TOP FIVE WINNING TEAMS
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
FINAL COMPETITION - WINNING TEAMS
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)
Second Place: HydroWhirl
University: Texas A&M University
Third Place: SuperSocials
University: Swansea University
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