Audience Choice Awards - Shell Ideas360

Audience Choice Awards

VOTE FOR THE IDEA YOU THINK CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

This year in Shell Ideas360, over 17000 students collaborated to share over 750 innovative ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s energy, water and food resources. Through the various stages our team of expert reviewers critically evaluated all their submissions and finally shortlisted the five finalist ideas of Shell Ideas360 2016/2017.

This year we are excited to give you, our audience, the chance to vote for the idea that inspires you the most! The team with the highest number of votes will receive the Audience Choice Award at #makethefuture Live in London. The voting period is from May 13 to May 23, 2017.

Check out the ideas of the five finalists of Shell Ideas360 2016/2017 below and use the poll to vote for the idea you think has the potential to change the world!

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WHAT IF 3D PRINTING PURIFIED WATER

Idea Name – TheBlueTap
Team –
TheBlueTap
University – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Idea Summary:
Hailing from the UK, TheBlueTap chlorine injector is a delivery system, built by 3D printers, that injects chlorine into water as it flows through a pipe. Based on the Venturi principle, the product can be locally maintained and initially created for just $16, making it affordable and easy to use for local plumbers. TheBlueTap’s solution is not just an innovative product, but a distribution method that ensures maintenance and installation are simple.

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WHAT IF PLASTIC BOTTLES FINESSED FISHING

Idea Name – Fix&Fish
Team –
 Delft Idea Group
University – Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Idea Summary:
Representing the Netherlands, Fix&Fish is an idea that centres around changing how we view the problem of plastic waste accumulation. How? By creating processing plants that convert plastic waste into fishnets using low-tech processes easily replicable in local communities. Watch how this idea tackles growing food demand and plastic waste accumulation simultaneously.

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WHAT IF SOIL PROVIDED STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Idea Name – KoolStore
Team –
 Team Rocket
University – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Idea Summary:
Coming from Singapore, Team Rocket have created KoolStore, an affordable and simple tool that keeps fresh produce cool for households without regular access to electricity. The container uses passive and evaporative cooling methods whilst air pockets within the product itself provide insulation. Watch how the KoolStore model can be easily used and built.

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WHAT IF SOLAR POWER WAS MORE INTELLIGENT

Idea Name – Smart Panels
Team –
Smart Panels
University – University of Texas at Austin, United States of America

Idea Summary:
Smart Panels is an innovative energy solution from a US team that addresses an existing problem with a form of renewable energy technology: solar panels. By shaping memory alloy into springs that stretch when cool, watch how this simple system ensures a solar panel continually faces the sun’s position in the sky by responding to a temperature gradient. This helps increase its energy output, and provide solar energy to cost-sensitive customers.

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WHAT IF WATER INSULATION COOLED YOUR HOME

Idea Name – Passive Solar Water Wall
Team –
 Takniquee
University – Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Idea Summary:
Air cooling systems require a huge amount of energy to run – they account for 40% of Delhi’s total electricity and 20% of total household electricity in the US. Watch how Takniquee created by a team in India, have created a solution that reduces electricity consumption and carbon footprint by installing water tanks in the walls of a building. The water is heated and passively circulated keeping the inner wall relatively cool, reducing the air temperature and the need for air cooling systems.

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