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El Tayaar

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El Tayaar

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survival of the fastest

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Year founded

2014

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Hybrid

Organization Country

Egypt, Cairo

Country where this project is creating social impact

Egypt, Cairo

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

what if Egypt has less carbon emissions, a more productive society and an the Egyptian street treats both men and women with respect equally? all achieved through one single project ... a simple and smart solution that hammers on different society problems

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

the traffic jams in Cairo are becoming a continuous nightmare for everyone (on average a person wastes 2 hours commuting everyday) and because of it Cairo has a huge carbon print from gas emissions adding to that the time wasted on commuting ... also single women has to either buy cars or use taxis for short distances because of sexual harassment

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

to introduce the motorcycle Taxi in the busy streets of Cairo, to deliver one passenger to one destination with a predetermined price, which will have a wide range impact on different segments of the society
first the motorcycle has way less carbon print than the car and it's more fuel efficient also giving women the chance to use such taxi will be a torch of freedom and a tool of protest for women who wants a fast cheap way of commuting without being harassed for being only women

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Barada is a young man working in Zamalek and living in Heliopolis it takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes commuting everyday going back and forth the used to feel trapped in his car all the time, there was the psychological pain of feeling late and trapped, the cost of fuel which is constantly rising and the heat during the rush hour which forced him to open the car's air conditioner which consumed much more fuel ... all this changed since Barada started using a motorcycle for transportation the commuting cost in terms of time, money and carbon print has been reduced significantly however he can't afford to change his lifestyle by buying a motorcycle so the sane option was to rent one with a driver .. and that's what we do

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

a 10 Km trip in busy streets of Cairo (average) costs the following
1 hour time
1 liter gas which is 2.60 L.E.
the gas emissions of that burnt 1 liter gas

using EL tayaar project the same trip costs the following
15 minutes time
0.03 liter gas which costs 0.7 L.E.
way less gas emissions

so it's obvious how much this project can help saving time, money and reduce the carbon print by significant measures

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

-Become a 360 commuting service provider
-Increase the fleet number
-Cover all Cairo
-Operate 24/7
-A new service to be added which is in case of being stuck in traffic while in a car, el tayaar shall send you a bike with two drivers, one to take your car back home and the other one will take you personally to your destination
-Seek partnership with a telecom network provider to gain credibility and accessibility … already some talks have been done with Vodafone
-Expand to the north coast / Alexandria / rest of Egypt

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

we need resources just to kick start the business cycle however the "project" business is self sustained and profitable because of the motorcycles efficiency in time and fuel

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

many companies in Egypt are addressing traffic problems however they're trying to improve the already existing platform like "bey2ollak" for example .. but El tayaar is totally different business model that Egypt hasn't seen yet so competitions maybe the TokTok which is a small vehicle to transport passengers for small fares however TokTok cannot drive in urban streets and neighborhoods unlike the motorcycles which is still faster and cheaper and can go through urban neighborhoods

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Mina shenoda Mansour = founder and CEO
Riham el sawy = managing partner
Huessen el menawy = managing partner

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Greenhouse Gases, Opportunities for Women.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Males and females from age 15 to 30 who value their time and understand that an environmentally friendly and time saving way of commuting is an add on to the whole society
after testing on many samples of the target customers 70% always responded positively

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

1- increase the company's capital which will lead to broader reach across the country, to serve people in different areas
2- publicity to the project which will enable us to seek the government support and try to implement the solution across all the country
3- seek professional consultancy on how to increase the efficiency and profitability of the project

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

i have been one of the founders of the company i currently work in which is WASLEENS and it's a youth community to connect youth to the media and marketing world through actual work experience, training and internships
i've been the business development director from the begging and till now

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El Tayaar

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Mesta3gel

Mesta3gel is a bike sharing start-up business offering bikes renting, parking and routing services for youth suffering traffic congestion in Alexandria. Other than public transportation, taxi, and micro-buses Mesta3gel bike sharing provides mobility, low cost and fast transportation means for short

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BioTransport + Biowaste Management Reward System

Public utility vehicles used for mass transport shall be converted to use Biogas for fuel, the preferred design is an Electric-Biogas hybrid vehicle. Commuters will join a program where they earn credits when they properly segregate their solid waste. This earned credits can be used to pay fares.

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Biogas Economy for Transport

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Pilares

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Biogas Economy for Transport

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Sustainable Public Transport for Developing Countries

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2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Philippines, BTG, Batangas City

Country where this project is creating social impact

Philippines

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

In the Philippines, Jeepneys and Tricycles are kings of the road. They'll be converted to hybrid electric-biogas vehicles run by biogas created from solid wastes sourced from homes. Families will be given credits to properly segregate their wastes for biogas generation that they can use for fares.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Public transport in developing countries are completely sustainable while reducing carbon footprint and improving waste management too!

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

In developing countries, majority of the population rely on public transport which are usually inefficient and unsustainable. Fare hikes are common because of the price variability of fossil fuels. At the same time, city governments spend a lot on waste management as people here are not usually compliant with the proper segregation of wastes. Biogas technology has advanced but tonnes of solid waste are lying and still being wasted more.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

First, public transport vehicles should be made more efficient by making them electric-powered. The problem is EVs lack the range needed. Here is where biogas becomes the key, turning the vehicles to hybrid EVs. This will eliminate the problem with range. The biogas supply will be sourced from farms that are common in the country as well as from the millions of households that will be given incentives via a smart card points system when they segregate their waste properly. This in turn will make it easier for the city's waste management to process the waste and turn organic matter into biogas which will power the Jeepneys and the Tricycles that will use electronics technology to accept the smart card credit as fares of the passengers.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Jeepneys in the Philippines are big heavy bus-like passenger vehicles that use old engines to reduce acquisition costs. This makes them very inefficient, coupled with worsening traffic, much energy is wasted everyday ferrying commuters. Converting their engines to electric motors cuts the energy waste considerably as they do not consume power when stuck in traffic. With the help of biogas from homes, range anxiety would not be an issue. At the same time, solid waste management would vastly be improved as citizens will now have the incentive to correct their behavior in managing their own wastes. Landfills will be smaller while energy is being extracted from the feedstock. Fertilizer production is also a nice by-product of the whole system.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

If public transport vehicles have their own sustainable energy source, this would ease the demand on the supply of oil in the country. This will automatically affect prices in many aspects of the economy. For example the Philippines have up to 300,000 Jeepneys and double the number in Tricycles. These vehicles travel long distances each day but are bound to a predefined route. Using cheaply sourced biogas as fuel and increasing their efficiency, fare hikes would be halted and even reduces fares by 50%. At the same time, the city as a whole will generate savings by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their solid waste management process by crowd-sourcing the segregation of the waste even before they leave the home. In a country like the philippines, segregation of waste is usually an afterthought. This idea would be changing the culture of a whole country.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The financial benefits to the Jeepney and Tricycle drivers through fuel savings and the fare credits to the households would organically fuel the growth and acceptance of this change in perspective. This could be done in a pilot city first to show its feasibility and the process and experiences will be freely shared to other cities so that they can replicate it in their own localities.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Prove the concept and show the stakeholders that everyone will benefit using the system. The financial incentives to participants would drive the growth and acceptance of the system. Revenue can be generated by supplying the technology such as converting the vehicles to hybrid and building the biogas digesters. After that, it is all a matter of maintaining the system.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, NGOs, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Right now there are companies that are trying to develop electric jeepneys and electric tricycles but they are having difficulties addressing the problem of short range for pure battery-powered electric vehicles. As far as I now, very little is being done to improve solid waste management in the country aside from the biggest cities.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

It started in 2012 when we won first place in the Electric Vehicle design contest of the Department of Energy. After that we supported the budding EV industry in the Philippines, even developing supporting technologies such as our GoCharge system. Yet until now, all electric vehicles suffer range anxiety. We always thought that public transportation doesn't need to share this burden as they don't need a whole new infrastructure to be converted to electric. It was our inspiration when we were contacted to help in the automation of locally made biogas digesters. Right there and then we saw the synergy of the two ideas and the potential in creating a solution that combine them.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

I, Allen Pilares is an electronics engineer and the current President and CEO of Rethink Tech Inc. Our team is composed of other engineers and designers that share the passion in improving the society we live in. Patrick Quinay, our Vice President is an industrial designer. Duke Amuan and Arjay Garcia are also electronics engineers while Mark Verano is a mechanical engineer.

