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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

$1 Million USD in Prizes

Calling All #TechForGood Startups

How can your early-stage innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?

WaterScope

WaterScope, enabling simple, rapid bacterial testing for drinking water

waterscope.org

 

Globally, over 2.2 billion people lack access to a safe water source in which more than 2000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases. Existing field testing methods are complex, prone to error, and slow. WaterScope is developing a rapid, simple, digital, bacterial testing kit to enable anyone to conduct a test in any location. The WaterScope kit consists of a disposable cartridge to allow for easy sample collection and preparation, and a testing system which includes a microscope and uses machine learning to quantify bacterial microcolonies. Data is automatically uploaded for real-time mapping and intervention. Our approach enables data-driven decision-making while empowering communities to bring about sustainable change.