Engineering For Change Challenge to Design Solutions for Zero Hunger and Clean Water

Date limite : 04 mai 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Engineering for Change

Niveau d'études:

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Engineering For Change Challenge to Design Solutions for Zero Hunger and Clean Water

Engineering For Change platform is offering Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge, that aims to drive solutions for zero hunger and clean water.

Challenge tracks:

Hunger zero: 

Objective: A way to reduce the farm-to-table food loss in lower resource settings that lack electricity, through designing a postharvest off-grid preservation technology.

  • Example of applications:
  1. Storage.
  2. Refrigeration.

Clean water track:

Objective: A way to remove salt contamination from water that is low-cost and energy-efficient, though designing a very low-cost, energy-efficient, scalable technology for desalinating brackish water.

  • Example of applications:
  1. Drinking water.
  2. Irrigation for farming.

Participation rules:

  1. Sign-up as a member on the Engineering for Change (E4C) website for free.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the Resources section, in particular:
    1. SDGs and 50 Breakthroughs.
    2. Tools provided by E4C and Siemens.
  3. Identify a problem, or opportunity, within one of the two stated challenge tracks above. Consider prior-art and how access, efficiency and/or usability might be improved through design, engineering or manufacturing.
  4. Review the Design Parameters document for your selected track, for hunger zero from this link, or and for clean water from this link
  5. Assemble a team. While individuals may participate by themselves, it is highly beneficial to leverage diverse backgrounds. Team composition will be considered during the judging process.
  6. Draft an initial solution concept. Note that you will refine this concept over the course of the challenge. Solutions should address one of the two challenges posted. (At the planning & concept phase, concepts may be explorative, but should start to answer the questions listed in the Design Parameters for every track.
  7. Download your free license of Siemens Solid Edge 3D CAD software from your Engineering for Change account.

Required materials:

  1. Submit a text based application, explaining the problem area you are addressing and your proposed solution.
  2. Submit a short (60 seconds maximum) video introducing your team and product concept.
  3. Research and explore the needs of your end user.
  4. Design your concept in 3D CAD.
  5. Iterate your design based on the research you have conducted and provide justification for your decisions.
  6. Simulate how your product works.
  7. Submit a video pitch of your proposed solution.

Prizes:

  • For zero hunger track:
  1. One winner/winning team will be selected for the track. The winner will receive $10,000 USD and the opportunity to meet Siemens USA CEO in person.
  2.  The winner will be promoted across Siemens USA and Engineering for Change platforms and receive exclusive invitations to industry events.
  • For clean water track:
  1. One winner/winning team will be selected for the track. The winner will receive $10,000 USD and the opportunity to meet Siemens USA CEO in person.
  2. The winner will be promoted across Siemens USA and Engineering for Change platforms and receive exclusive invitations to industry events.

About Engineering for Change:

Engineering for Change (E4C) is an online platform and international community of engineers, scientists, non-governmental organizations, local community advocates and other innovators working to solve global development problems. The organization's founding partners are the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders USA.

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