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Greenhouse Gases, Waste and Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, Smallholder Farmers.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Public transport drivers and operators as well as families and households. Through an information drive and web presence.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

If we can show them that there is a better way of doing things where everybody wins including the planet, inspiration will come from every one part of the society. The prize money would be used to develop the prototype and partner with a city or cities for the pilot program.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I have designed and patented charging systems for electric tricycles. I pitched this idea to investors and we are able to secure funding to develop the prototype which is the GoCharge system shown in www.rethink-tech.com

I have also started an electronics information sharing site to improve the knowledge sharing in terms of technology development in the country. This is our website: www.tinkbox.ph

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yes

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yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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Bicycles Against Poverty

Providing smallholder farmers affordable transportation so they can access basic life needs, including healthcare, clean water, education, and markets for trade. Bicycles Against Poverty works with rural African farmers to distribute bicycles on a financing plan so individuals pay back over 1 year.

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Changing and saving lives with bicycles

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2009

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Uganda, Gulu

Country where this project is creating social impact

Uganda, Gulu

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Providing smallholder farmers affordable transportation so they can access basic life needs, including healthcare, clean water, education, and markets for trade. Bicycles Against Poverty works with rural African farmers to distribute bicycles on a financing plan so individuals pay back over 1 year.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if everyone could be given the chance to afford the transportation that provided access to opportunities?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Rural Africans are: 5 miles to a health clinic; 3 miles to clean water; 6+ miles to a market. As a result: 52% of Ugandans lack access to clean water; 90% of the world’s deaths from malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa; Lack of transportation contributes to food and nutrition crises.

With 35 million Ugandans and 80% smallholder rural farmers, that leaves millions cut off from life-needed resources and markets to earn a living.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Bicycles, simple and inexpensive, are a sustainable means to access life-needed resources. However, 80-90% of households in East Africa indicate that they cannot afford a bike.

Bicycles Against Poverty provides locally assembled bicycles, on a financing plan, to rural Africans who use them to access:
-Health centers for emergency and routine needs
-Markets for trading and earning income
-Schools for education
-Clean water

The financing plan is advantageous because it: 1) breaks up the payments in small installments; and 2) gives farmers immediate ownership to an income generating tool to help them pay for the bike loan.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Kidega Patrick is a smallholder farmer in Uganda. He cares for his mother who is disabled and suffers from heart problems. The hospital is too far for her to walk so every week Kidega takes her on his BAP bike, whenever her symptoms flare (temp rising, hives). She sits on the carrier of the bike he rides the 1-2 hour long journey.

The bike is also a business. Kidega runs a small enterprise where he buys wholesale goods at one market and re-sells them. The bike means access to the larger wholesale market and transport for the materials. Kidega wasn't able to afford a bike ($85) in one installment, but the BAP financing plan meant he could get a bike, earn more money, and continually pay back the loan. He told BAP "This bike is my life."

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

BAP has delivered over 855 bicycles to Ugandans living in 13 different communities, thereby impacting over 4,275 as a result of frequent bike sharing.

Other successes include: 1) 25% of participants start new businesses with their bikes, 2) 30% increasing their income, 3) 1,200 women and children collect clean water, and 4) BAP bike owners are attending markets more frequently than non-BAP participants.

Women tell us the bicycle and control over the loan has given them freedom and independence— our goal is to increase women participation for a source of empowerment. Community members explain that, even if someone doesn't have a bike, the village still benefits from BAP's presence because there are more bikes to share. This is most common when malaria hits and patients needs to be rushed to the health clinic immediately (within 24 hours).

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Our vision is to reach every subsistent farming community to bridge the gap of access.

We’re scaling our program by working with partner organizations to address specific social impact needs. We’re piloting with esteemed organizations such as CARE, Save the Children, and VSO International. By partnering with such established organizations we’re able to expand our potential reach to millions of farmers across the globe.

Our goal is to distribute 100,000 bikes by 2019. We will spend the next 2 years refining our model and by 2016 take it fully to scale.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

BAP charges for its bikes. We buy bikes at wholesale rates and re-sell them at above market prices. Our clients are willing to pay extra given the advantage of paying over time and having access to the income generating tool.

We are aiming to operate at break-even in 2016, meaning we will have to distribute 3,000 bicycles on a budget of approx $400,000. At that point we will only use donations to help expand the program and not sustain it.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Foundations, NGOs, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

BAP is the only organization to use a microfinance model in our bike program. We use local companies to source the bikes. Other global bike organizations give free bikes or design their own bikes. We believe in supporting the local economy as well as our repayment policy, which assists in client financial management skills and BAP's financial sustainability.

BAP works with partner organizations with complementing missions (women empowerment, economic dev, & youth) to provide bikes to their participants— producing an efficient supply chain and building on already-established relationships.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

BAP's story begins with Muyambi Muyambi, who, at a young age, experienced the difficulty of lack of transportation firsthand. With a mother who had a chronic illness, yet no bicycle in their family, Muyambi and his siblings would constantly have to find a bicycle in the community to take her to the hospital. He saw those bike owners as real-life superheroes.

After earning a scholarship to the U.S. he wanted to ensure that all Ugandans could have access to bikes.

I went to university with Muyambi and after he conceived the vision we worked together to make the idea a working program. I decided to leave my job after overhearing one of our participants say that 'having no transportation and being stuck' is her definition of poverty.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

We have 9 staff members: 4 full-time (2 expats and 2 Ugandans); and 6 part-time (1 expat and 5 Ugandans). We rely on local Ugandan staff for program development. We have a working board of 8 U.S. professionals who range in backgrounds: finance, business, int'l dev, nonprofit, and fundraising. We will add more local staff, including building Field Officer positions to strengthen community relationships and allow for easier regional expansion.

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Opportunities for Women, Inclusive Business, Smallholder Farmers.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

In Uganda, a country of 35 million people, 80% are smallholder farmers and 75% travel by foot. Our customers are the millions of rural farmers and small household enterprise entrepreneurs with limited access to transportation. There are very few, if any, public transportation options in rural Africa. We engage with varying sub-sets of smallholder farmers via our partner organizations. Such organizations currently target: women, youth, and small business entrepreneurs.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Since BAP is working towards financial sustainability an influx of capital leads to geographic expansions as well as new partnership opportunities. By 2016 we aim to be in a new East African country and both the prize money and publicity would help us reach new geographic markets as well as add value to our credibility among partner organizations. Our work alongside partners is how we will scale and additional capital catalyzes opportunities for new social impact areas and regional expansions.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

In 2008, as a junior at Bucknell University, I founded Bucknell University’s Green Fund, a revolving loan fund that invests in environmentally sustainable projects that have a financial payback. I additionally founded Bucknell's first environmental housing option, the Sustainable Cooperative. In my last year at Bucknell I envisioned and instituted the university's first weeklong sustainability event, the Climate Action Festival.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

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Transpose

Transpose research team deals with traffic data acquisition and analysis. In layman terms we collect every moment on the streets via our sensors and try to predict the trends and patterns. This data is pushed to a common user via a smartphone app thus aim to reduce trip lengths and fuel consumption

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Smart Jacket

The Smart Jacket is a safety vest fitted with lights to increase the motorcyclist's visibility. The lights are controlled wirelessly from the motorcycle's indication system and clearly show the intents to turn left, right or to brake. This ensures the motorcyclist is always riding conspicuously.

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Smart Jacket

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An elevated motorcyclist's indication system on their safety vest

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Kenya, Nairobi

Country where this project is creating social impact

Kenya, Nairobi

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The Smart Jacket is a safety vest fitted with lights to increase the motorcyclist's visibility. The lights are controlled wirelessly from the motorcycle's indication system and clearly show the intents to turn left, right or to brake. This ensures the motorcyclist is always riding conspicuously.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if you could save lives and prevent injuries using wearable technology for a motorcyclist?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

The poor visibility of motorcyclists on the roads contributes to a significant portion of deaths and injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents where the involved parties claim "I didn't see him/her turn (or brake)!"

