Teams of 2019

Innovation Week

Innovation week invites you to step into the future and to take a look at everything Iceland has to offer in innovation. 

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The Root

The objectives of The Root are to promote public discussion on issues relating to women, addiction, mental health, trauma and violence, and to back up programs aimed specifically at the treatment of women with addiction related problems. The Root has recently took over the operations of Konukot – Shelter for homless women, an emergency shelter for homeless women.

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GreenBytes has created a cloud based solution that breaks down restaurant menus and predicts future sales using artificial intelligence to determine how much food restaurants should order in the coming days. We suggest and places orders for restaurants. We offer inventory management and make it easy to verify that the right amount of food was delivered to restaurants.

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Community Greenhouses

Community Greenhouses (Samfélagsgróðurhús) are bringing prefabricated, low-cost and high-quality greenhouses to kindergartens in Iceland. Promote healthy nutrition and give children the opportunity to plant, grow and enjoy the taste of fresh vegetables, fruits and other greeneries.

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The name EyCo is a reminder that we are not an island when it comes to climate matters. Ey or eyja is an island in icelandic and CO2 is for the emission. Our dream is that climate threat becomes history, that we as a global society manage to make the world become a better place. Join us in the fight against the climate threat.

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Rephaiah is a not-for-profit organisation and a self-sustaining entity that invests in hope and health. by manufacturing selected life-saving drugs in Malawi for the neglected and vulnerable population in the Sub-Saharan region.

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PloggIn wants to promote environmental awareness by providing better tools and stronger communication systems. Thus making every part of the map green!

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Tree of Life

Tré Lífsins (e. Tree of Life) is an entrepreneurial project in Iceland that wants to give you agency for your end of life choices. We promote the freedom of choice, respect, environmental awareness. We emphasise that the individual has a choice as to what happens to their earthly remains upon their death and for them to be able to register their final wishes and their story before they die.

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Teams of 2018

Healing Earth

Healing Earth aims at preventing toxins from accessing the ecosystem as well as cleaning up and recover damaged land. By cultivating carefully chosen species of fungi in contaminated areas, toxic land can be converted into viable ecosystems.

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BERGIÐ Headspace

Bergið Headspace is a centre where young people and / or their families can contact professionals and receive support. The centre is thought of as the first stop for any individual aged 25 or younger in need of professional assistance and support.

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Our City is an online platform which enables cities to incentivise its citizens to take on various jobs to care for in their neighbourhood. This platform provides individuals for example with the opportunity to take it upon themselves to clean the local playground in exchange for a free recycling bin.


The goal TransportFootprint (Samgönguspor) is to provide a service that can assist employers in implementing an effective transportation demand policy. By creating simple and convenient incentive program for employees, greater number of employees will see the benefit of travelling by sustainable modes to and from work, thus reducing the overall carbon emissions of the employer. Research shows that implementing a transportation demand policy at workplaces and educational institutions is an effective way to change travel habits.

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Successful Ageing

Successful Ageing is a centre where up-to-date knowledge is provided about issues related to older people. Big emphasis is on promoting and supporting implementation of person-centred care in elderly services in Iceland, in the aim of life being worth living despite health issues

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Miðgarður is a building association that plans to build dense, green, low-rise neighbourhoods centrally located with a low priority for vehicles. As soon as automobiles do not have the space that they usually get, it will be easy to reach normal downtown densities with fewer floors. When centrally located the need for a private car is considerably less than elsewhere in the city. Thus the equation reaches stability.

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