Audience Choice Awards - Shell Ideas360

Audience Choice Awards

VOTE AND HELP YOUR FAVOURITE IDEA WIN THE GRAND PRIZE!

This year in Shell Ideas360, around 17,000 students collaborated to share over 1,100 innovative ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s energy, food and water resources. Through the various stages, our team of expert reviewers critically evaluated all their submissions and finally shortlisted five ideas for the Shell Ideas360 2017/2018 final.

You can help the team behind your favourite idea win the grand prize when you vote for them to win the Shell Ideas360 Audience Choice Award!

Votes made for the Shell Ideas360 Audience Choice Award will make up 20% of the criteria that will determine the winner of this season’s grand prize: an adventure of a lifetime. Additionally, the team with the most votes will win the Shell Ideas360 Audience Choice Award and receive special prizes.

Vote for the idea that inspires you the most from June 15 to July 5, 2018 (1200 GMT)! Winners will be announced live at the #MakeTheFuture festival in London.

Check out the ideas of the five finalists of Shell Ideas360 2017/2018 below and use the poll to vote for the idea you think can change the world!

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WHAT IF GOOD BACTERIA CLEANED SEAWATER?

Idea Name – BioDesal
Team –
Ninja_MDC
University – American University of Sharjah, UAE

Idea Summary:
This team from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE came up with BioDesal. BioDesal’s purpose is to improve the process of desalination by converting seawater directly to solid salts and drinking water. The idea proposes using special bacteria and organic solvents to precipitate salt out of seawater. This uses less energy, creates less waste salt, and generates more valuable byproducts than traditional desalination processes.

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WHAT IF ROBOTS PICKED RIPE FRUIT?

Idea Name – LV FruitFly System: Smart Cable-Suspended Robotic Orchard Harvesting Solution
Team –
LV Consulting
University – University of Texas at Austin, USA

Idea Summary:
From the University of Texas at Austin, this team hopes to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winning team, which hails from the same institution. This year, the team aims to triumph with an idea that focuses on food with the LV FruitFly – a robotic fruit harvesting platform that will make it easier and cheaper to provide healthy fruit to improve our diets and support more sustainable farming practices.

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WHAT IF PLASTIC POWERED CARS?

Idea Name – Smart Car Microalgae Cultivation Support
Team – SMART CAR MCS
University – Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Idea Summary:
Plastic waste is a growing problem, which is having a very negative impact on our environment all around the globe. This team from Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, has come up with a revolutionary idea to use the heat from car exhaust fumes to break down plastic waste and turn it into fuel, helping to turn a waste product into clean energy.

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WHAT IF BUILDINGS POWERED CITIES?

Idea Name – Notusail
Team –
Notusail
University – University of Bordeaux, France

Idea Summary:
With a growing population comes a greater need for clean, renewable energy. Current wind energy technology requires large amounts of materials, land and energy which all create negative impacts for the environment. The team from the University of Bordeaux have an idea to produce coatings for buildings to convert wind into usable electricity. In this way both renewable energy and material criticality are considered.

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WHAT IF FEATHERS FILTERED WASTE WATER?

Idea Name – Feather Adsorbent
Team –
L’etranger
University – University of Melbourne, Australia

Idea Summary:
The team from the University of Melbourne, Australia, has come up with an idea to put the billions of chicken feathers typically sent to landfill every year to good use. It suggests using the feathers to help absorb toxins from wastewater to reduce its impact on the environment and potentially offer a way to deliver clean water to areas of need. This offers a green, sustainable and natural alternative to chemical absorbents.

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