The existing motorcycle indication system are lowly fit as the motorcycles are about 1m high from the ground.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Provide an elevated, conspicuous indication system on the motorcyclist's safety vest/jacket that controlled from and in sync with the bike's indication system.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The Smart Jacket reduces visibility-related motorcycle accidents saving lives and/or preventing injuries that might have resulted.
The jacket also encourages motorcyclists to always wear protective, high visibility clothing and prompts them to indicate whenever they intend to make a turn.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

We've done 5 pilot tests with motorcycle taxi operators in Kenya. 2 have claimed to have an increased customer rate as they offer them conspicuous clothing while transporting them.

We plan to have mass production of the Smart Jackets in order to supply the huge motorcycle market in Kenya and the East African region in 2 years, as a start, and then scale to other countries such as India, Pakistan and other (emerging) markets in about 5 years.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Motorcycle taxi business is on the rise in the East African region. Uganda has many motorcycles than Kenya. The formation of a common currency and trade policies in the East African region is offering us a platform to reach to these markets easily.

Patents in all our markets will offer us an advantage against competition that may crop.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The main source of income for the project is the sale of the jackets. We also have envisioned to include branding/advertising packages for corporates on the jacket that will offer an additional source of income.
Partnerships with motorcycle assembly plants, motorcycle SACCOs and other institutions will offer us a blanket on the sale of the jackets instead of selling them directly to the motorcyclists.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Elecrtonic merchants in the city fit LEDs on the motorcycles for increased aesthetics of the bikes. We differ from them by fitting such lights on the jacket which forms an elevated indication system for the motorcyclist. Our solution uses wireless technology to transmit the signals from the bike which forms an advantage for us as most of the competitors are not conversant with our proprietary technology as at now.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

I, Charles, thought of wiring my jacket with LEDs at the back as a home project in application of the skills I learnt in my undergraduate. Upon discussing the idea with Joseph (co-founder) and other people (CEO - Nailab), the project changed to safeguard motorcyclists by providing an elevated indication system on their reflective safety vests.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Charles Muchene, CEO, Electronics engineering graduate, full-time

Michael Gathogo, Project Manager, IT graduate, full-time

Joseph Muchene, CFO, CPA-K graduate, part-time

The Nailab (a startup incubator with a team of business mentors and an awesome product development team), Full-time

We are looking for electronic technicians and designers to work further on the design.

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Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Motorcycle taxi operators. The jacket is trendy and offers them an advantage in acquiring customers especially at night.

We pay them visits to the different parking areas they are located and sometimes (once a week mostly) make follow up calls on the use of the jackets.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

We would be able to start mass manufacture of the jackets to reach wider markets and fulfill orders from courier companies and other institutions holding a fleet of motorcycles as well as increasing the product ranges we offer.

The money will also assist in crossing the borders and venturing into different international market with our solution.

As all these are achieved, we will be creating employment opportunities for the youth and other groups of people thus growing the economies of the countries we'll be operating in.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I've offered robotics training as a consultant to Multimedia University in Kenya students and have also participated in training microprocessor electronics to students in some public universities in Kenya.
These gave me a deeper understanding of electronics some of which I applied in the Smart Jacket project.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

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Rekola

We believe that every city deserves a bikesharing. And that you can start one without city council support or thousands of dollars. We're making it happen in Czech Republic (Prague, Brno, Olomouc, more to come...) right now and would love to spread the idea around EU.

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Rekola

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Bicycles to the streets, bicycles for everyone!

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Year founded

2013

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Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

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Czech Republic, Prague

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Czech Republic, Prague

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We believe that every city deserves a bikesharing. And that you can start one without city council support or thousands of dollars. We're making it happen in Czech Republic (Prague, Brno, Olomouc, more to come...) right now and would love to spread the idea around EU.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Everbody can use public bike whenever is / whenever go, without husle: just borrow it somewhere and then return somewhere else?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Nearly everybody in EU has to move around city somehow. But I think our live is too short to be spent in traffic jams. Of course the best could be quick walk. But sad to say, usually we dont have time for that. What about using another type of transportation? Bikes? But if you use your own bike, you have to take care of it. Hmm!

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

System of public bike sharing. But without stations:places, where you have to return or rent bike. There are so expensive. And you have to agree on so many locations of these stations with city hall... It takes so long!
We are using different system. Old bikes, painted in pink - you can see them easily on streets and are less likely to be stolen). They are locked by standard bike code lock. By mobile application/SMS you can locate nearest bike, rent it (=> app give to you lock code) and go whenever you want. And there you just lock it, return in app, and somebody else can use it again! We tested this workflow successfully in autumn 2013 in Prague in small scale. So we are now running in 3 cities and more cities are going to join us.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Tom woke up and look at alarm clock. "Shit! Shit! I am running late for final exams!", he thought. He got up instantly. Put dress on him. "I simply cant make it by public transport! It takes so long!". He took a look on his mobile phone. "Yes! One of Rekola bike is nearby!". He run to the bike. Enter number of bike to phone app. "8732" is combination of this one, Mr. Pollock (BTW each bike has his, unique name). He simply unlock bike and ride it to his university. He made it in time!

// this is, I think, actual story behind this tweet: https://twitter.com/tomkukral/status/473338628132048896.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Now:
1) People can use bikes in Prague, Brno, Olomouc. Once you are registered and paid fee, you can use all bikes in network, doesnt matter in which city you register. Today (= 20.7.) we have 471 users, who are paid and can today rent bike. From start at 16.4 we had over 4.7k of bikes borrowed. We are about ~1 borrow / bike / day.
2) People learn, how to repair bike (and help us paint bikes) on regular community painting of bikes in cities. We had about 15 workshops and together we paint about 150 bikes!
3) NGO / city has data, where (Rekola) bikes are mostly return so they can plan infrastructure for bikers (more precisely). As we did in Prague in cooperation with local NGO: Auto-mat.
4) Rekola could be found on festivals. We are going to Summer film school in Uherské hradiště (25. 7. - 2. 8.; usually about 5000 visitors).

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

we are planning:
1) reduction of criminality - we want put on bikes GPS / GSM chip, so we can see, if some bike is stolen. And in cooperation with local authorities / Police we want to get busted thefts
2) gamification - e.g. "GTA on real street”. Prepare storyline for users; so they can discover something new, as they are using service. We want this way help with relocation of bikes (big expense for BSS with stations).
3) ... and of course go to another cities / countries (its happening anyway). We are offering Rekola system as franchise (and considering doing "white labeling"

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We are self sustainable because of monthly / yearly subscription from members. For scaling we need external funding (business / foundations / partners / …)

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Regional government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

- public transport (=> isnt everywhere, usually you have to walk from public transport stops to your final destination)
- walking (=> slower)
- own bike (=> you have to take care about it; repair it; ...)
- (note: in Czech Republic we dont have any working bikesharing system on city scale)

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Vitek is cyclist (city / long distance) and he have founded IT company 5 years ago (clevis.cz/en). One day (in Jun 2013) he met guys from http://zijemetady.cz/ who tried something something crazy: bring old bikes, paint it in pink and put on streets in small part of Prague. He loves the idea! But how it could be scaled? And this is how idea behind system in Rekola started...

Vitek thought about it, had lots of interviews (ref. Lean startup) and finally he made MVP. He used hithit.com ("Czech kickstarter") for first funding from people and to validate his idea (Will people care? They did! Even Vodafone foundation have doubled his money on hithit.com). So project can start testing in real word in autumn 2013 with ~ $8000.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Federation:
- Vítek & Filip Ježek - founders (volunteers)
- R. Hodova - social networks (vol.)
- K. Tothova - helpdesk (vol.)

Prague (similar structure is in Brno / Olomouc):
- J. Koutny ("sheriff" of Prague, paid)
- V. Hajek, J. Holzer, E. Germis, J. Matosik, J. Hulik, L. Langhammer (servismans, paid)
- T. Cermak, M. Stingl, J. Kavan, M. Tonder (vice-servismans, vol.).

