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Ericsson Innovation Awards

Semi-finalists 2019

University of Western Ontario, Hydro Legos

Harnessing the power of river floods to benefit disaster struck areas.

Hydro Legos

This innovative team from the University of Western Ontario have designed linkable hydroelectric turbines to harness the increased power of a river during floods. Easily built within days, the turbines send power wirelessly to drones, powering their battery storage before they wirelessly transmit electricity to power stations in disaster-struck areas, increasing safety.