These creative tech ideas won top honours at Future Lions student contest in Cannes

A fake news detector, a recycling tool, and a mobile app that helps children fall asleep at bedtime took home prizes at the Future Lions student competition in Cannes.

These creative tech ideas won top honours at Future Lions student contest in Cannes

This year’s Future Lions, AKQA’s global undergraduate competition that aims to discover new creative talent, awarded five student teams. The theme encouraged participants to create tomorrow and explore recent advances in technology. 

The 13th year of the competition attracted more than 2,290 participants from 386 schools across 55 countries, making it the biggest Future Lions so far.

Sweden’s Berghs School of Communication was named Future Lions School of the Year for the fifth year in a row after providing more shortlisted finalists than any other school. 

Winners received registration to Cannes Lions and their ideas were showcased at the Palais des Festivals. 

Snap Inc. and global youth empowerment organisation MiSK Foundation were the official partners of Future Lions 2018. 

View all the winning ideas below. 

Hush for Apple

Team: Junggle Kim, Chaeyeong Seo, and Cristina Marquez Barreto
School: Miami Ad School Hamburg; Miami Ad School Miami 

TrashScan for Google and Conversation International

Team: Emily Alek and Jingpo Li
School: Syracuse University, United States 

Truth Detector for Facebook

Team: Felipe Latgé, Davi Correia, André Pico, and Bruno Buhr
School: ESPM, Rio de Janeiro; Miami Ad School, Rio de Janeiro 

Tittut for IKEA

Team: Yerin Kim, Woo Jae Yoon, and Hyei Min Park
School: School of Visual Arts, United States

Financed by the Sun for Nationwide

Team: Alexandre Oliveira, and João Muri,
School: Miami Ad School, Rio de Janeiro