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

- students of universities (they have buldings around city; need to move around quickly; they havent got any problem with new technology)
- young working people in city center (any problem with new technology; need to move around city center quickly)

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

We are self sustainable in day-to-day running because of members subscription. But we do need external funding for scaling.

In general, we are investing in two different layers (city level / federative level). And we are using money from won competitions for federative level (= benefit for everyone in Rekola) or for testing some cool, but more risky parts of project on city level in small scale. If we can find out working solution; we can find money from foundations / other partners more easily.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

- I have found company Clevis s.r.o.(clevis.cz/en) 5 years ago. We are now about 13 people and have monthly turnover about $15 000.
- I am coordinator of Junior Internet(juniorinternet.cz).Main focus is competition for young web experts (=<18 years old);but we are adjusting it more to education for young people and connect them to (quite small) czech web community.
- Clevis s.r.o. is now doing WebExpo.cz - the biggest conference about web in CZ

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no

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EVOMO RESEARCH & ADVANCEMENT PVT. LTD.

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Ultra Low cost transport for Empowering rural poor

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Year founded

2010

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For‐profit

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India, GJ, Ahmedabad

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India, GJ, India

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Transport is the Ultimate Enabler for Socio-Economic Development. It enables people to access healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities. Evomo aims to empower rural poor with safe and affordable transport with its product SAAVAJ, an ultra low cost, safe, off road, rural utility vehicle.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if people have an option of making their lives better?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Transport is the Ultimate Enabler for Socio-Economic Development. It enables people to access healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities. There is a huge gap in transport in Rural areas across the world which is not being met by conventional transportation solutions or manufacturers. In some parts of Rural India people have come up with solutions like Jugaads or Chakkadas which are not safe, illegal and come with no property rights.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Evomo has developed an ultra low cost, legal, safe, off road, rural utility vehicle, SAAVAJ, which can be manufactured in small workshops across the country. SAAVAJ would be road legal and its owners can access organized credits, property rights, a much safer alternative then a Jugaad or Chakkada. SAAVAJ would enable access to the rural poor. It is a multi utility platform which can be easily converted into a school bus, an ambulance or even a cement mixer. An ultra low cost vehicle like this can enable people and rural communities by providing them safer access to essential services like healthcare, education and markets.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A typical Juaggad or a Chakkada owner makes less then Rs. 4500-6000 a month after paying the cops and maintenance. These vehicles are extremely unsafe and unreliable and hence these rural transporters are not able to earn enough. When they get confiscated, not only the owner loses his means of livelihood,
Now the case of SAAVAJ, the product is priced similar to a Chakkada and is much safer, better value for money and can take more goods than the Chakkada. Due to its multi utility features, it can be employed for lot more number of things.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Evomo is currently working on a pilot, and any numbers which can signify impact would take some time.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The whole system can be easily scaled up in all the developing regions of the world with transportation problems. The business model can enable local entrepreneurs to become franchisees who can licence and buy components from Evomo. Evomo also leverages the knowledge of local mechanics for service of the vehicles once it is sold in the region.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We are planning to start deliveries before end of 2014, in UP and Gujarat, we would be able to break even by mid 2015, we would then scale it up to other parts of the country and world.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Foundations.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are few projects in Africa with transport solutions, but we are trying to come up with something very different.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

I was working in Gurgaon, in the automobile industry and one of the trips to Rural UP made me re-think how I perceived a village. Having always lived in Delhi, I found it difficult to understand how people were managing without effective transport. I saw Jugaad Vehicle for the first time and realized that this is something which needs to be changed. The research started after that and in 2010 Evomo was registered. The first prototype was completed in 2013 and now we are working towards starting commercial production.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

1. Prashant Makwana: Automobile Designer
2. Tushar Jain: Industrial Designer
3. Vaishal Dave: Finance Head
4. Vishisht Dhingra: Design Engineer
5. Sidharth Parmar : Associate Engineer
6. Saurabh Singh : Associate Engineer
(http://www.evomo.in/evolvingmobility/)

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Health and Hygiene, Sustainable Sourcing, Fairness in the Workplace, Opportunities for Women, Inclusive Business, Smallholder Farmers.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our main customer is rural poor with little or no access to affordable transportation. According to World Bank Transport Strategy report, transport is the ultimate enabler for socio-economic growth. Affordable transport would result in more number of trips to healthcare and educational facilities and also open up markets for local produce. Our customer sees the solution as an opportunity to improve their living conditions. We are directly selling to customers through our local microfactories.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

It would help us in connecting with potential partners, investors and people who share the vision of having better access for rural communities. Our business model is about co-creation using local resources and getting visibility on a global platform can help us immensely.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Evomo is the first startup which I have been a part of, apart from that I am also a World Economic Forum, Global Shaper from the City of Ahmedabad where I am working on a few projects on community development, youth empowerment and sustainability.

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Lets Play Technologies

Often we purchase medicines for a week and we only take dose for three days and the remaining medicine either remains in the fridge until it expires or thrown into the basket. Our idea is to create a channel through which these medicines doesn't go to waste and can be given to the poor and needy.

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Lets Help

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2013

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Pakistan, P, Lahore

Country where this project is creating social impact

Somalia

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Often we purchase medicines for a week and we only take dose for three days and the remaining medicine either remains in the fridge until it expires or thrown into the basket. Our idea is to create a channel through which these medicines doesn't go to waste and can be given to the poor and needy.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

you can help the needy?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

We often purchase medicines and doesn't take the whole pack. As a result the remaining medicine either stays in the fridge and expires or thrown in the waste.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

We are creating a channel through which these medicines can be collected, authenticated by professionals and sent to those who couldn't afford them. A website and a mobile application through which a user can submit the medicine name and location of user is sent to the authorities(Welfare Organisations, NGO's).

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The people of third world countries like Somalia are so poor that they can't afford medicines. As a result the ratio of diseases in these countries are very high. Through our system medicines which we are wasting could be sent to these countries which could save the lives of people who couldn't afford the medicine of simple fever.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Through this system the ratio of Malaria, HIV/Aids, Hepatitis(A,B,C) and other diseases could be reduced in backward countries.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

By playing our role as an individual we can play a bigger part in the betterment of african region. African countries are most affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and malaria because the poverty rate is so low that they can't afford medicines. WHO is playing it's part but it can be more efficient if we send medicines which are useless to us but can save the life of a mother who could die giving birth to a child, the life of a child who could die due to malaria.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This plan requires attention of not only the welfare organisations but also of the Governments and World health organisation to ensure the transparency of delivery process and authenticity of medicines. But most of all it will require the participation of general public to make this plan workable.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, NGOs, Other.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are a lot of organisations working for health reforms in Africa but our system is first of its kind.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Watching a kid dying and knowing that it could've been saved if given proper medicine is the burden which I can't bear anymore so as an individual we want to play our part in saving lives.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Our team consists of programmers, designers and IT technicians but as our project progress we will need people for marketing of our product. Currently our team has the expertise to develop this system with excellent standards.

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Health and Hygiene.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Poor people of backward countries

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Through the prize money we will acquire resources needed to further develop this system and through publicity more people will get to know about our service and this will increase the productivity of our system and eventually we will succeed in our cause.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

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Bus Pooling

-Bus Pooling provides Bus Transportation for daily commuters.
-Clients submit details of their daily round trip between home and work (Home area - Work area - Working hours)
-Our system groups similar subscribers into groups.
-Once a group is ready We provide them a daily bus for monthly fees.

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Crowd-Sourced Bus service for daily commuters

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Egypt, Cairo

Country where this project is creating social impact

Egypt, Cairo

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

-Bus Pooling provides Bus Transportation for daily commuters.
-Clients submit details of their daily round trip between home and work (Home area - Work area - Working hours)
-Our system groups similar subscribers into groups.
-Once a group is ready We provide them a daily bus for monthly fees.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if traffic jam disappeared from crowded cities ?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Traffic Jam increases day after day due to the increase in number of vehicles on streets.

