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Posted on June 15, 2015
For the first time, a Brazilian initiative is among the 46 finalists from the 1.123 projects participating in the INDEX: Award, the most prestigious design award in the world. Created by Brazilians Thiago Pinto and Luciana Oliveira, New Hope EcoTech consists of a platform to monitor the destination of solid residue that establishes a new level of connection between companies responsible for residue destination, as determined by the National Solid Residue Policy, independent recyclers and recycling co-ops.
“Having an idea is fundamental, but makig it concrete is the main victory”, said Luciana Oliveira, co-founder of New Hope Ecotech.
The winners’ announcement ceremony of INDEX: Award 2015 takes place on August 27, in Copehnhagen, Denmark. New Hope Ecotech is up against projects like Powerwall, an initiative from American car company Tesla, the Self Driving Car and Cardboard, both from Google, and even Bitcoin, virtual currency project which establishes a new paradigm in payment relations taking place in a digital environment.