Kumasi-based agritech startup, Sesi Technologies Ltd., has been adjudged one of the three winners at the 2019 ASME ISHOW Global Competition which took place in Nairobi, Kenya.
The ASME ISHOW is a global competition where hardware inventors go to showcase their designed prototypes to be judged. The competition is organised by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers.
Sesi Technologies went to the competition to showcase its “Grain Mate Grain Moisture Meter”. This is an equipment that helps grain farmers reduce post-harvest losses by making it easier to accurately measure grain moisture content before storage.
Together with the other two runner ups, Sesi Technologies will share a prize amount of $30,000. The three startups will also enjoy in-kind technical support from the organisers of the competition.
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From Ghana, Sesi Technologies was joined by SAYeTECH, who showcased its “Multi-crop Trasher” to the competition. The other six startups include BreastIT (Uganda), E Tuk Tuk “Solar E Cycle” (Kenya), hearX Group “hearScope” (South Africa), Safi Organics (Kenya), Savanna Circuit Tech “MaziwaPlus Pre-Chiller” (Kenya), and Solar Freeze (Kenya).
The personalities consisting the judging panel were Kamau Gachigi, (Executive Director, Gearbox); Robert Karanja (Co-founder and CEO, Villgro Kenya); June Madete (Professor, Kenyatta University); Tom Odoyo (Product Development Engineer, Toyota Kenya Ltd., Hino Division); Sylvia Mukasa (Founder & CEO, GlobalX Investments Ltd/GlobalX Innovation Labs).
As part of the winning package, the three winners from the regional competition will also be given tickets to join the ISHOW Bootcamp in New York.