Changemakers Catalyst Fund Showcase Event

Brought to you by Cambridge Wireless

Join CW and Homerton Changemakers, University of Cambridge to hear from five outstanding student teams leading projects they hope will transform the world we live in, and create a just, sustainable, regenerative future.

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About the event

Join CW and Homerton Changemakers, University of Cambridge on the 28th September, 5.30pm to hear from five outstanding student teams leading projects they hope will transform the world we live in, and create a just, sustainable, regenerative future.

Running for the last two years, The Changemakers Catalyst Fund is an annual scheme to help accelerate the development of student-led initiatives with capacity for making change in society, business, or policy. These projects won catalyst funding and access to industry mentoring for developing their enterprises to the next level.

Join us on 28th September to hear the presentations from this year’s 6 winning projects and network with the academic, industry and next generation communities who want to make an impact

This event is free to attend but registration is essential.


About Homerton Changemakers

Cambridge University students get an amazing degree – the Homerton Changemakers programme equips these students with skills & perspectives beyond their degrees to become wise change-agents amidst complexity, challenge & disruption.  It is a unique programme that prepares the next generation of leaders to face the challenges of the 21st century, empowering them to make a profound difference for good. 

CW is proud to support this initiative. If you are interested in offering industry mentoring support for future funding schemes please email Changemakers@homerton.cam.ac.uk to find out more.


Profiles of the Winning Groups

Envirosia AI

ESG-oriented mutual funds and ETFs have expanded at an accelerating rate given the dire situation of rising environmental crises, subsequently leading to increasing demand for information that helps investors to identify funds with maximised ESG impacts. Our start-up Envirosia AI will focus on building the first AI-powered ESG fund analysis generator to facilitate the decision-making process of impact investors. Envisoria uses advanced generative AI technologies to produce comprehensive ESG fund analysis that covers the ESG performances of the fund's top holdings, portfolio construction criteria, as well as the asset manager’s ESG alignment. Our product could greatly expedite the analysis process that is currently carried out manually and offer accessible and transparent information for impact investors to make informed ESG investment decisions. By providing impact investors with accessible and transparent information, our product will contribute to mitigating climate-related financial risks and directing financing towards critical climate solutions.

Health Heroes

"the strongest correlation to ill health...is health literacy" - National Voices, 2017

Health Heroes is a health education and leadership program for school children aged 10+ to improve health literacy and tackle health inequality. The program will educate and empower children, and through them, families and entire communities. The blended learning program will first improve the health literacy of children through in class lessons about health supported by a digital platform. The program will culminate in a challenge where school children are supported in developing and implementing a project to improve the health of their families and wider communities (e.g. school-wide cancer screening awareness for parents/grandparents). Our aim is to tackle health inequality by improving health literacy in children, while also engaging with black and ethnic minority (BAME), migrant and deprived families and communities (who historically have lower engagement with health services and healthy practices) through these children.  

HydrAIted, an AI Assisted Water Quality Checker

A large percentage of households in countries that do not provide clean tap water rely on home filters for their daily needs. However, there are no current means of knowing when the filters have to be replaced without compromising health. Our AI, along with its companion sensors, will check for the quality of water and decide if the filter has to be replaced. It consists of 2 models that consider both the chemical and biological components of the filtered water to make a decision.

Lloyd Learner

Lloyd Learner is a creative e-learning programme, and a revision tool for GCSE students. This e-learning platform allows students to access content from anywhere, easily. The global pandemic alone has highlighted the need for a tool like Lloyd Learner, as this platform ensures quality teaching, supporting students inside and outside of the classroom. The internet is filled with many online resources and programmes for the core subjects of the curriculum - your conventional English, Maths and Science; but is bereft of many of the humanities-based subjects. Lloyd Learner has designed an affordable and effective programme to aid GCSE students in the long-forgotten subjects: Geography, History and RE. Lloyd Learner has been created, considering socio-economic factors, and the vast differences in opportunities between students due to inequality. This is Lloyd Learner’s small contribution in making an impact in closing the inequality gap in the educational context.

Memory Lane

Our website aims to help those affected by dementia. It will feature an animated virtual timeline that portrays the important events and memories from someone's life. We hope individuals can cherish the memories of their loved ones by mapping out their life, one adventure at a time. Memory Lane will do this by utilising the wonder of AI to help you create the perfect interactive timeline for your loved one. Users can work alone or collaborate, attach photos, and write down their memories. Our platform will incorporate AI to create something personalised that reflects the unique interests and personality of your loved one. Through user-provided data, we'll choose the perfect soundtrack, colour scheme, and layout for each animation. AI will generate a heartfelt narration over the animated timeline. The final product will be a short animation celebrating the life of your loved one elegantly.

