Elonroad. A new electric-road concept for charging vehicles while driving
In a world of global warming, we need to find alternative solutions to our road transports. In Sweden they account for about 30% of carbon dioxide emissions. Electric vehicles are more than twice as efficient compared to internal combustion engines. Batteries are, however, large, expensive and take time to charge. To increase the use of electric vehicles, these disadvantages need to be addressed and a better solution found. Electric-roads transmit electric power to the vehicle during driving which makes it possible to charge and propel the vehicle with electricity from the grid. This would solve the problem of both the charging time and mileage and reduce the need for battery capacity.
Open Lab Skåne
Malmö University College/Magdalena Almén
The aim of the project is to develop marketing materials to reach out to users of Open Lab Skåne. Open Lab Skåne will make it easier for companies to use the lab and instrumentation at the region’s seats of learning, thus promoting regional research, development and innovation within life science and chemistry. By making these resources available, more small and medium-sized companies will have the opportunity to develop ideas for new drugs and treatments.
Linn Wrangmark och Frida McCabe
The IV bracelet is a concept bracelet that will be used in healthcare. The bracelet ensures that tubing, with e.g. blood or medicine, stays in place during intravenous treatments such as dialysis, drip or blood transfusion. The bracelet has brackets for different kinds of hoses. Today, tape is used to secure the tubing in intravenous treatments in order to prevent the risk of needles being pulled out or damage caused to the blood vein. Tape is a disposable product and not as reliable as it can, for instance, easily come off. It may irritate the skin of the patient and in some cases even cause dermatitis.
Methodology for Cocreating Shared Spaces
The Connectors Society/ Julieta Talavera
For three years we have been experimenting with processes to use collective intelligence for the common good. This has led us to find that the dialectic relationship between spaces and people is central to solving social challenges. By giving room for users of a city to play an active role in delivering new solutions, we allow a sense of co-ownership to form. Participatory Citizenship is rising on the agenda of the European Commission, and we want to pioneer the concept of co-created cities.
Production of prototype and verification of patent-pending hospital bed
Currently, the medical service is battling against several problems in the direct care of bedridden patients. The moving of patients can cause physical injury to caregivers and is a tedious and time-consuming process that requires several caregivers at the same time. Today’s hospital beds are awkward to manage and provide no assistance to the caregiver in daily routines such as the changing of sheets, the turning or moving of a patient on the bed or from one bed to another. There is, therefore, a great need for a substantially improved and new type of hospital bed. A prototype of the product, product PuzzleBed has shows improved working conditions for the caregiver and a less demanding hospital stay for the patient.
Waste flow of water and fertilisers from aquaculture to agriculture
Scandinavian Aquasystems AB/Johan Ljungquist and Mikael Olenmark
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector worldwide and 50% of all consumed fish is farmed. Swedish and European politicians alike have aquaculture development on their agenda for job creation and food production in the EU. Aquaculture is considered an environmentally hazardous activity and impacts on the environment and its organisms in both the short and the long term, not least with huge nitrogen and phosphorus emissions. By integrating aquaculture with agriculture more synergy effects can be realised, partly by better water utilization (used first for fish farming and then for irrigation) and partly by using the excess nutrients produced by aquaculture on farmland.
The Bikes vs. Cars App – We Are many
WG Film/ Glynnis Ritter
The Bikes vs Cars App. The app stores the user’s cycling trips and converts the distance into CO2 emissions and oil saved. It provides both an individual and a collective experience, tracking and recording the user’s own bike trips, and also sharing the data so that a global total number of kilometres travelled and CO2/oil saved is shown. This collected data is being displayed through The Bike Data Project is platform created for the app. We hope the data will be used as a basis for a larger, political discussion around traffic, oil and climate change, and can at the same time function as feedback for city-planners to build bike friendly cities.
Scalable and available digital homework help
Learner Sweden AB/Fredrik Leifland
In recent years, the results among secondary school students in OECD countries have fallen and in particular in Sweden. At the same time, the demand for homework help has increased and the market grows twofold every year. Homework requires today a teacher per 1-3 students, and therefore lacks scalability. Two hours of traditional homework per week costs today as much as SEK40,000 per year, which most families cannot afford. Learner’s services can reduce the cost by 90% while at the same time making homework help available around the clock, seven days a week. Learner provides homework help via a chat-service where students can get help with school homework but also access additional homework for further training. With the use of artificial intelligence recurring issues and elements of the learning process can be automated.