Best Ideas 2020 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.
Business Service Plan: Optimized Electric Floor Heating Ceramic Tile
Explain your idea in details:
The optimized electric floor heating ceramic tile is aimed to achieve improvement in practicability and performance compared to traditional ones so as to meet peoples increasing requirement for living comfort. Since it changes the carbon fiber paving approaches, it can cover larger utility area of heat conduction. In addition, it is more energy-saving, as the newly added temperature retaining layer has better heat preservation, then it does not need to be repeatedly heated by electricity. Besides, the surface of heat dissipation layer uses waterproof coating material to avoid the damage of humidity to human health. Its innovation lies in material improvement, design improvement and energy-saving improvement. It consists of heat dissipation layer, heating layer and heat insulation layer from top to bottom. The heat dissipation layer is composed of ceramic tiles with good thermal conductivity, because it has no thermal expansion and contraction as wooden material does. The heating layer is made of carbon fiber heating wire, which is wrapped by XLPE insulation layer and shielding coat, and then the grounding wire ensures double-layer protection and is embedded in a insulation plate made of XPS extruded board and insulation metal, which can greatly reduce the frequent heating of switch system and achieve energy-saving effect. Design improvement refers to the optimization of the path of the carbon fiber heating wire in the heating layer to maximize the heat dissipation. Energy-saving improvement is to change the heating approach of traditional ceramic tile, which is connected with each other and integrated to generate heat, to the current approach, namely, each tile connecting to the main line of main power supply and generating heat independently. The main line is connected with an intelligent temperature controller to sense and control the temperature change in the room.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The project aligns with SDG 3Good-health and Well-beingand SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. In terms of SDG 3, floor heating is in line with the fitness theory of "warming feet and cooling the top", which is the most comfortable heating method and the symbol of modern life quality. That the heat starts from the sole of the foot to the head conforms to the physiological principles of the human body and can promote normal metabolism. The heating mode is natural and soft: The far-infrared wave length goes deep into the human body, which makes the temperature of the deep subcutaneous tissue rise and the microvasculature expand, promotes blood circulation, and also plays the role of activating cells and enhancing immunity. It also complies with SDG 9, namely, industry, innovation, and infrastructure. On the one hand, with the continuous warming of urban real estate industry, and people's demand for environmentally friendly, comfortable, energy-saving and convenient heating methods, the new type of electric heating has entered people's vision: intelligent electric floor heating system. My optimized electric floor heating ceramic tile, with features of comfort, warmth, fashion, and environment-friendliness will be recognized by the society. On the other hand, despite the relevant industry standards issued by the state, there are still some problems in the floor heating industry. With the further maturity of the floor heating industry and more intense competition, those enterprises that follow the beaten track may be eliminated by the market; and innovative companies that can meet people's growing needs can survive. This product is ahead of other companies in the same industry due to its breakthrough in materials, design and energy saving, so it can form a production scale.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1)Funds Our capital mainly comes from venture capital, angel investor and personal fund. Our channels for obtaining funds include participating in venture capital meetings, visiting angel investors, and cooperating with relatives or friends. In return, we will transfer part of the equity of company.Our initial capital is mainly used for research& development and marketing. 2Partnership Our partners mainly include ceramic tile industry company (producing ceramic tiles), energy-saving building materials technology company (purchasing ceramic tile materials), electric heating equipment company (purchasing materials), decoration company (inviting them to recommend our product to users). 3Business Model We will take the Internet as the main marketing channel, integrating the upstream and downstream resources of the ceramic tile industry with the Internet, and providing consumers with cost-effective, time-saving and labor-saving services in the way of "low price package + service commitment + process monitoring". In the future, the profit of ceramic tile industry is mainly based on its ability to integrate resources of all parties and the transaction flow of creativity. In addition, we will adopt the agent system to cooperate with the above-mentioned cooperative companies. Our main partners are major decoration companies. If the decoration company recommends our products to the residents, we will pay them a commission. We will also publicize our product on the Internet platform, such as Taobao live, Little Red Book, etc, hoping to make our product's environmental health concept deeper into our target users. Besides, for the senior group and hospitals, we are willing to sell our product at a lower price. we hope that in this way we can contribution to the public welfare.
Because my family is engaged supplying ceramic tile raw materials (quartz powder), I often watched the raw materials manufactured in the factory and learned about the high-frequency utilization products of the raw materials - ceramics, ceramic tiles, etc. With the arrival of the intelligent era, people ' requirement for living condition is constantly improving. Meanwhile, the housing decoration market has been heating up. I thought there would be a great market potential for optimized ceramic tile, so I began to think about how to improve the traditional floor heating ceramic tile. Some seniors of my family frequented the hospital as they suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis, a common disease in South China, especially in Guangdong province, an area with much higher humidity than other areas. Then it occurred to me that I could optimized the floor heating ceramic tile in a way that can reduce the humidity. Thereafter, I studied the principle of floor heating, and found out that if I increase the heating speed I can reduce the humidity relatively. Then after a series of experiment, I finally designed the present optimized the floor heating ceramic tilewhich can deal with the humidity in wet season, reduce the risk bringing forth by the slippery floor and improve the safety level. Besides, I witness the decline of traditional ceramic tile industry because each link is relatively blocked, and the R & D capacity is insufficient, which will lead to the tremendous loss of the enterprise. Then I think that I can use the network to integrate the upstream and downstream resources, and pay attention to product research and development. On the one hand, this can put an end to the waste of resources, reduce the price, and designers can also design products that meet the needs of customers.