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
Hurtlockers Medical Ltd
Explain your idea in details:
For too long, the delivery of first-aid has relied on the distant memories of first-aid training days. Yet every day, companies take huge risks that during a crisis their staff will be confident to deliver unsupported first-aid. Failure in this situation can lead to irrevocable reputational damage and huge compensation payments for failing to satisfy this legal requirement. This damage is what Hurtlockers seeks to prevent. We want to transform the way we deliver first-aid in the same way the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) changed how we confront a heart attack. We want to equip first-aiders of all ability to deliver life-saving care regardless of their level of training or experience. We are developing the world's first interactive first-aid kit which combines a fully equipped first-aid kit and the expertise of a first-aid training day in one solution. Through our revolutionary solution, Hurtlockers hopes to bring first-aid into the 21st Century. Just as the AED acts as an invaluable companion when an individual confronts a heart attack through its digital guides, we are developing Hurtlockers to be indispensable when an individual confronts the first-aid incident. We are digitising the instructions current first-aid kits offer as an afterthought and putting life-saving knowledge right at the heart of our solution. With a companion tablet containing narrated treatment guides equipped with animations, Hurtlockers will enable first-aiders to begin treatment from a position of knowledge. To accompany our companion tablet, we will offer a fully compartmentalised first-aid kit fully equipped with high-quality first-aid materials. Instead of the first-aid kit hidden away in a reception drawer packed with miscellaneous materials, the Hurtlockers first-aid kit will be of immediate value in a crisis. With each required piece of first-aid material being contained in its own specified compartment, Hurtlockers will simplify first-aid delivery.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Hurtlockers vision for sustainable development is simple. Within five years of launching our solution, we aim to begin transforming first-aid delivery beyond the UK and EU markets. By 2023, we want to enable any company or public place which seeks to improve its first-aid delivery to be able to access our solution. With the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) becoming increasingly prevalent outside of the North American and European markets, we aspire to follow this products expansion and make Hurtlockers available in locations the AED has struggled to achieve sustainable development such as Africa and Central America. We are actively seeking to develop partnerships with charities who distribute first-aid materials, vaccines and aid to communities across the developing world. Our solution can help these organisations to make knowledge accessible in communities reducing the strain on thinly spread doctors and nurses. We are eager to work with local experts to help tailor our solution to the unique conditions affecting individual communities. One of the key factors we will have to address in a developing a sustainable solution is converting Hurtlockers into a culturally appropriate solution. We will have to show respect for local cultures by ensuring our logo in Islamic communities does not contain a cross to symbolise first-aid and our animations respect societal norms. We will work to ensure that our solution is accessible in a range of languages and is tailored specifically to individual communities. We plan on identifying the language abilities of individual clients, ensuring that our solution can be used autonomously. We will equally provide guides for how training to use Hurtlockers can be communicated to community leaders, enabling our solution to enrich a community.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Hurtlockers seeks to offer a solution to the UN Sustainable Development of good health and wellbeing. Whilst our solution has been developed with the British Standard 8599 first-aid kit as its focus our solution is easily transferable to jurisdictions across the world. Our solution has initially focused on developing a domestic solution for the UK, but Hurtlockers aims to be scaled to explicitly assist and confront sustainable development targets 3.C and 3.D published by the UN (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg3). We are firstly aiming to support the development of health training outlined in target 3.C. Our solution seeks to bring the knowledge of a first-aid training day to help individuals confronting a crisis. Lack of knowledge surrounding how we deliver first-aid does not exist in a UK vacuum. With 72% of people in the UK not confident to deliver first-aid based on their current level of training, the extent of first-aid global uncertainty to deliver first-aid is huge. Secondly, we are committed to helping strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify global health risks. With our companion app capable of containing knowledge based on area-specific ailments, we can tailor our companion to assist identification and provide immediate advice on how to seek assistance. By allowing communities to identify crises early, we can help them to confront an emergency and pre-empt tragedy. Hurtlockers hopes to empower communities to deliver life-saving care. We want to ensure global communities have access to first-aid knowledge and we are eager to access funding to specifically research how we can translate our solution to locations which require improved first-aid care. By tailoring our product to the needs of individual communities and their cultures, we are confident Hurtlockers can successfully facilitate sustainable development in good health and wellbeing.
Director and Co-Founder of Hurtlockers Medical, the company seeking to transform how we deliver first-aid. I came on board with the company following its inception in an A-Level Technology and Design. With an orthodox entrepreneurial background, I have played an instrumental role in the development of Hurtlockers into a credible market solution. As a Law with Politics student at Queens University Belfast, my professional skill set has been developed through working as a political researcher and in various legal experiences. Despite not coming from a technological background, I am comfortable working with professionals in this discipline and helping to set mutual objectives. I am responsible for the business strategy and attempting to provide objective feedback on ideas, helping to convert our innovative ideas to solutions. My main skills surround resolution of legal issues in a broad range of areas. I have been committed to researching crucial issues that face the company such as our obligations surrounding the duty of care we have to both the first-aider and the recipient. I have also researched the global regulatory environment for first-aid and contributed to our developing our theory of global change. I have also played a key role in securing intellectual property concerning our designs and logos where I have used my legal experience to help secure our intellectual property. With my background working in politics, I play a leading role in crafting our pitches and writing applications. With experience in speech writing, I endeavour to ensure our writing is eloquent and our ideas effectively conveyed. I am constantly seeking new opportunities for funding and validation to ensure we can progress in our development.