National First prize winner


New water filter that eliminates need for boiling the drinking water.


Around the world, there are 750 million people who don’t have access to clean water, and a lot of charcoal is used to boil unsafe water to make it drinkable. We have developed technology-driven frugal filter product that utilises an innovative filter material licenced by Ahlstrom, removing contaminants from the water and eliminating the need of treating it. This solution has potential to reduce the amount of charcoal used around the world for boiling water, being affordable for the base-of-pyramid markets, fitting the prevalent lifestyles and local ecosystems, and generating a sustainable profit.

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  • 2015 Participant
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  • Finland

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  • Sanna Puhakainen, Chaos Pilot, Jymy Parhiala, Creative Wizard, Arturs Alsins, Environmental Engineer, Emma-Sofie Kukkonen, Designer, Tsui-Tseng Fan, Sustainable Business, Salvador Gazga Hernandez, Architecture, Fabiano Brito, Unpuzzler, Meri Nihtilä, Chemistry

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