Envent: E-waste in not waste any more
Mobile phone technology is growing by leaps and bounds, in an exponential curve so steep that what could not have been possible a couple of years back turns into a feature we just cannot live without today. Our cellphones have become beyond smart – perhaps even intuitive – from sensing when we wake up to how many steps we have walked on a particular day to our favorite hangout spots in the city, they seem to know it all. But have you wondered what happens to our old cell phones when we discard them for a newer and better model?
While solving each problem in a city individually might seem far fetched and not viable economically, Can we designers, think of systems that cross through these different problems and solve them in a productive way? Perhaps systems, where the outcomes of one problem can be solutions for another – such as can e-waste, provide us the necessary configurations to not only reduce the discarded electronics but to provide solutions to other urban issues as well?Most discarded cell phones are still in perfect working condition and contain a plethora of components- motion, light, sound, camera, magnetic field, e-gyroscope and a lot more. Can these sensors be used collectively or individually, in an innovative way, to tackle real-world urban problems in our present day cities?
To recycle our old cellphones
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 15000$
First Prize: 5000$
1st Runner up: 1500$
2nd Runner up: 1500$
3rd Runner up: 1500$
1st most appreciated project: 500$
2nd most appreciated project: 500$
3rd most appreciated project: 500$
4th most appreciated project: 500$
14 Honorable mentions for the best-received projects:
250$ x 14 Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction to the degree or design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
There is no restriction to the number of members who can participate in a team.
The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes October 30, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project November 9, 2019
Winners announcement Date December 20, 2019
Location of Competition
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