Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
Our Product Evokit is a set of mechanical and electronic parts that can be assembled and programmed in order to deliver a revolutionary learning experience of new technologies which is submerged in amusement and knowledge. To increase the fun, firstly we have integrated a set of documents that serves as a guide for children in their adventures and gives them a set of proposals for different uses and a large database of codes to try. Multiple sketches also were added as terrains for classical practical tests such as line following, obstacle avoidance, sumo Secondly, weve created an Android control application that serves as an alternative to control the robot. Because of its simplicity of use, the application was admired by all of those who tried it. Evokit was crafted with the purpose to be the suitable product that will contribute to the technological awakening among children starting from 8 years old. It is easy to assemble, easy to program and it is expandable according to the kids desire since we believe that the imagination must never have limits. Our robot supports, among others, the different children visual programming languages, which are fast, easy to understand and requires no previous experience.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We live in an era where technological development is expanding in a fast way and artificial intelligence is now a predominant part of our lives. Our new generations are witnessing the lifestyle that go along with these profound changes. However, being familiar with these technologies doesnt necessary imply that they have the right set of skills they need in their studies or future jobs. This was proven by new studies that showed that the reason behind the increase in the number of unemployed recent graduates of today comes as direct result of the incompatibility between the offer in the skills and the demand in the labor market. Nowadays, there is a strong rising will in our communities to care for the future generations and to invest in their education and encourage them to participate in the creation of these new technologies. In the same context the products we offer, that have the potential to reach hundreds of student in Tunisia only, comes as a solution to fill the gap between knowing how to use technology and knowing how to build technology.
Sustainability and future plans
In addition to our product, we offer tailor-made trainings specific to each client segment provided by educational experts. In addition, our minimalist design allows the adding of future extensions for a wide range of uses, enabling us to work more in the future on selling accessories. After working for the last school year with multiple organizations, we started to receive orders from parents, schools and clubs. We have been able to sell to more than 200 client in the last few months. Now we have started to work on our strategy to reach more clients, from marketing and Research and Development. Our aim is to multiply our sales by 3 times in the next year and to enter at least one new market. Thats why we need to master our production, and we need to keep in mind that entering a new market have to be done carefully.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Im a 28 years old Tunisian Mechatronics Engineer Graduated with honors from the National Engineering School of Sousse. Co-founder and CEO of EVOCARFT, a startup which was selected in 2018 among the top 10 startups in the world by Startup Istanbul program, and that is working on creating high tech robots designed to teach kids about software development and electronics. I studied Operations Management in the International Management Institute in New Delhi, India during My participation in the ITEC program insured by the Indian Ministry of foreign affairs. I worked a lot on empowering Youth while participating in different workshops and trainings across Tunisia in order to share my knowledge and expertise with others. I have been active in defending the right for good quality education for children in rural areas with the cooperation of multiple youth organizations.