University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

UM students create solution to household waste with tool and resource-sharing app

On Feb. 14-16, the University of Manitoba hosted Invent for the Planet 2020, an international idea and design competition open to all post-secondary students in Manitoba.

In a span of 48 hours, seven teams of up to seven students each from Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and UM all competed to develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems.

Team “HUB-It”, composed of five students from UM’s Faculty of Science and one student from the Asper School of Business, tackled the challenge of saving energy and material resources by making our cities smarter.

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