Insectus

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Insectus
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THE Port Humanitarian Hackathon 2019
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Project Team

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Agnes Jakab

International HR & recruitment professional. Communication and volunteering enthusiast.

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Andrea Martini

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James Jennings

James is an entrepreneur, business consultant, and former executive with experience in coffee, renewable energy, health care, and other industries. This is his third hackathon with THE Port. He enjoys travel, cooking, skiing, hiking, rowing, and making maple syrup.

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Kitty Liao

Kitty is an entrepreneur, engineer and innovator. She is a hackathon enthusiast and she has been with THE Port since its launch in 2014. She has 10+ years of experience in low-temperature and multi-disciplinary systems, user-centred design, vaccine cold-chain in hard-to-reach and remote areas, design for low-resource settings, prototyping and project management. She is founder and CEO of Ideabatic, an award-winning social enterprise. She is an Enterprise Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK). Kitty enjoys travelling, designing and making her own clothes, cooking and swimming.

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Laura Leykamp

Laura holds a degree in Life Sciences and is specialized in cell culture with medical focus. She is a maker and driven by the believe that nothing is impossible. As an active member of Insectus, she is working on a solution to fight malnutrition in developing countries by providing a rich protein source made out of the back solider fly. For her, life is a lot about experiences and learning to understand different perspectives. Being active and close to nature, as well as her creative side help her to be balanced and focused.

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Leonardo Cristella

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Leonardo Milano

Passionate about how innovation can help solving humanitarian challenges, in 2016 Leonardo joined the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) to carry out cutting-edge research on displacement related to conflicts and natural disasters worldwide. Trained as a physicist, Leonardo worked as data analyst in two of the world leading research organizations: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and LBL, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics, is a native Italian speaker, fluent in English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

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Sophie Ashcroft

Sophie is a UX Researcher, artist, and creative technologist from Manchester, UK. She recently performed for the first time as a live coding artist at an Algorave show in Sheffield, outside of digital design, developing her ceramics practise is what brings her joy.