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:
In fact, that are the main challenges that effect on all sides of the world today. We should develop our material and the ways for the industry to be on track. My solution provides replacing the traditional lamp by fluorescent microalgae and placed the algae on chitosan to get its nutrients. After about one-year, the algae will dry, and we will get from it antidrug and antibacterial. Another challenge is the pollution and global warming phenomenon. Throughout human history, the industry has driven the advance of civilization. As we know; without industry, there is no development, no technology, and no life. Chosen the fluorescent microalgae as a source of light, heat, food, and nutrient by the photosynthesis process. In addition to work as filtration to the air from the carbon dioxide, it has the ability to absorb the CO2 from the air more than a regular tree where the amount of CO2 consumed by the microalgae during one year is equal to that of a tree during its lifetime. Adding polymers to the microalgae through immobilization process to give nutrient to it then after two years, these algae will be transferred to anti-bacteria and vitamins. Regarding the bacteria, it has undergone genetic modification where through using the non-pathogenic virus, it has received the operon of an oyster that switched on the manufacture of the luciferin protein. It has the ability to detect pollutants and their concentrations through an inverse relationship between the illumination and toxicity. Also, the addition of nutrients to both organisms will increase their efficiency and develop their performances. The addition of calcium alginate and chitosan polymer through the immobilization process helped to achieve this goal. The project can be used in roads to provide light and also in the industrial areas to reduce the emissions of CO2.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
As an enterprise, I must look with the eye of the customer, what he needs, what problems he faces and what previous solutions were present. Moreover, we must point out the main challenges that can threaten the quietness of our lives. Nothing is more essential than health, but also we face many phenomena that can have very difficult consequences on health and on the world economy, these phenomena are global warming and pollution. The customers need a vital solution to these two crises, where I updated on the previous solutions provided to produce my own, which is using the living organisms themselves that suffer from this problem to solve it, and this solution is uninterrupted one, due to adding the nutrients, the microalgae and bacteria will be able to survive and perform with the highest efficiency for a longer period of time, so we used the bioluminescence concept in converting the chemical energy present in the organism's body to be light energy with fighting the pollution and GHG. So, it provides a permanent key to satisfy customer needs and acts as a first step to fight pollution.
Sustainability and future plans
I have a passion that besides my main studies I will build my own startup that has a specific vital purpose that might aid someone in the future. For this goal, I started to read about startups, business, and investment. At first, I did not understand honestly this interaction and found myself confused about this aim and its steps, but then I realized how important this solution is and it can actually save someone's life. For this reason, I continued my path, entered an educational project for startups and business in the faculty of commerce in Egypt, took online courses, took three mentorships and two internships in different companies and startups, entered program for entrepreneurship, and now I decided my business model canvas, market, and objectives as well. Firstly (prototype building stage), I worked in the Research Institute and the faculty of sciences in Alexandria, Egypt, and they nourished my project and provided me all the needed materials, then I decided that I will move to a greater step after finishing the prototype, testing it and entering many competitions, I started to draw my business model, where my market will be he highways and the industrial bases. I communicated with the Minister of Environment and explained my idea through a conference and I was promised that my project will be built in real society.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I got an internship in B2B company in Hyderabad as a marketer for content strategy, web development, programming, I was accepted in EmpowerX program in AUC for scholarships, freelancing and training, I was accepted in Progirls program for Goethe Institute and got a mentoring in Pirelli company for marketing and machines, I got training for presentation skills in MAC company, I got accepted in Oxbridge international summer school programs, I got accepted in Model of United Nations in Thailand, I got a training for studying MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and applied this in starting the MBA Certificate, I am an Exchange participant in AIESIC Egypt, I was a mentee in New York Academy in STEM U Mentoring program, I was a translator at Coursera, I was a Pr in Street Doctor Team, I was an Hr in Upgrade project, I was a member in MUNplanet, I was a researcher at TID team, BeD team, I was an Ac (Academic member) at Model of African Union (MAU) and gave sessions at Bibliotheque Alexandrina about Africa, I was a trainer at Clouds Project and prepared sessions with workshops about soft skills, I was a trainer at the Model of Companies Simulation (MCS) and gave sessions about investment, economy, and companies. For competitions, I participated in Climatelaunchpad competition, EISTF, Google fair, Intel ISEF, Go Green in the City 2019, Olympiad Biology, Kangaroo, Brain Bee. I took several courses in marketing, entrepreneurship, where I started the MBA Certificate, Inbound marketing, digital marketing, and courses in AI "Artificial Intelligence", Virtual Reality, brainstorming, Enneagram, Psychology, leadership, negotiation. Although business is not my field of study, I had the passion to have powerful knowledge in this field and also other fields, not only of studies so one day, it can reach and help people.