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.

Sponge City

Stage of Idea conceptual stage, planning stage

Explain your idea in details:

The present scenario is that trillions of litres free rainwater drop into the world's cities each year , yet most of it is channeled straight into gutters , drains and rivers. Urban flooding has also increased greatly and there is no long term vision on how to tackle such climate change. Measures such as sunken greenfield , permeable pavements , green roofs and so on can significantly reduce runoffs. Among these measures permeable pavements creates an opportunity. Permeable roads and specifically water permeable bricks can be used as a sponge in a sponge city and are intended for drainage and water saving channel. I have a procedure on how to create permeable bricks although it requires some more research. Moreover it can be made from waste materials which is also beneficial for the environment. The aim is to build a permeable brick and perform the model of sponge city in a small area which will act as a prototype to attract investments and contracts and give the world a new vision to tackle such climate change .

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The present scenario is that trillions of litres free rainwater drop into the world's cities each year , yet most of it is channeled straight into gutters , drains and rivers. Urban flooding has also increased greatly and there is no long term vision on how to tackle such climate change. Sponge City refers to a city that can be "elastic" like sponge under the influence of environmental changes and natural disasters. It is designed to passively absorb , clean and use rainfall in an ecologically friendly way that reduces runoff and reuses the water in other activities . The target is to conserve the large amount of rainwater which goes wasted to be used in other activities like agriculture , industries , household , etc .

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The aim is to build a permeable brick and perform the model of sponge city in a small area which will act as a prototype to attract investments and contracts and give the world a new vision to tackle such climate change . As the world is finding solutions on how to tackle such problems , this proposed business idea is unique , profitable and beneficial for the environment. It is both value innovative and has very little international competition.

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Your profile

I am an aspiring young boy of 18 who wants to make a huge difference in this world and bring value innovative solutions to tackle climate change. I dropped out of college to pursue my vision and made a considerable progress in making the permeable brick but due to lack of resources couldn't continue. I want to be mentored by remarkable people who will share the same vision as mine and who will shape my personality and build my character as an entrepreneur.

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September 18, 2020 19:45

Thank you very much for applying for the YCEC 2020. Your entrepreneurial efforts are admirable! Your ideas are awesome and I/m here to tell you that you have my support till the last day of the competition, and as a sign of my support I will vote for you tomorrow because right now my voting time for today is gone.

September 18, 2020 00:00

Hello,
I think you are doing well! Congratulations on your idea.
Young today, we are all called to contribute with our ideas, our projects, for the advancement of this world. Each of our ideas can bring change for our society. This shows the need to plan and structure our project ideas well. We must take care to think well and define our goals. Why do we have this idea? How will we do to keep it running? What impact will our business have on society? We must therefore put the emphasis on the structuring of our project ideas since, in addition to the presentation and realization of our project ideas, we must think about its sustainability and its contribution to sustainable development.
This is my support for you!!! Keep going with your idea Sponge City

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18291/

September 12, 2020 20:07

My dear [email protected] City, your idea to harvest rain water during rainfalls to be used for multiple purposes is a wonderful one dear. Indeed when there is rainfall, it should be harvested to further usage when it will be best useful. To add to your solution, I am sharing with you questions from one of our trainings that can help in refining your idea.

What business model will I follow to implement this idea?
What methodology or strategy will I use during different processes of implementing this idea?
Which are the processes I have to go through until the finalization of the idea?
What means or tools do I need to implement my idea?
Which are my potential collaborators, investors?

I honestly suggest that before you submit your idea or project, please ask yourself these questions and even if you have submitted your idea, do remember that we still have opportunity to refine our ideas and resubmit. I hope that you find this beneficial to your idea.

Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Finally, I have commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments
@https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

September 12, 2020 18:04

My [email protected] city, your idea intending to ensure that rain water that most often goes down drains is harvester for other multiple usage is indeed awesome. If the world take time to harvest rain wayer even in its minute way, agriculture will not suffer much during drought period espercially for farmers. Weldone and congrates dear.

While this idea is worth execution, I suggest you also take the online campus training to gain more insight, understanding, skills and knowledge to successfully execute the idea and meaningfully impact on the society. Also should you come online any of these days, please do consider supporting my idea Eduheal to enable me provide educational opportunities to millions of Nigerian children without access to education. Support me with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Best wishes on your implementation