Kung named 2014 IDEAS Global Challenge Winner
Kevin Kung is a 2014 IDEAS Global Challenge Winner for SafiCoils, a low-toxin and loc-cost mosquito coil from char.
The annual MIT IDEAS Global Challenge awards ceremony awarded $79,500 on Monday night to 13 student-led teams to further develop inventions and ideas intended to solve pressing environmental and health challenges in developing countries.
“Today marks an important opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs to take a big leap forward in their journey to improve the quality of life in communities around the world,” Keely Swan, the Public Service Center's IDEAS Global Challenge program administrator, said in her welcoming remarks.
Launched and run by MIT students, the winning ventures took home prizes of $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, and $1,500, to further support prototyping and field-testing, among other things.