2023 Flourish Prize Finalists

The Fowler Center is proud to announce the 78 Finalists for the 2023 Flourish Prizes.

In 2022, we published 694 student-written, inspiring innovation stories from all corners of the globe. The 2023 Flourish Prizes Finalists include 78 stories from 32 universities in 25 countries under the guidance of 35 different professors. The businesses profiled come from 25 countries and more than 15 industries.

As a finalist, please feel free to use our Flourish Prize Finalist stamp (PNG) (EPS) for your website.

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Promoting the progress of farmers and their families / Promoviendo el progreso de los agricultores y sus familias featuring Ziembra SAS in Colombia written by Erika Bautista and Clara Liliana Bertel Otálora from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

Beyond Resilience: Someone Somewhere featuring Someone Somewhere in Mexico written by Stephanie Shaw and Pernell Brown from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

One coconut, countless sustainable products featuring Coconut Merchant in Great Britain & Northern Ireland & Scotland written by Eleni Kalli from University of Strathclyde under the direction of Duduzile Rance

Empowering Maasai Women in Arid Lands featuring African Agency for Arid Resources (AGAR) Ltd in Kenya written by Jorge Luis Almaral Robles, Jorge Luis Almaral Robles, Oscar Herdocia, Nandamuri Naga Suresh, Dibyendu Bhadra and Maureen Obunga from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Francisco Layrisse

Clear Answer to Why We Should Recycle Glass featuring Remark Glass in the United States written by Maggie Koch, Caitlin Lewis, Bridget Herbert, Kenesha Jones and Heather Jones from Saint Joseph's University under the direction of David Steingard

Women who build // Mujeres que Construyen featuring Constructora Capital in Colombia written by Fabian Muñoz Ramos, Javier Sebastian Fernandez, Alejandra Aragon Meza and Lilian Mora from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

Women Inspire Women in Transport featuring Commercial Transport Academy in South Africa written by Jad Hmeidi, Carles Alias, Vega Hörberg, Abigail Lee, Justine Mazet and Joy Bou Absi from Jönköping International Business School under the direction of Guenola Nonet

For a dignified menstruation without taboos / Por una menstruación digna y sin tabúes featuring BLOOM in Colombia written by Jeniffer Alejandra Traslaviña Pinzón and Maria Gomez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

This Yarn is Bananas! featuring Tuft The World in the United States written by Alexandra DiMaggio, Fiona O'Flanagan, Matthew Medve, Evan Koss and Elizabeth Colpe from Saint Joseph's University under the direction of David Steingard

Circular Fashion Taking Flight featuring Little Yellow Bird in New Zealand written by Amanda Sim from University of Otago under the direction of Joe Cooper

Upscaling Plastics and Livelihood of Grassroots Communities featuring Conserve India in India written by Pavithra Radhakrishnan and Arjun Madathil from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Finance a farmer / Financia un agricultor featuring Agrapp in Colombia written by Angie Lorena Rincón Uribe, Andres Sanchez and Luisa Fernanda Sarmiento Castillo from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

The taste of Equity and origin/ El sabor de la Equidad y el Origen featuring EQUIORI in Colombia written by Lucerito Vallarino Camacho, Laura Gabriela Useche Gutiérrez, Valentina Sierra Fuentes and Lina Infante from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Marcela Ortega Leal

The Last Object you'll ever need featuring LastObject in Denmark written by Libby Brunelli from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Greener packaging for everyday life featuring Oikos PH in Philippines written by Ruben Alvarez JR from De La Salle University under the direction of Pia Manalastas

A Finnish Innovation for Cleaner Waters featuring Clewat Oy in Finland written by Samantha DiMilia, Chalsie Lall, Nicholos Bangaree and Andra Beqiri from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

See & Spray Select featuring John Deere in Worldwide written by Madison Abshire, Daralyn Cavaness, Casey Marshall and Sarah Oubre from Nicholls State University under the direction of Christopher Castille

By Land, Sea... or Peat featuring MacArthur Green in Great Britain & Northern Ireland & Scotland written by Edward Murphy from University of Strathclyde under the direction of Duduzile Rance

Sai Sustainable Agro - Empowering the Farmers featuring Sai Sustainable Agro in India written by Devanshu Malpani, Nikhil Thakur, Punit Nyati, Akshay Yadav and Harsh Chaudhari from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Sustainable Remediation of Soil and Ground Water featuring Bio2clean in Belgium written by An Voets from Uhasselt under the direction of Frank Lambrechts

Innovation for the Use of Water/ Innovación para el aprovechamiento del agua featuring Lluvia Sólida in Mexico written by Luis Adrian Casique from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Crishelen Kurezyn Díaz

Dancing into Inclusive and Equitable Spaces featuring Dance Education Equity Association in the United States written by Alessa Meni from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Empresa de segundas oportunidades / A second chance company featuring Yidios Hakim in Colombia written by Freddy Igua, María Alejandra Rocha, amauri barbosa and karen ramirez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Marcela Ortega Leal

How a 100% Employee-Owned B Corp is Changing the World featuring ReVision Energy in the United States written by Laura Bell from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of David Cooperrider