This costs countries a lot (USA loses 121 Billion $ annually, Egypt loses 4% of its GDP - 8 billion $). Losses are due to lost productivity, lost fuel in idle cars, accidents, pollution and health effects.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

We believe that utilizing the power of crowd-sourcing & IT can help us provide customized transportation solutions for people that is convenient enough for them to leave their cars and use our buses/vans

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

In Cairo, there is more than 2 million private cars. Just imagine that in rush hour it can take you more than 1 hour daily just to pass a 3 Kilometers road!

Imagine that instead of having 2000 cars on that road for example, they were replaced by 200 Vans, where every vans has 8-12 persons going to the same destination.

Since working hours for most of the jobs are close to each other (Arrive between 8-9 a.m. , and leave between 4-6 p.m.), we can use crowd-sourcing to match people with similar working hours and similar destinations.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Till now we did one pilot, and we will be expanding next month to have 4 more buses.

In general, The decrease in number of vehicles running on streets will have the following impact:

1- Daily amount of consumed fuel will decrease, which will contribute in energy conservation
2- Carbon emissions will decrease leading to less pollution
3- Less people will be driving, so more people will have free hours to utilize until they reach their destination (They can work, sleep or read while they are in the van)
4- Creating more jobs for drivers
5- Less traffic jam means people reaches their destinations faster and will have more time to accomplish things
6- Decrease in car purchasing

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Our strategy is to expand to cities that do not have strong transportation infrastructure and need the service.

To be able to do that, we are developing a strong IT system and a set of processes to facilitate expansion overseas.

We will be out-sourcing buses & vans anywhere we go, as long as they abide to our selection criteria and our working rules.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

At the beginning the project needs money for building the required IT infrastructure and for marketing the idea, especially for cities that do not have the vehicles sharing culture. This money is currently supplied by the founders and a small grant (3000 $) from the American University in Cairo.

After we get the needed money for that, the day to day operations will be supported through the subscribers as they pay monthly subscription fees.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

The bus/van pooling internationally exists in some countries like Singapore and USA, but still not utilized efficiently.

Countries with efficient transportation systems actually do not need that solution strongly like crowded cities do.

In Egypt, we do not have competitors applying the same model, only some individual groups doing it on their own, but not on large scale.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

We have been working in a company which is far from our home and did not provide near transportation. We asked the HR department to provide near transportation for us, but they did not do that. Accordingly, we gathered interested people and rented a private bus. Colleagues started to ask us to get buses for them as well, and we started having several groups until we nearly had buses equivalent to the buses the company owns.

As for Bus Pooling, we were participating in a competition called Startup Weekend Giza , and were brainstorming an idea for a startup, when one of us suddenly said (why do not we make what we do with buses as a start-up to cover Cairo ?) , and that when the idea started to develop.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Mohamad Ehab: CEO, Finance, Marketing & Customer Experience.
An MBA holder and a software engineer with 6+ years of experience.
Was Involved in the operations of buses since the beginning of the idea.

Mohamed Nawito (Business Development & Operations):
B.Sc. Mechanical engineering with 3+ years of experience in Business Development.

Ahmed Samir (IT):
A talented Software engineer working in a multinational software provider.

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our target consumers are:
- individuals who go to work using their own cars, and are tired of driving.
- Females who avoid public transportation to avoid harassment
- People who are busy and need to utilize time lost while stuck in traffic

We target companies as well that:
- Do not have enough head count to have their own private transportation
- Who will save more if Their employees joined our network
- Companies that want to go green and decrease their carbon footprint

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

They will help us finalize our IT system which will help us replicate our business model in other cities that need similar solutions.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Bus Pooling is my first start-up, however, before starting it, I quit my full time high-paying corporate job and started freelancing to save some time to finish my Master in Business Administration, which was a big risk as I am married but it worked and I was making good money from it as wel.

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yes

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yes

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Citizen Engagement: Key Ingredient in Road Safety

 

See an offender, upload their picture on Facebook. Police force in four major Indian cities—Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon— are taking a unique approach to catching drunk-driving offenders by enlisting the help of local residents.

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Egypt, IDR, Agamy

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Egypt, IDR, Al iskandriyah

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Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

the rule is 'your benefit is here'. all ages,all people have a problem i want to do something !! but the question how i do it ?? and who do it ??? so always you need us.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

my idea need to be trusted in. so i think some of services projects and headquarters will be suffice.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

i have successfully completed with distinction an online offering of technology entrepreneurship provided by Stanford University.

this course discussed the process technology entrepreneurs use to start companies which involves taking technology idea, gathering resources such as talent and capital, marketing the idea, and management rapid growth. (with actual practicing)

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yes

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Canada, Toronto

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Active transportation has the potential to get the nation moving, on a daily basis, as Canadians travel to school, work, and play. With its partners, Ophea will work with schools as the starting place to bring active transportation, road and pedestrian safety to the forefront.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if active transportation were a higher priority within the classroom, and subsequently within the entire school community, giving students the knowledge and skills they need to travel actively and safely to and from school everyday?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Canadian are not active enough. Parents often drive kids to their destination, seeing our roads as posing too many risks to allow their kids to travel actively. To address some of these fears, parents need to know that their kids have the skills, knowledge and support to travel actively and safely within their school community.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

A focus on road safety education within the school community can open up space for kids to gain the skills and knowledge they need to explore active modes of transportation on a daily basis. In 2009, Ophea and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario developed a Road Safety Resource. The online resource includes lesson plans and community engagement tools, based on the Ontario Foundations for a Healthy Schools framework, for kindergarten through grade 12. In its initial implementation, very little funding was directed at awareness and promotion. There is an opportunity now to enhance the existing resource, increase awareness and uptake, evaluate it, and work with other provinces to extend across Canada.

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When schools and community partners work together to implement the Road Safety Resource, lessons about safe cycling and walking are taught in the classroom, and the school’s physical environment begins to change as bike racks and crosswalks become the parent council priority.The entire school community implements actvities like bike rodeos as their annual field day, and newsletters are sent home to parents about safe cycling, helmet use and other active transportation safety tips. As a result, students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to explore active modes of transportation on a daily basis, and parents become more confident in their children’s ability to make safe choices while being active on roads and sidewalks.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Over the past 5 years, the Road Safety Resource has demonstrated many positive outcomes that we can build upon. Hardcopy versions of the Resource were first distributed to all 5,000 publicly funded schools in Ontario, and to all 36 public health units; it was widely used during Road Safety Awareness Week, which takes place annually in May. During this time, a number of schools hosted bicycle rodeos, in partnership with their public health teams and provincial or local police. At the time, premier Kathleen Wynne was the Minister of Transportation and she said: "The Road Safety Resource is an important tool in the prevention of injury and death among children and young people... Through this resource students are learning to take responsibility for their own personal safety while building a solid foundation of road safety skills they can use into adulthood."

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The main spread strategies involve awareness activities with partner organizations, as well as outreach to new partners such as Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and after-school sites across Canada. Through resource implementation, 160,000+ educators will have the tools they need to build the knowledge and skills of 2.1 million students, in Ontario alone, to travel actively and safely.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

A number of opportunities exist and will be explored to ensure the financial sustainability of this initiative, including corporate sponsorship opportunities and building partnerships with organizations that support active and sustainable transportation.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Regional government.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

The proposed project differs from other active transportation initiatives because it focuses on comprehensive components that lead to behaviour change (i.e., education/curriculum and community supports that make connections between home, school, and community partners), rather than focusing on only one of these areas. This comprehensive approach aligns with the Ontario Foundations for a Healthy Schools framework, which promotes individual and community ownership of issues that promote and lead to lasting change.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

When the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario was seeking a partner to support the implementation of road safety education within the school setting, Ophea’s connection to healthy schools, and our ability to reach communities across Ontario, made for an ideal partnership. We now recognize the important role Ophea can play in bringing road safety education into school communities.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Ophea operates with 30 staff members who bring specialized skills and experience in the areas of health and physical education, health promotion, comprehensive school health, program development, project management, marketing, evaluation, technology, finance and administration. With several bilingual staff, Ophea also has the capacity for developing and implementing French language services.

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Ophea originally worked with Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to develop the Road Safety Resource, but has also since explored partnership discussions with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) who is supportive of continuing to move this initiative forward.

