IET member recognised as Young Innovator at the United Nations

Ludovic Grosjean, who is also a Rotary supporter, presented his work at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya to an audience of 1,000 UN officials, philanthropists and Rotary members attending the service organisation’s annual Rotary Day at the UN in November.

Innovation was the theme of the event where guests heard about creative solutions to challenging world problems. The event also honoured 6 young innovators and their role in creating change.

Ludovic is on a mission to clean up our polluted oceans, one piece of plastic at a time. His business, OceanX Group, is developing technology to clean up the oceans using Machine Learning and unmanned systems.

Every year, 8.8 million tons of plastic waste gets into the oceans, putting marine species at risk of extinction. Ludovic launched The Ocean CleanX project to develop automated pollution monitoring and removal tools that use artificial intelligence and drones to remove plastics and other pollution from waterways and detect their source.

‘IET Save our Seas’ is the theme for this year’s IET Global Challenge, which is encouraging young professional engineers across the globe to address a real-world engineering challenge with their diverse academic and technical exposure. The closing date for entries is 14 March 2019.