No Hunger, what business is in the run to complete this SDG. featuring Ezells Famous Chicken in the United States written by Sana Dixon from Seattle Pacific University under the direction of Randal Franz

Cool Cooler CoolAnt featuring CoolAnt by Ant Studios in Worldwide written by Allson Dias, Shubham Samant, Shweta Kumar, Sanyam Vaishnav and Roshan Jaiswal from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Your Affordable Home within the city featuring Citihub in Philippines written by Grace Tiong from De La Salle University under the direction of Pia Manalastas

On the Road featuring Seginus in Ecuador written by Miguel Gonzalez, Daniela Donoso, Santiago Sesma, Valentina Galindo, Jorge Jerves and Graziella Golez from Universidad de Navarra under the direction of Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo

Local Food Systems that Flourish featuring Bio-Logical Capital in the United States written by Cameron Patterson from Bard College under the direction of Kristina Kohl

Mercaris: Revolutionizing Online Trading for Organic Crops featuring Mercaris in the United States written by Abhigeetha Periyasamy from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Michael Goldberg

Innovative Gardening: Verdtech featuring Verdtech in the United States written by Marco Deodato, William Huang, Logan Almberg and William Crowther from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

Technology and Agriculture: A Sustainability Story featuring SenseGrass in Worldwide written by Abhijith A, Dushanth Kumar, Sanmay Kude, Mangesh Mohanty and Saumya Gupta from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

Vanquishing Hunger: The Box Plan featuring Farm from a box in the United States written by Lilian Ritchie from Dalhousie University under the direction of Kent Williams and Cassia Gohl

The Future Instacart of Surplus Food featuring B12Give in Canada written by Kyra Lang, Maxwell evans and Sabrina Pietrangelo from Dalhousie University under the direction of Kent Williams and Cassia Gohl

FoodATM featuring FoodATM in United Arab Emirates written by Nasser Lootah from University of Dubai under the direction of Yaprak Anadol

Availing Opportunities: The Silver Lining in the Face of Adversity featuring LSK Technologies in Canada written by Zainab Mian from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho

Medicine Reinvented featuring Weill Cornell Medicine in the United States written by Marie Normile, Samantha Silva and Stavros Mallas from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel

Seeing More With Less featuring Alentic Microscience in Canada written by Lena Fine, Adam Bahloul, Angelo Knowles and George Radomsky from Dalhousie University under the direction of Kent Williams and Sandi Stewart

Liquid I.V.: Hydrating, Educating, & Inspiring the Global Community featuring Liquid I.V. in the United States written by Michelle McKenna from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Dog Treat Shop Elevating People and Pets featuring Finley's Barkery in the United States written by Aimee Wiencek and Nidhi Jha from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Chris Laszlo and Gabriela Cuconato

We believe in the value of independence / Creemos en el valor de la independencia featuring Moviid in Colombia written by Josué Diaz, Jesús David Hincapié and Andrés árias from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

If You Can Imagine It You Can Create It / Si lo puedes imaginar, lo puedes crear featuring THINKER MOTION in Colombia written by Wilber Alexander Rodriguez Rojas, Freddy Trujillo and Alexander González Osorio from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

Access for All - What does that even mean featuring Access For all in India written by SURBHI JAIN, Mansi Malpani, Akhil Narang and Sananda Maity from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

VR Technology; An Adaptive Solution to Accessible Healthcare Education featuring Virtual Medical Coaching in New Zealand written by Tess Hazelhurst from University of Otago under the direction of Joe Cooper

Digital transformation unlocks full potential of students with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) featuring Impact Education Ltd in Great Britain & Northern Ireland & Scotland written by Nicolas Stein from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho

Calls to educate / Llamadas para educar featuring EducALL in Colombia written by Juan Gabriel Barrera Cárdenas, Luisa Fernanda Martin Bohorquez and Vanessa Mogollón from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

Bridging the Gap: Education and Future Generations featuring Edukasyon.ph in Philippines written by Jason Alcalde, Sophia Marie Deverala, Andrea Denise Tan and Joshua John Sison from De La Salle University under the direction of Pia Manalastas

OverDrive - Bring people back to reading featuring OverDrive in the United States written by Havisha Seegobin, Amelie Stange, Sierra Spoerndle, sara bertoglio, Mariana Acero Borjas and Sandra Lelic from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) under the direction of Riccardo Torelli

KUII - Creating a Second Life for Organic Residues featuring KUII in Mexico written by Diana Helena López, Berenice Garrido Hermida and Fernanda Ortiz from Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla under the direction of Miguel Hernández Lechuga

DynaHome: A sustainable construction process using Monolithic Technology featuring Construction in Indonesia written by Dede Kusnawan from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya

Buses that come alive again with Electricity featuring BELKA A.Ş. in Turkey written by Merve Nur Özata and Enes Berkay AKARÇAY from Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University under the direction of Semih Ceyhan

Sustainability, Quantified. featuring Quantify Environmental in Canada written by Malcolm Wright, Christian Romas, Patrick McAdams, Tamara Alilovic and Max Ho from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga

