Winners of the Female Inventors’ Prize at iENA 2017
There are many women who have made important contribution to society, economics and industry through great inventions. Nevertheless there is a huge unused invention potential, particularly with women. Thus the women & work prize for female inventors was awarded at the iENA forum of the iENA 2017 for the first time. The winners of the female inventors’ prize of 2017 are:
Sonja Andjelkovic (Category: Business model & organization)
Ms. Andjelkovic was awarded for her project Afara Academic Publishing. AAP is an innovative social entrepreneurship initiative that is aiming at publishing empirical research papers from university graduates from Africa/MENA region on an online platform that will be hosted in Berlin, Germany.
Official partner is the Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin). Interested researches on the region, e.g. universities, international organizations, libraries, research networks etc. can browse the data base of AAP and download the papers for a fee, that will directly benefit the author of the paper. The process of identification, quality check, publication and financial handling will be organized by a team in both Berlin and the institution in the partner country and through crowdvoting mechanisms, via App and peer-review system.
On one hand AAP will give graduates a chance to receive a compensation/income for their work as well as empower them to continue their academic carrier. On the other hand, AAP will offer researchers outside Africa/MENA a chance to enrich their knowledge on the region through genuine first-hand information.
Nadine Sydow (Category: Technology)
Ms. Sydow was awarded for her invention Sluxagon which is a painting that prevents slugs and snails from sticking to any vertical barrier. Thus, it saves your plants & veggies from being eaten by them! Simply apply the tensidic oil mixture with a brush on your favorite pottery, your raised flower bed, a lawn edging or whatsoever, let it dry until it is transparent…and witness the slugs to rail climbing onto these surfaces.
Sluxagon works like a soapy slide for snails, because their mucus frees the embedded tensides. The natural oil-based matrix warrants a long-terms rain resistance depending on the weather and the underground, at least 6 weeks up to a whole gardening season. In contrast, slug poison pellets work only half a week or less, if it’s raining.
Dr. Julia Borggräfe (Category: Service & Social)
Dr. Julia Borggräfe has developed and implemented a compensation model for equal pay for systematically analyzing factors of importance for determining gender-neutral compensation that is equitable for the tasks to be performed.
The review of pay equality at Messe Berlin analyzed the extent to which jobs are equivalent in terms of their actual requirements, independently of the individuals who carry them out. In the first step, we identified jobs that are carried out mostly by women or mostly by men. This was done by first composing three comparison pairs which were each classified at the same or roughly the same. Equivalence was established by using eg.check [English:”pay equality.check”], which is a recognized gender-neutral evaluation system that we adapted to the specific in-house conditions in the second step.