Past Finalists

Smogathon is a global competition for technologies fighting the air pollution.

FINALISTS 2016

City Tree by Green City Solutions
http://www.greencitysolutions.de/
Green City Solutions, based in Germany approached the problem of air pollution by combining a vertically installed moss culture with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. The product, called the “CityTree”, combines specific plants that eat particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide and ozone – offsetting 240 t of CO2e/year in total. The plant filter has the same effect as 275 urban trees, but requires 99% less space. The construction contains sensors collecting environmental and climatic data, to regulate and control the unit and ensure that the plants survive.

Cortina by Rakoczy Steal
http://cortina5.pl
Rakoczy Steal, a family-owned business from Poland was an up-runner in Smogathon 2016. They believe it’s not the carbon that is a problem but the wrong way of burning it. They created a coal-fired boiler with very low emissions. Laboratory tests have proven that they’ve been able to reduce smog at 96%. The innovative construction of the combustion chamber is the key. Their solution reduces air pollution by almost 100% and doesn’t eliminate coal, Poland’s national wealth.

Laser Egg by Origins Technology
http://originstech.com/
Origins Technology created a device monitoring air pollution in realtime, collecting data which is used to map the world’s air, as pollution is created. This enables to identify sources of pollution, so that they can be removed, improving our air! They are a Chinese-based startup with team-members from across the globe. Their products are for sale in all the Apple Stores across China, and they now collect around 10,000x more air quality data than most governments. They are already using this data to make a change.

Clair by Instytut Fotonowy
https://www.fotonowy.pl/
Company based in Krakow, Poland. They have created very efficient filters for PM2.5, which are not using pumps and not producing ozone. These anti-smog filters use nanotechnology. Moreover they have created the basics sensors showing real air pollution concentration and it’s source.

Hextio by Radic8
http://hextio.net/
Hextio is an indoor air purifier, using advanced patent pending technology that effectively sanitizes and deodorizes the air. No expensive filters to replace and small and compact enough for the modern home. Destroying nitrogen dioxide and other dangerous traffic fumes.

Airly
http://airly.eu
Airly is startup based in Cracow, Poland. Their idea is to make distributed, dense network of inexpensive air quality sensors. They created smart, outdoor sensor that measures the most important parameters and monitors air around you. Thanks to the large amounts of data, artificial intelligence and advanced algorithms they are able to forecast air quality and detect the sources of the pollution.

Novelty AirPas
http://noveltyrpas.com/
Company specialized in designing and producing unmanned aerial systems. Participate in a project aimed at integrating pollution sensors with their product – Novelty RPAS OGAR and are talking to the Municipal Police about possible cooperation.

Easy Solar
http://easysolar.pl
Company based in Poznan, Poland. Professional SaaS design and sales system dedicated to PV installations. It is an innovative mobile and web application, created especially for facilitating design and sales of PV installations.The application is dedicated to the installation companies, is cloud based and available in a SaaS subscription model.

AirMatrix
Distributed mobile networks detectors of particulate matter, the aim of which is to create precise spatio-temporal maps of pollution. Using big data, multi-parameter sensors. Highly mobile and scalable.

LookO2
http://www.looko2.com/
From the very beginning it has been designed to be not another sensor but PLATFORM that allows you to fight smog. It is already integrated with automations solutions. L_O2 is able to inform you when you are entering polluted area, guide you through the city to avoid exposure and enable air purifier when detects high level of dangerous particles in the air. Laser sensor inside. Highly portable and extremely easy and fast to use.

FINALISTS 2015

In 2015 Smogathon started as a 24 hours hackathon. Teams worked on their ideas from scratch and the winning projects were:
Smog mapper – a system of distributed sensors with an online map showing
Eco filters for Lesser Poland – Use of eco filters in a pilot project in the gmina of Skawina
Dratewka – a website that communicates with citizens in the friendly way to persuade them to fight smog
Catch the smog – a mobile app for social monitoring, reporting fuming chimneys to appropriate authorities
Hacker Mask – a program generating perfectly fitting DIY anti-smog mask for pennies.