A New Way to Think Aluminum featuring Hydrova in the United States written by Mason Cooney, Gabrielle Trevino, Sam Camper, Timothy Cherpes and Taylor Thomas from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies

Real chocolate is regenerative featuring Original Beans in Worldwide written by Michael Jakob, Julia Gebert, Janina Hezler and Sara Birkel from Friedrich Alexander Universitat under the direction of Francisco Layrisse

Transformation of Organic Waste / Transformación de residuos orgánicos featuring Más Compost SAS in Colombia written by Paola Morales and Johana Tocarruncho from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

Save the Planet, Feed the People! featuring Pond Technologies Inc (POND:TSXV) in Canada written by Julia Little, Evan Haley, Kobe Smith, Declan Hughes and Ryan Gill from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga

Cigarette Butts - From Waste to Best featuring Code Effort Private Limited in India written by Akash Dwivedi, Bipanchi Borah, Rahul Setia, Ipsita Dixit, Smruti Kamath and Pratibha Modi from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal

The answer is to harvest the power of algae featuring Solmeyea in Greece written by Chris Mougoulis and priyank shrivastava from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman

Building A Nation Without Borders featuring Good Empire in Australia written by Neha Praseed and Shravani Enduri from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of Chris Laszlo

Germination of a Collaborative Economy featuring Novometrix in Canada written by Tapabrata Chakraborty, Ben Kirby, Ryan Prodeus, Pouria Jafarikia and Noah Moumdjian from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga

Reducing the Carbon Footprint in the Footwear Industry featuring INESCOP in Spain written by Napoleón Guzmán, Alvaro Putra, Sergio López and Corine Quiroz from IPMI International Business School, Universidad de Navarra, University of Guelph, and Dominican University under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya, Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo, Ruben Burga, and Anjali Chaudhry.

Shaping a more Livable World featuring DAI Global in the United States written by Lois Gomez from Seattle Pacific University under the direction of Randal Franz

Water Filtration featuring Basic Water Needs in Netherlands (Holland) written by ruby perez, andrellie puntiel, Jadyn Hidalgo and Hannah Doscher from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Aixa Ritz

Harvesting Life: Water Storage in a new form of Concrete featuring Deploy™ in Great Britain & Northern Ireland & Scotland written by Sila Basturk Agiroglu from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho

Drinking water available to everyone! / ¡Agua potable al alcance de todos! featuring PureWater Colombia S.A.S in Colombia written by Christian Rico Morales, Maribel Calderon and Juan Doria from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for the Present and Future Generation featuring Manila Water Company, Inc. in Philippines written by Melody Padilla from De La Salle University under the direction of Pia Manalastas

Water Solutions featuring Isla Urbana in Mexico written by Erick Díaz, Marcos Armando Lopez Gonzalez, Christian Balderrama and Lizeidy Pérez from TecMilenio University (Universidad TecMilenio) under the direction of Sara García

New Jersey’s Most Reliable Recycler featuring Bayshore Recycling in the United States written by Michael Stewart, Massimo Offreda, Sergio Solis and Marleni Montes from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Aixa Ritz

Think Bigger: Creating without compromising our environment featuring BrownMill in the United States written by Ryan Lebow, Dillon Pitts, Hanan Aitbajja, Ana Arellano and Zion Edwards from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Clifford Dias

Replacing ceramics with wood featuring Woodio in Finland written by Vesa Pitkänen from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Eva Nilsson

Waste or Resource? featuring Cyrkl in Czech Republic written by Aneta Benedigová, Carlotta Schäfer, Juliette Nicolodi, Femke Van Verre, Pauline Held and Jef Vloeberghs from Jönköping International Business School under the direction of Guenola Nonet

Plastic- Where does it go? featuring Preserve in the United States written by Brady Ross, Jacob Grames, Wil East and Ramon Porras Rodriguez from The University of Toledo under the direction of Gary Insch

A Story of a Regenerative and Sustainable Fashion Model Based on Natural Fibers featuring ANIMANÁ in Argentina written by Raul Jiménez, Miriam Badillo Maximo and Brenda Solis Soriano from Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla under the direction of Miguel Hernández Lechuga

Harnessing the Wind for Your Home featuring Borrum Energy Solutions in Canada written by Sean Urquhart, Tyler Ristagno, Luke Turner and Kathryn Verge from Dalhousie University under the direction of Kent Williams and Sandi Stewart

Cheap, Sustainable & Safe Energy for Global Needs featuring Polar Night Energy in Finland written by Ramona Teinilä, Dona Keramat, Margot Rocheteau and Milka Alarova from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Eva Nilsson

Fusion Energy: Powering a Sustainable Future featuring General Fusion in Canada written by Olivia Twinney, Ryan Simmons, Ehsanul Arif and Noah Aguiar from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga

The Revolution of Hydrogen Fuel featuring eCombustible Energy LLC in the United States written by Ana Aycart, Mason Dosher and Lorenzo Durini from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Ingrid Greene

Universal Nature Energy featuring UNE s.r.l. in Italy written by Deborah Oggionni, Ruben Fornaciari, Cosmin Valentin Preda, Edoardo Premoli and Sara Quattrini from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) under the direction of Riccardo Torelli