19 ideas from different schools of Hawassa University Institute of technology competed to go to the next YEEP step. After first describing their idea on the YEEP platform, every idea received different online feedback from students and YEEP staff from Ethiopia and Switzerland. 

18 business idea owners decided to compete further with their business proposal. After submitting a first draft of their idea, they received an additional short feedback from Swiss students. On Tuesday, April 5 2016 all students presented their idea in front of an Ethiopian jury. Together with a written feedback from the Swiss partners, this presentation and the written descriptions, the jury had a good overview of all ideas and decided that the following 5 ideas will go to the next YEEP step:

Dawit Teferi

Cultural coffee making machines

Geremachew Wagaye

Seed RIP

Surafel Assefa

Energy free  light bulb production business

Alemu Baye 

Producing Zink Sulphet to fight salination of soil

Henok Addisu 

Automatic plant watering system

The decision was not easy and we encourage also those who did not make it to the first 5 places to continue developing further their idea. The good news for those ideas are that more places in the IOT-incubator will be available as from next Ethiopian year. 



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