Winner ColdHubs, Nigeria
Special Prize: “Start Up SDG7” (UN-target Sustainable Energy for All)
ColdHubs is a social venture, which designs, assembles, installs and commissions solar-powered walk-in cold rooms, installed in markets and farm coops to store and preserve perishable foods 24/7 and extend their shelf life from 2 days to 21 days. ColdHubs aims to ameliorate the impact of food spoilage facing 470 million smallholder farmers globally.
ColdHubs eliminates losses of fruits, vegetables and other perishable food due to lack of reliable cold storage completely and increases the income of farmers and retailers.