Each week during five weeks, three (of fifteen) persons behind winning ideas from the innovationcontest Smart Living Challenge are presented. Info #2/5.
WINNING IDEA: InsectCity - BuzzBuilding
TEAM: Rahel Belatchew Lerdell, Emma Ståhlberg, Kayrokh Moattar, František Orth, Lina Gustafsson Moberg, Niels Pettersson and Maja Claesson
FROM: Stockholm, Sweden
Rahel Belatchew Lerdell is the founder of Belatchew Arkitekter. She has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, and has worked as an architect in Paris, Luxemburg, Tokyo and Stockholm. BuzzBuilding is still at the idea stage, and Rahel says it would be great to discuss possibilities with actors that have knowledge in; the food and restaurant industry (how can we open up the inhabitants of Stockholm, or Sweden and other Western countries for that matter, to the idea of eating insects); farming (are there actors interested in handling everyday operations) and real estate (would anyone be interested in financing such a building and project). See InsectCity - BuzzBuilding presented here (http://2014.smartlivingchallenge.com/ideas/buzzbuilding) .
WINNING IDEA: E-Flush
TEAM: Mwila Lwando, Ray Willbern, Chisangu Matome and Lydia Chibambo
FROM: Lusaka, Zambia
Mwila Lwando is a chartered accountant with a Masters of Science Degree in Strategic management and Post graduate diploma in project management. He is CEO and co-founder of Fingertip Technologies, a Mobile app and Innovation company in Zambia and also CEO and co-founder of the Tech Hub Lusaka Innovation Village. Mwila says that they are looking at making this idea a reality and bring other partners on board to make this not a country project but a global project that will help and improve lives and to cut down their carbon footprint. See E-Flush presented here (http://2014.smartlivingchallenge.com/ideas/e-flush) .
WINNING IDEA: Electro Rest
TEAM: Jessica Tunon, Brendan Casey and Robin Tim Weis
FROM: Washington, USA
Jessica Tunon has background in finance, completed undergraduate degree with honors from Lynn University in Business Management and is founder & CEO of Netwalking SM LLC and featured in news media outlets regarding her work in livability. In Sweden, Jessica hopes to meet and build relationships with amazing and inspiring people and help create solutions to active living and transportation. Jessica and the team would need a sizable amount of seed money to develop the mobile platform. Additionally, a government funded tax incentive program for people to install EV charging stations at their homes would make the program succeed much more quickly. See Electro Rest presented here (http://2014.smartlivingchallenge.com/ideas/electro-rest) .
A well thought –through design and beautifully presented proposal to introduce a new culinary experience to the citizens of cities. Tasteful architecture to allure the understanding for eco-system services in leftover dense urban settings.
E-flush has a potential to reduce a whole range of problems connected to basic sanitation in developing countries around the world.
Electro rest is a promising idea simultaneously contributing to sustainable transport, a sustainable energy system and increased social networks.