Look Both Ways: Navigating Road Safety

Active transportation has the potential to get the nation moving, on a daily basis, as Canadians travel to school, work, and play. With its partners, Ophea will work with schools as the starting place to bring active transportation, road and pedestrian safety to the forefront.

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Hundred thousand Traffic lights

A good traffic system need auto regulation without enforcement personal in the field and traffic lights are an integral part of such systems.Currently a four road junction signal cost between $ 10000 -$15000.This economical alternative banks on technology by getting away these expensive add ons
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New Canadian Cycling Starter Kits

HUB Cycling will give New Canadian Cycling Starter Kits to 100 recently arrived refugees and low-income immigrants in Metro Vancouver each year. Kits include a bike, cycling gear, skills and safety instruction, and a "bike buddy" match to help newcomers become connected with their new communities.

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2012

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Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

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Canada, BC, Vancouver

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Canada, BC, Vancouver

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HUB Cycling will give New Canadian Cycling Starter Kits to 100 recently arrived refugees and low-income immigrants in Metro Vancouver each year. Kits include a bike, cycling safety gear, and 4 hours of practical cycling skills instruction to get newcomers onto bikes in their new communities.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if through cycling immigrant and refugee newcomers live active lifestyles, and more quickly access and integrate into their new Metro Vancouver communities?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Canada is a world leader in welcoming immigrant and refugee newcomers. Many Metro Vancouver newcomers face multiple economic and social integration challenges, including: dwindling income and savings, cultural and community exclusion, limited transportation options, deteriorating health, and family stress. In many source countries riding a bike is viewed as unsafe and only for the very poor, so cycling is not recognized as a potential solution.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Bike riding in Metro Vancouver is quickly becoming much more safe and accessible. Supporting newcomers to value and know how to ride bikes in their new communities will save them money, lower barriers to their community participation, improve their health, build their family connectedness, and lower their impact on the environment.

HUB Cycling will partner with Metro Vancouver immigrant serving organizations to offer New Canadian Cycling Starter Kits to low-income and refugee newcomers. Kits include in-depth practical instruction on Canadian cycling rules and culture, road safety and skills, and bike operation and maintenance. They also include cycling information resources and networking, as well a good cycling equipment.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

In 2012-13 HUB Cycling, with one-time funding support, provided New Canadian Cycling Starter Kits to over 100 recently arrived immigrants and refugees.

"Mohamed", a young adult refugee from Afghanistan, received the Cycling Starter Kit. He was really happy to get his own bike and learn how to ride safely around Metro Vancouver.

Mohamed was offered a great job in Langley, but couldn't get to his morning shift on time by bus. From HUB he already knew that he could bring his bike on the Skytrain and ride it from the station. Mohamed could get to work on time, so he kept the job.

He feels confident and safe biking daily for work, shopping and leisure, and gets regular exercise to help keep him mentally and physically healthy.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

TRANSPORTATION: Newcomers often cannot afford a car, and transit doesn't meet all transportation needs. By becoming safe city riders, newcomers can combine cycling with walking, transit and car co-ops to have flexible and affordable daily transportation.

HEALTH: Immigrants arrive healthier but fall to the Canadian average. Some face relatively high risks of diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Cycling for daily transportation gives regular low impact exercise which helps keep newcomers healthy.

FAMILY: HUB will give Cycling Starter Kits to whole families, and families that bike together are happier in all of life.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION: Newcomers can connect and build networks across cultures with other cyclists, and get unique cyclist perspectives on their local communities.

ENVIRONMENT: Newcomers will be low contributors to GHG's and local pollution.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Immigrants and refugees will comprise an increasing proportion of the our population in coming years, so they are an important group to address regarding active living, health and environment. This program, with the right ongoing sponsorship, can expand its reach within Metro Vancouver and be replicated by HUB's colleagues in other cities. It can have a strong impact on increasing immigrant and refugee cycling to match overall cycling levels. More newcomers, including children and youth, will stay healthier by cycling during their challenging settlement and integration processes.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The unit cost for HUB Cycling to provide New Canadian Cycling Starter Kits is relatively low. HUB's goal through the Play Exchange is to be able to provide Cycling Starter Kits to 100 individuals and family members in a year, evaluate the impacts, and profile the program through various media in order to attract ongoing sponsorship. Sponsors may include financial institutions, health companies, and bike manufacturers or retailers.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, NGOs, Regional government.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Bike riding provides a unique combination of benefits to Canadian newcomers. It is a single activity that provides exercise, local transportation and community engagement. Newcomers access many supports through Metro Vancouver immigrant serving and other organizations, but none of them are positioned on their own to bring advanced instruction and support for cycling into their settlement services. In partnership with Metro Vancouver immigrant serving organizations, HUB with is uniquely ready and able to integrate cycling's benefits into newcomers' broader settlement and integration.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Scout Gray leads HUB's education programs. She saw that many immigrants who learned cycling skills still didn't ride because they could not afford cycling equipment. She learned from a Portland Oregon colleague about a program that provided bikes to newcomers. With one-time "Greenest City" funding from the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation, Scout found that the model was very successful in getting Vancouver newcomers riding regularly.

BIO: Scout has built her career around educating and promoting cycling to adults and youth. Her passion for empowering people to learn about their bicycles, their roles on the road, and the fun they can have on their bikes shines through in the success of HUB's education programs.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Erin O'Melinn, HUB's Executive Director, is recognized as a leader in cycling policy and programming.

Timothy Welsh, HUB's Director of Programs, has strong program design skills from 20 years in newcomer resettlement services.

Giving more Cycling Starter Kits to newcomers will require an additional part-time coordinator, along with more cycling skills instructors. HUB has an excellent network and can easily recruit for these positions.

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HUB Cycling's successes are often based on effective partnerships. We work closely with municipalities, major employers, researchers, and other transportation organizations.

To complete this project HUB already has great partnership experience with immigrant serving organizations, municipal planners, community centres, and bike equipment suppliers.

SuperView

Look 100 times in side view mirrors while driving?
Want view of road at back?
What about the blocked road you will enter? Will you drive blindly?
Superview aims at providing vehicle users the present view of the road they are about to enter including vehicles present at that particular time.

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2014

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India, MM, Mumbai

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India, MM, Mumbai

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Look 100 times in side view mirrors while driving?
Want view of road at back?
What about the blocked road you will enter? Will you drive blindly?
Superview aims at providing vehicle users the present view of the road they are about to enter including vehicles present at that particular time.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if you can see which car is coming and at what speed from a steep turn you are about to enter?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Many accidents especially at junction of two or more roads or at steep turns are caused due to improper constructed roads and ignorance of drivers towards the traffic signs due to inadequate knowledge.
This problem is very common in urban cities where roads are unplanned, comparatively smaller in width and the other road at turn is completely blocked by heavy ever expanding residential, market construction.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

While the basic road structure cannot be modified and the path (geometry-in terms of number of turns) remains the same, SuperView aims at providing realistic view of the road about to enter at junction of roads or steep turn using set of average sized convex mirrors (for broader view) mounted either on electric poles near junction or on separate poles and at a considerable height and tilted down with proper angle considering the geometry such that drivers of vehicles travelling can see the view of the road at the turn
Mounting on height will avoid blockage by bigger vehicles.
For Every junction of 2 roads, at max 2 convex mirrors are required.
This will give prior knowledge to vehicle users thus avoiding accidents

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Consider a person X wants to take a steep turn and is unable to see that road due to premises, shopping malls. On reaching the turn, he realises that another vehicle with high speed hits him accidentally.
This was because both the citizens could not notice the other vehicle.
This can be prevented by use of convex mirrors. Citizens from both the roads can view the other road

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Citizens will be helped to take care of their safety with this idea.
Considering the unplanned construction, this idea will create a huge positive impact with respect to safety of the vehicle users.
Even pedestrians can view the other road at steep turn and can walk carefully

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

This idea can be implemented all over the nation as most of the roads in india are unplanned.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, NGOs, Regional government, National government.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

At present one cannot view the other road blocked due to construction. No solution is addressed yet to solve this.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Observing people we realised that people use passenger side convex mirrors more than horn, accelerator, and brakes while driving in order to see proper view of the road at back...
we started our dicussion.....but what about the roads
ahead of you ?....can you take a steep turn blindly...??

