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Changing the world: one fingerprint at a time

last modified Oct 02, 2017 01:32 PM
Simprints uses £270k to pioneer baby fingerprint scanner

Simprints scooped a £270,000 top prize in the WeWork sponsored Creator Awards and will use the cash to pioneer the first ever fingerprint scanner for newborn babies.

Judges declared the top winner in the Scale category was Simprints, a nonprofit tech company that has developed low-cost fingerprint scanners that will help aid workers in developing regions. It won $360,000 to further develop its product.

“I’m a scientist, a researcher, but above all, a builder,” said Alexandra Grigore, product developer of Simprints. “I want to build technology that works for the poor, not in 20 to 30 years, but right now. My colleagues and I at the University of Cambridge founded Simprints for that purpose: to create a world equipped with the tools necessary to stop preventable suffering.”

Simprints are ideaSpace alumni.

Read more about the WeWork Creator Award Winners here

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