Pembroke student wins innovation prize

by Alice Oates

Victoria Herrmann has won the JM Kaplan Fund Innovation Prize to fund a research project on the impact of sea-level rise.

Ms Herrmann is a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and one of ten to be awarded the prestigious prize this year. Her project, Rising Tides, brings expertise on climate adaptation and cultural heritage to vulnerable communities through an online platform.  The project seeks to safeguard heritage whilst building social cohesion, preserving historic sites, and empowering local traditions to withstand climate change.

The Fund says: “The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is awarded to projects or ideas that represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need; are innovative within the Fund’s three funding areas; demonstrate the potential to develop an actionable pilot or prototype with Prize funding; and hold out the promise to benefit multiple individuals, communities, or sectors through a clearly articulated theory of change.”

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