No one thinks of it.....!....lets think !!!!
Idea germinated....!!!!

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Venus Chaudhary,(final year, B.E.biotech); Founder, Full time (responsible for managing and improving idea and technical details)
Apurv Mhatre, (final year, B.E.biotech); CoFounder, Full time (responsible for obtaining clearances, spreading awareness)

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Citizens will participate to get the realistic view of the current vehicles on the roads they are about to enter.
This predetermined information is essential for avoiding accidents at steep turns & junction of 2 or more roads.

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Common barrier would be unawareness among people and can soon be dealt once the people know how the judge the view in mirror

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Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Technology: Projects that leverage technology to promote road safety, Infrastructure: Projects that address road or administrative infrastructure, emergency care, or financial systems.

Would you like your project to be considered for the Bangalore People’s Choice Prize?

Yes

If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?

Though Bangalore is organized in terms of roads but the population due to urbanisation creates chaos.
Safety on individual level should definitely be considered especially with the greater population riding vehicles everyday.
SuperView provides your safety in your hands.

EVOMO RESEARCH & ADVANCEMENT PVT. LTD.

Transport is the Ultimate Enabler for Socio-Economic Development. It enables people to access healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities. Evomo aims to empower rural poor with safe and affordable transport with its product SAAVAJ, an ultra low cost, safe, off road, rural utility vehicle.

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Abhinav

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2010

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India, GJ, Ahmedabad

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India, GJ, India

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Transport is the Ultimate Enabler for Socio-Economic Development. It enables people to access healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities. Evomo aims to empower rural poor with safe and affordable transport with its product SAAVAJ, an ultra low cost, safe, off road, rural utility vehicle.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if people have an option of making their lives better?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Transport is the Ultimate Enabler for Socio-Economic Development. It enables people to access healthcare, education and livelihood opportunities. There is a huge gap in transport in Rural areas across the world which is not being met by conventional transportation solutions or manufacturers. In some parts of Rural India people have come up with solutions like Jugaads or Chakkadas which are not safe, illegal and come with no property rights.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Evomo has developed an ultra low cost, legal, safe, off road, rural utility vehicle, SAAVAJ, which can be manufactured in small workshops across the country. SAAVAJ would be road legal and its owners can access organized credits, property rights, a much safer alternative then a Jugaad or Chakkada. SAAVAJ would enable access to the rural poor. It is a multi utility platform which can be easily converted into a school bus, an ambulance or even a cement mixer. An ultra low cost vehicle like this can enable people and rural communities by providing them safer access to essential services like healthcare, education and markets.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A typical Juaggad or a Chakkada owner makes less then Rs. 4500-6000 a month after paying the cops and maintenance. These vehicles are extremely unsafe and unreliable and hence these rural transporters are not able to earn enough. When they get confiscated, not only the owner loses his means of livelihood,
Now the case of SAAVAJ, the product is priced similar to a Chakkada and is much safer, better value for money and can take more goods than the Chakkada. Due to its multi utility features, it can be employed for lot more number of things.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Evomo is currently working on a pilot, and any numbers which can signify impact would take some time.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

The whole system can be easily scaled up in all the developing regions of the world with transportation problems. The business model can enable local entrepreneurs to become franchisees who can licence and buy components from Evomo. Evomo also leverages the knowledge of local mechanics for service of the vehicles once it is sold in the region.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We are planning to start deliveries before end of 2014, in UP and Gujarat, we would be able to break even by mid 2015, we would then scale it up to other parts of the country and world.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Foundations.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are few projects in Africa with transport solutions, but we are trying to come up with something very different.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

I was working in Gurgaon, in the automobile industry and one of the trips to Rural UP made me re-think how I perceived a village. Having always lived in Delhi, I found it difficult to understand how people were managing without effective transport. I saw Jugaad Vehicle for the first time and realized that this is something which needs to be changed. The research started after that and in 2010 Evomo was registered. The first prototype was completed in 2013 and now we are working towards starting commercial production.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

1. Prashant Makwana: Automobile Designer
2. Tushar Jain: Industrial Designer
3. Vaishal Dave: Finance Head
4. Vishisht Dhingra: Design Engineer
5. Sidharth Parmar : Associate Engineer
6. Saurabh Singh : Associate Engineer
(http://www.evomo.in/evolvingmobility/)

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If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?

Bengaluru Coalition for Open Streets

Cycle Day is promoted by Bengaluru Coalition for Open Streets (BCOS), a non-profit collective comprised of DULT, Praja RAAG, EMBARQ, ESAF and individuals. Our mission is to transform Bangalore through cycling and open streets, creating active communities, connected citizens and happy neighbourhoods.

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Cycle Day - Open Streets in Bengaluru

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Scaling (the next step will be growing impact on a regional or even global scale)

Year founded

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Not registered

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India, KA, Bangalore

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, KA, Bangalore

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Cycle Day is promoted by Bengaluru Coalition for Open Streets (BCOS), a non-profit collective comprised of DULT, Praja RAAG, EMBARQ, ESAF and individuals. Our mission is to transform Bangalore through cycling and open streets, creating active communities, connected citizens and happy neighbourhoods.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if every street in Bangalore was safe to 8 and 80 year olds

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Safe streets for cyclists and pedestrians and sharing of roads with everyone not just cars and motor vehicles

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Develop empathy in people to reclaim their streets from motor vehicles and learn to share it with young and elderly

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Sri Kumar with his 3 year old at the 7th edition ``Today is a special day . I am here with my young son to encourage the spir it of cycling. He is going to ride with us and if can do it today, we can all do it every day.''
``The hopscotch brings my childhood back to me. Today , we cannot imagine our children drawing boxes on the road and spending hours during vacations. I thought those days were gone. But this event has rekindled my excitement. Lets see if we can emulate this in a small way among people in our apartment,'' Renu ka M, a housewife, said.
Akhil Aiyappa, 27, five-a-side street football was a big draw. ``I don't see any kid play on the street anymore. When I saw these guys playing here I could not resist,'' he said.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

(1) Visible increase in the number of people cycling in the city backups up by local bike store sales reports
(2) Cycle tracks in Madiwala and HSR commissioned.
(3) DPR for 200 station PBS in advanced stages
(4) Bicycle stands in all sides of cubbon park provisioned
(5) Proposals to provide segregated cycle tracks on arterial roads submitted
(6) More and more communities interested on having open streets in their neighbourhood

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Spread open streets and active citizenry movement all across the city. Increase enablement of safe cycling & pedestrian amenities by the government

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Need to get businesses put in money with an intent to bring their people to become active citizens enjoying open streets and commit to using sustainable transport. We also want the people to step up and run this in their neighbourhood so we can scale to all parts of the city. Local ownership will reduce the need for too much money.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Regional government.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Movements like this are spreading all across the country. Bengaluru started in October 2013 and are going strong month on month. This project has met the most success in terms of both enablement and citizen participation. The city has the right ingredients to scale and make it the biggest in the country

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The biggest hurdle in adopting walking & cycling in India is the concern for safety. The project blocks the roads and gets people confident enough to be on the streets and make them feel like they belong. This translates to confidence in getting out in traffic in due course of time and assert their rights on the roadspace.

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Safety in fast moving disorganised traffic on corridors is still a threat. BCOS is pushing for segregated NMT tracks in fast moving corridors and reducing the speed of vehicles on the other streets so incidents can be reduced.

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Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Active citizenship: Projects that work to promote active engagement with road safety from individual citizens, pedestrians, communities, and social networks, or that use education as a tool to raise awareness and promote engagement, Governance: Projects that address public policy, legal, and/or regulatory issues in the area of road safety, Infrastructure: Projects that address road or administrative infrastructure, emergency care, or financial systems.

Would you like your project to be considered for the Bangalore People’s Choice Prize?

Yes

If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?

The project promotes opened streets and active citizenry in Bengaluru

GREENWAYS SOCIAL COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE

Can cycling be the answer to all problems we are facing?
At least 10.000 lives could be saved and over 76.600 job opportunities created if people in major European cities cycled as much as the citizens of Copenhagen. That is what a study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests.

