Global Impact Competition CEE&SEE 2012 Finals

  • Friday, 04 May, 2012

Singularity University and AmCham Hungary cordially invite you to the

Global Impact Competition CEE&SEE 2012 Finals

AmCham considers innovation as one of its priorities for 2012 and therefore contributes to this project by supporting the competition as Main Partner of SU.

The top 6 finalists were selected from 54 applicants from 8 countries.

Gaczkowska, Agnieszka Poland Drug waste - web-based service for used
medicaments location and drug shortages alerts
Haidegger, Tamás Hungary Hand Hygiene for a Healthier Planet
Plevka, Vaclav Czech Republic Avoiding the Gridlock Incident in order to
Keep the Conurbations in Operation
Rakova, Bogdana Bulgaria LIVEstat
Rátai, Dániel Hungary Leonar3Do the VR kit changing education,
teaching and learning forever
Várnagy, Priszcilla Hungary Be-novative: Conquering real-life challenges
with creativity

Jury members include:

  • Rob Nail, CEO, Singularity University
  • Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, VP, Operations, Singularity University
  • Péter Hajdú, Regional Director, SEE, Cisco
  • Lajos Reich, CTO, GE Healthcare

About Singularity University (SU):
SU was founded by NASA and Google in the Silicon Valley in 2009 with the aim to help create solutions and applications of future technologies for the benefit of humanity through its programs.

It's mission is "to assemble, educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and utilize exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges."

About the Global Impact Competition:
Throughout history and across the globe, millions of lives have been improved by the innovative ideas of individuals from many different fields of expertise. Could yours be the next BIG idea?

How can we improve the standard of living—health, education, and security—of 1 million people in the next 3 years through the use of any kind of exponentially improving technology in the CEE&SEE region?
With the competition SU and AmCham would like to encourage innovators from the CEE & SEE region to sign up and present their projects. The projects will be evaluated and shortlisted to 6 finalists by an international jury led by Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University.

The top 6 candidates will have the opportunity to present their ideas on May 4, 2012 at the Global Impact Competition CEE&SEE 2012 Finals in Budapest. Please find the draft program of the finals below.

Draft program*

13:30 – 14:00 Registration & welcome coffee 

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome Remarks by Csaba Szabó, Ambassador, Singularity University

14:05 – 14:10 Welcome Remarks by AmCham Hungary

14:10 – 14:25 Opening Speech by Rob Nail, CEO, Singularity University

14:25 – 16:15 Competition - Presentations of the Finalists with Q&A

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Break / Evaluation

16:45 – 16:50 Speech by Ernő Rubik

16:50 – 17:10 Announcement of the Results

17:10 – 17:15 Closing Remarks by Csaba Szabó, Ambassador, Singularity University

17:15 – 18:15 Cocktail Reception

* Please note that the program is subject to change.

The event will be held in English without translation.

The event is open to media.

How to register:
To guarantee your seat, please register:

2. by E-MAIL to

by Wednesday, 2 May. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The Prize:
A scholarship to the 2012 Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University in California worth
$30 000. This ten-week interdisciplinary program brings together entrepreneurial leaders and top graduate and postgraduate students from around the globe to explore solutions aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Each finalist will receive free software from Autodesk worth $10 000.

For more information on the competition and the application please visit

Event information

Friday, 04 May, 2012
Registration: 13:30 - 14:00
Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 2.

There is no participation fee for Members and Non-members.


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