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Agenda

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17:30

Registration over refreshments and a light supper

18:30

Welcome from Dr Alison Wood, Academic Director, Homerton Changemakers

18:35

Welcome from Dr Simon Brockington, Bursar, Homerton College

18:40

Welcome from our industry partner, Abhi Naha, CCO, CW (Cambridge Wireless) & Ambassador United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute, Lovely Naha Foundation Prize

18:45

Rupert Baines, Serial entrepreneur - Ivan Baines Prize

18:50

Presentation from Envirisio AI

ESG-oriented mutual funds and ETFs have expanded at an accelerating rate given the dire situation of rising environmental crises, subsequently leading to increasing demand for information that helps investors to identify funds with maximised ESG impacts. Our start-up Envirosia AI will focus on building the first AI-powered ESG fund analysis generator to facilitate the decision-making process of impact investors. Envisoria uses advanced generative AI technologies to produce comprehensive ESG fund analysis that covers the ESG performances of the fund's top holdings, portfolio construction criteria, as well as the asset manager’s ESG alignment. Our product could greatly expedite the analysis process that is currently carried out manually and offer accessible and transparent information for impact investors to make informed ESG investment decisions. By providing impact investors with accessible and transparent information, our product will contribute to mitigating climate-related financial risks and directing financing towards critical climate solutions.

19:05

Presentation from Health Heroes

"the strongest correlation to ill health...is health literacy" - National Voices, 2017

Health Heroes is a health education and leadership program for school children aged 10+ to improve health literacy and tackle health inequality. The program will educate and empower children, and through them, families and entire communities. The blended learning program will first improve the health literacy of children through in class lessons about health supported by a digital platform. The program will culminate in a challenge where school children are supported in developing and implementing a project to improve the health of their families and wider communities (e.g. school-wide cancer screening awareness for parents/grandparents). Our aim is to tackle health inequality by improving health literacy in children, while also engaging with black and ethnic minority (BAME), migrant and deprived families and communities (who historically have lower engagement with health services and healthy practices) through these children.

19:20

Comfort break

19:30

Presentation from HydrAlted

HydrAIted, an AI Assisted Water Quality Checker

A large percentage of households in countries that do not provide clean tap water rely on home filters for their daily needs. However, there are no current means of knowing when the filters have to be replaced without compromising health. Our AI, along with its companion sensors, will check for the quality of water and decide if the filter has to be replaced. It consists of 2 models that consider both the chemical and biological components of the filtered water to make a decision.

19:45

Presentation from Lloyd Learner

Lloyd Learner is a creative e-learning programme, and a revision tool for GCSE students. This e-learning platform allows students to access content from anywhere, easily. The global pandemic alone has highlighted the need for a tool like Lloyd Learner, as this platform ensures quality teaching, supporting students inside and outside of the classroom. The internet is filled with many online resources and programmes for the core subjects of the curriculum - your conventional English, Maths and Science; but is bereft of many of the humanities-based subjects. Lloyd Learner has designed an affordable and effective programme to aid GCSE students in the long-forgotten subjects: Geography, History and RE. Lloyd Learner has been created, considering socio-economic factors, and the vast differences in opportunities between students due to inequality. This is Lloyd Learner’s small contribution in making an impact in closing the inequality gap in the educational context.

20:00

Presentation from Memory Lane

Our website aims to help those affected by dementia. It will feature an animated virtual timeline that portrays the important events and memories from someone's life. We hope individuals can cherish the memories of their loved ones by mapping out their life, one adventure at a time. Memory Lane will do this by utilising the wonder of AI to help you create the perfect interactive timeline for your loved one. Users can work alone or collaborate, attach photos, and write down their memories. Our platform will incorporate AI to create something personalised that reflects the unique interests and personality of your loved one. Through user-provided data, we'll choose the perfect soundtrack, colour scheme, and layout for each animation. AI will generate a heartfelt narration over the animated timeline. The final product will be a short animation celebrating the life of your loved one elegantly.

20:30

Thank you to the Changemakers Catalyst Fund Mentors/Judges from Dr Soraya Jones, Homerton Changemakers

- Eyda Aydin, Investment Analyst, Cambridge Enterprise
- Rupert Baines, Serial entrepreneur/investor
- Glenn Collinson, Serial founder & NED/Advisory Board
- Pooya Kamvari, Founder CEO, HomeRun App & Alumnus of Homerton College
- Sylvia Lu, Corporate Strategy, u-blox UK
- Stew McTavish, CEO of Centre for Better Futures
- Abhi Naha, CCO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)
- Kavita Ravindran and Rajeshswari Iyer, Founders of Sainaptics
- Dave Roberts, CEO, Jabooh Software & CTO, Special Projects, CW
- Claire Rose, Innovation Consultant
- Jerry Wu, Head of Investment, Tus Park

20:45

Networking over beers

21:30

Event closes

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The Great Hall, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

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