Solar-powered hand sanitiser wins ESA-backed hackathon

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 04:00 in Mathematics & Economics

A start-up company that has repurposed upcycled solar cells to generate ultraviolet light to disinfect people’s hands has won €20 000 in a hackathon designed to share and rapidly develop ideas to combat the coronavirus pandemic.More than 12 000 people from over 100 countries took part in the Global Hack, organised by Estonian-based Garage48 and sponsored by ESA’s business incubation centre in Estonia. Entrants were kept motivated by a recorded message from ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.The winners were announced on 12 April.

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