Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Our project mainly aims to develop a device to be coupled in the control of a bicycle that takes advantage of the force of the wind while it is pedaling, generating mechanical energy that is then converted into electrical energy. This energy will be stored in a battery and can be used to charge the battery of a mobile. We are a group composed of three young people who believe in the potential of impact positively on the world by means of small actions.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Every day we see news about the consequences of the greenhouse effect as climate change reducing glacier surface and atmospheric pollution. Our world demands a change of attitude and to achieve this everyone should be aware and consider aspects of sustainability in the decision-making at any level. And it was with this mentality that Pedal Verde was developed.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1 - Customer segments: the public in general who owns a bicycle or a scooter. 2 - Customer relationships: 3 - Channels: bicycle rental companies. Post sale. With the customer's purchase. 4 - Value propositions: Low cost, eco-friendly and innovation. 5 - Revenue streams: investors, sponsors, cross-funding and direct selling. 6 - Key partners: used manufacturing pieces pages (recycled), bicycle rental companies, universities. 7 - Cost structures: the cost of raw materials, manufacturing cost, advertisement, marketing, fixed costs of the business office such as water, electricity, internet and rent and other administrative expenses. 8 - Key resources: the product manufacturing pieces. 9 - Key activities: supply of product's parts, staging parts, advertising.
I am a young Brazilian living in Spain and I am 27 years old. First, I have a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy for the Federal University of Maranhão. I lived in Bloomington-Normal in Illinois, for one year and a half as an exchange student at Illinois State University. Now, I am studying Energy Resources Engineering at the University of Jaén. Second, I have strong analytical, written and communication skills. I have a strong work ethic and am committed to success. I study many languages in my native country of Brazil, which allows me to easily adjust to other languages. I can also add that I have a passion for foreign languages and I really enjoy studying them. They are an inseparable part of my life. I would like to stress that I work and interact well with others. In fact, being an English teacher helped me to become even stronger at working with others, and in particular, helping and taking responsibility for the progress of a class in a tactful and proactive manner. Finally, In Spain, I started to get interested in entrepreneurship and decided to participate in an event promoted by IF Open Innovation S.L. which It is based on open innovation and the hybridization of knowledge to move it from paper to action in only 48 hours. Our project got the first place and we were classified to participate in the Ideas Factory Summit in Seville. Pedal Verde won the innovation award in that event, in which it competed with other 18 projects more, coming from all Andalucía.