Winners will be announced on August 23, 2022!
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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022

$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?

Katchi Technologies Inc.

Precision Fish Harvesting

The ocean industry challenges this project will address are inefficient and destructive nature of conventional trawl equipment, and attracting targeted species and reducing bycatch by deterring other species.  Our net design eliminates bottom contact, which reduces unwanted species from catches (that are otherwise wasted) and eliminates unnecessary damage caused by dragging the seafloor. By eliminating bottom contact, we also reduce the fuel expended by the vessels and the instances of lost (or 'ghost') gear which entangles other sea life. Fishers are able to harvest more sustainably with less impact on the environment and untargeted species, allowing fish habitats to recover and less fish to be unnecessarily killed and wasted.