Dutch Global Impact Competition 2016
Danny Wagemans (1994) holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy from the Radboud University in Nijmegen where he also completed the Honours program. He is currently finishing his Master of Science in Nanotechnology and Condensed Matter Physics at the Radboud Univesity in Nijmegen with periods on the Technical University Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and University of Hamburg.
Danny is the winner of the Singularity University The Netherlands Global Impact Competition 2016. His idea leverages nanotechnology and biotechnology in order to create the water bottle of the future. Winning the GIC allowed him to attend the Global Solutions Program (GSP) at Singularity University. GSP is the flagship program of Singularity University where 80 fellow participants from all over the world come together for ten weeks for a highly collaborative program that provides the tools, knowledge, and skills to unlock creative potential and develop an exponetial mindset. During the GSP Danny got to meet the founders of Singularity University, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis one-on-one to exchange ideas, discuss technologies and share future visions. The aim of the program is to launch initiatives that leverages exponential technologies to positively impact a billion people in ten years
Danny founded Afriji. Afriji aims to bring affordable off grid refrigeration to the more than 1 billion people without electricity and the additional one billion people that have a poor and unreliable grid. Afriji is currently accepted for the Singularity University Launchpad beginning September 19th. LaunchPad is a pre-acclerator program helping GSP-startups to maintain momentum and build towards their first MVP.