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The Conrad Foundation - Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Foundation - Conrad Challenge

no date provided or could be found for the initial grant in 2018 on the HST update document

Sponsorship of the 2018-20919 Conrad spirit of innovation challenge.       174,113
page 49 of 2018 990 form. 
on page 55 of 2018 990 form, future payment.          125,000 

2019 page 47, Sponsorship of the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-21  Conrad spirit of innovation challenge.         356,578

So $ 530,691 or  $655,691 (including the future payment of 2018)

As described in the FSFW grants database

See the 2020 awards below

The connection with the FSFW could be Dan Bena, member of the Conrad Foundation's  advisory board and ex-PepsiCo and World Economic Forum

Dan Bena

Dan is an award-winning executive who served as PepsiCo’s Corporate Water Steward, and led the Sustainable Development agenda for PepsiCo Global Operations, using the power of the private sector to help both business and society flourish. He has served on the Public Health Committee of the Safe Water Network; the Leadership Group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Steering Board of IFC’s 2030 Water Resources Group; Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Mandate; the Global Agenda Council on Water Security of the World Economic Forum; and the Board of the International Society of Beverage Technologists. Bena completed a three-year term on the Board of the Washington-based US Water Alliance, and currently serves on the Board of the Creative Visions Foundation, a non-profit using media and the arts to develop agents of positive social change. Their signature program, called Rock Your World, engages middle and high school students in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and provides them the tools with which to become creative activists. Bena was selected as a mentor for the ThreeDotDash.org program of the We Are Family Foundation; a judge for the University of Notre Dame Corporate Adaptation Prize; and as an advisor to the social enterprise start-up, Keela. He was invited to provide testimony to the US Senate, and keynoted the United Nations Youth Assembly to over 1,000 youth delegates from over 100 countries. Bena received the Light Up the Night Award from the Julia B. Andrus Foundation for youth advocacy and engagement and was recently named a “Global Goals Local Leader” by the UN Association for his role in the partnerships which have provided over 16 million people with access to safe water, thereby helping to advance the SDGs.  

2020 summit awards (scroll down) or read below. All the finalist teams are here (and below as well)

RE-PURPOSED FARMLANDS & TOBACCO CROPS

 
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PETE CONRAD SCHOLAR:

TOBACCOATS FROM COLORADO, USA

TobaccOats is a company that extracts the extraneous amount of protein present in tobacco leaves, and creates protein supplements that can be added to items such as oatmeal and granola bars.

 
 
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POWER PITCH:

NEXKAP FROM NORTH CAROLINA, USA

Nexkap is a universal, plant-based solvent that works as a body cream to relieve common topical skin issues, such as eczema, blisters, sunburns and acne.

 
 

SMOKE-FREE WORLD: ELIMINATING & REDUCING TEEN VAPING

 
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PETE CONRAD SCHOLAR:

VAPEESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

VapeEscape is a fixed, indoor vape aerosol and cigarette smoke detection device that works with a notification system and interactive map to combat vaping in public spaces and ultimately reduce the amount of people who vape and smoke.

 
 
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POWER PITCH:

EDUVAPE FROM NEVADA, USA

eduVape attaches directly to e-cigarettes to relay data, such as nicotine intake, to a paired application.

Finalist teams

SMOKE-FREE WORLD:

RE-PURPOSED FARMLANDS & TOBACCO CROPS

 
 
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Nexkap

North Carolina, USA

Nexkap is a universal, plant-based solvent that works as a body cream to relieve common topical skin issues, such as eczema, blisters, sunburns and acne.

 
 
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Planet Pipeline

Australia

The Lifeboat is a floating communal food garden that provides aid to disaster-stricken countries.

 
 
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Team Marilag

Philippines

TaliCo is an eco-friendly hair accessory line made primarily from tobacco fibers.

 
 
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The Golden Harvest Co.

Philippines

NicoAid is a tobacco plant-based organic bandage that accelerates angiogenesis and wound healing.

 
 
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TobaccOats

Colorado, USA

TobaccOats is a company that extracts the extraneous amount of protein present in tobacco leaves, and creates protein supplements that can be added to items such as oatmeal and granola bars.

 

 

SMOKE-FREE WORLD:

ELIMINATING & REDUCING TEEN VAPING

 
 
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Brave the Crave

California, USA

Brave the Crave is an app that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help teens break their dependence on e-cigarettes.

 
 
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BrEathe Happy

Florida, USA

BrEathe Happy is an educational program that uses four individual and unique simulations that cover all negative aspects of vaping.

 
 
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eduVape

Nevada, USA

eduVape attaches directly to e-cigarettes to relay data, such as nicotine intake, to a paired application.

 
 
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Nicfreeworld

Virginia, USA

Nicfreeworld is an injectable Adeno-associated virus used to knock down the receptor implicated in causing nicotine addiction.

 
 
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VapeEscape

New York, USA & Dominican Republic

VapeEscape is a fixed, indoor vape aerosol and cigarette smoke detection device that works with a notification system and interactive map to combat vaping in public spaces and ultimately reduce the amount of people who vape and smoke.

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