Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
Wildfires cannot be avoided , but the earlier the response the minimum the damage and the cost . to improve the earlier response continius monitoring of the areas during the warmer months of the year. such large areas can be easly be monitored by the air but planes have a high cost and also are limited by the pilot. Drones have the all the benefits coming from autonomus flight but still suffer from limited flight time due to batteries. Gliders can fly for hours or days given the right enviroment ( hills and valleys for changing air currents) a combinations of those can provide a valuable solution to early warning.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
first step is design and create the drone to match the glider speccifications, new design is required siply because existing ones have all been created with an engine, then the software for flight autonoy and after that the ability to monitor the areas and hopefully catch one as it starting . target goal is the good cooperation with the fire department so that they can react as fast as possible.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
bussiness model is much like a logistical perations getting paid for the monitoring of an area , with the costs significantly lower than other methods so that can be afforded by any community that wants to prevent damaged , as for the financing source a venture capital is required for the begging , collaboration with states and countries is nessesery for the idea to work.
Just graduated ( 23 years old ) with and engineering degree in materials , with a speciallity in aerospace grade componnents, also a good knowledge of image prossesing and autonomous systems which i aquired of a few personal projects with drones.Given the location that i grew up ( Greece ) wildfires were a common phainomenon during summer months. My passion for drones tech and the the problem that i faces one day intercepted each other with me coming up with this idea