An Indian firm Kheyti has been announced as the winner of Prince William's Earthshot Prize, among the 5 startups. It aims to reward projects that aim to save the planet. The winners will receive 1 million pounds each.
The prize aims to seek out and support solutions under 5 categories: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste Free World, and Fix Our Climate. Prince William felicitated innovators at a star-studded ceremony in Boston, towards the end of his US trip.
Kheyti, designed the "greenhouse-in-a-box" for small hold farmers, and won in the Protect and Restore Nature category. The solution is powerful: their innovation saves on water and pesticides, with much higher yields at a fraction of the price. They aim to equip 50,000 farmers with a greenhouse-in-a-box by 2027.
The prize aims to seek out and support solutions under 5 categories such as Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste Free World, and Fix Our Climate.
Other winners included a female-founded startup from Kenya that designed cleaner burning stoves as well as a British project that uses marine plants to create biodegradable packaging.