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Georgios

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Farfaras

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ECOLOGICAL MOVEMENT OF THESSALONIKI

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GREENWAYS SOCIAL COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE

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Social Cooperative Enterprise for Sustainable Mobility, Tourism and Transport

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2012

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

Greece, THESSALONIKI

Country where this project is creating social impact

Greece

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Can cycling be the answer to all problems we are facing?
At least 10.000 lives could be saved and over 76.600 job opportunities created if people in major European cities cycled as much as the citizens of Copenhagen. That is what a study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

more people cycle more often?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Living with the car as the dominant mode of transport, citizens are facing a huge social, economic and environmental cost: climate change, air pollution and noise exposure; congestion; unsafe environments which can be responsible for accidents, injuries and reluctance to be physically active; urban areas with a low quality of life and public health affected by a range of environmental factors causing respiratory diseases, allergies and cancer.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Greenways is Collective and Productive Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE), a civil-law cooperative with a social purpose possessing entrepreneurial capacity by law and its purpose is to ensure collective benefits with aim to serve local and collective interests and to promote employment, social cohesion and local or regional development active in sector of sustainable mobility/transport and tourism. Our aim is to create sustainable green jobs through:
1. Promoting and communicating sustainable mobility and accessibility
2. Planning and certifying cycle routes and greenways,
3. Organizing events, campaigns, projects
4. Llifelong learning, training
5. Auditing bike-friendly services or sustainable mobility and cycling policies.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

1. Greenways SCE took over the organization of "Move Against Cancer" event during European MOVE Week, an integral part of the NowWeMove Campaign (2012-2020) promoting the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity who brought together a range of partners to organize a relay where participants were informed about the European Code against Cancer and the benefits of sustainable mobility as everyday physical activity.

2. Greenways SCE is implementing the national award scheme for cyclists friendly accommodation sites, "Cyclists Welcome Hellas". Hotels, guest houses after review of minimum criteria (parking, tools, etc) receive the sign with the smiling bicycle.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

1. From different sectors, 26 organizations, over 30 volunteers and 500 participants gave a major publicity in the campaign in different sectors and media as well. The event was rewarded by the organizers for innovative delivery, effective collaboration and a clear understanding of their community and became an inspiration for the 2014 campaign!

2. Over 100 accommodation sites from all over Greece have already registerd for review. The criteria were created based on the research of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) according to European certification schemes operating in Europe by members, very easy to apply and similar with other European schemes.
The cycle friendly certifications strengthen competitiveness of SME´s in the tourism sector, help to streamline their marketing activities towards end clients and promote sustainable forms of tourism and mobility in general.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

In order to move forward with the activities for 2014 but also for the following years, Greenways SCE is going to have new members, stuff and offices after the following General Assembly.
1. For the coordination of MOVE week events in whole Greece, partners NGOs from last year events will take part in the ccordination team in different regions with the support of Ministry of Health and Secretary of Sports.
2. For the geographic spread of the award scheme for cyclists friendly business "Cyclists Welcome Hellas" we collaborate with the Greek Tourism Organization and the local hotel chambers.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

1.International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) the main organizer of MOVE Week has already decided to support Greenways SCE on project development, providing tools on nowwemove.com and promotional materials to implement events during the MOVE Week ( 29/9-5/10/2014) in whole Greece.
2. Greenways SCE is sub-contracted for the Cyclists Welcome Hellas network under funded program South East Europe, http://cyclistswelcomehellas.blogspot.gr

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Regional government, National government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Greenways is a new legal form under L. 4019/2011 where profits are not distributed to members, only to employees members of the SCE 35%, 5% to create reserve and the rest 60% for the creation of new jobs. People working for SCEs, who belong to vulnerable social groups and receive a welfare benefit, can receive these allowances together with their wage with their wage from the SCE. SCEs may conclude programme contracts with public sector and first/second- evel local authorities. Pioneer and innovative, was founded by experts in cycling, accessibility, tourism and environment issues.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

After taking part in the awareness-raising workshop by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry in 2010 at Sofia, Bulgaria, i read the first report requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and tourism "The European Cycle Route Network - Eurovelo - Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Tourism". There are an estimated 2.295 billion cycle tourism trips in Europe with a value of €44 billion per annum. The number of cycle overnight tourists is 20.4 million spending around €9 billion annually. The standard of services for cycle tourism is growing rapidly in EU countries. In order to accommodate the needs of cycle tourists there need to be provided basic services tailor-made for cyclists all over Greece.

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International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)
Supporting Structure for Social Economy of Central Macedonia Region, http://sympraxi.blogspot.gr/
Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki, NGO
"Via Egnatia" project, http://www.viaegnatia.eu/

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Road Constructions

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Vijay Surya

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NARAYANA JUNIOR COLLEGE HMT NAGAR

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Road Constructions

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Laying of roads using plastic wastes.

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Year founded

2014

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Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

India, AP, Hyderabad

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n/a

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Easy process which does not costs much but can be used to lay very durable plastic roads.
Few Advantages of plastic roads are:
Strength of the road increased (Increased Marshall Stability Value)
Better resistance to water and water stagnation
Increased binding and better bonding of the mix

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if plastic roads could be used to make Indian roads more safer?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Safer roads in India...

The major problem in india is the lack of safer roads.
this project ensures the safety of roads in INDIA

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Plastics waste (bags,cups,thermocole) made out of PE,PP and PS cut into a size between 2.36mm and 4.75mm using shredding machine, (PVC waste should be eliminated). The aggregate mix is heated to 165°c (as per the HRS specification) and transferred to mixing chamber.Simillarly the bitumen is to be heated upto a maximum of 160°c (HRS Specification) to have good binding and to preovent weak bonding. (Monitoring the temperature is very important). At the mixing chamber, the shredded plastics waste is to be added. It get coated uniformly over the aggregate within 30 to 60 seconds, giving an oily look.The plastics waste coated aggregate is mixed with got bitumen and the resulted mix is used for road construction. Temperature: 110-120 degrees.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The normal roads get damages due to rains stagnant water but the plastic roads are resistant to water

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Easy process without any new machinery
Simple process without any industry involvement
In situ process
Use of lesser % of bitumen and thus savings on bitumen resource
Use of plastics waste for a safe and eco-friendly process
Both Mini Hot Mix Pland and Central Mixing Plant can be used
Only aggregate is polymer coated and bitumen is not modified
Use of 60/70 and 80/90 bitumen is possible
No evolution of any toxic gases like dioxin
Fly ash can also be used to give a better performance

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

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How does your idea encourage citizens to participate in making roads safer?

As the roads are layed by plastic, there is a minimal maintance of the roads.
So plastic wates are collectted from the citizens to lay the roads there by encouraging themn

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

i might encounter a cometitive barrier from the fellow construction companies but i woud over come them by providing the best quality plastic roads which require minimal maintenance.

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Active citizenship: Projects that work to promote active engagement with road safety from individual citizens, pedestrians, communities, and social networks, or that use education as a tool to raise awareness and promote engagement, Technology: Projects that leverage technology to promote road safety.

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Road Constructions

Easy process which does not costs much but can be used to lay very durable plastic roads.
Few Advantages of plastic roads are:
Strength of the road increased (Increased Marshall Stability Value)
Better resistance to water and water stagnation
Increased binding and better bonding of the mix

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Smart Skull

Imagine you were on a motorbike and met with an accident. There is no help available. But still after some time you find yourself being treated in a hospital. Lucky One! But not Every time. Better wear Smart Skull, a helmet that provide location based Accident Alerts to relatives and hospitals.

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Smart Skull

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āpatsu mitraṃ

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Year founded

2013

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For‐profit

Organization Country

India, HR, Faridabad

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n/a

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Imagine you were on a motorbike and met with an accident. There is no help available. But still after some time you find yourself being treated in a hospital. Lucky One! But not Every time. Better wear Smart Skull, a helmet that provide location based Accident Alerts to relatives and hospitals.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

in an accident, help reaches in a few minutes.AUTOMAT(G)ICALLY ?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Mortality rate and neurological disabilities due to RTA (Road Traffic Accidents) are increasing at drastic rate.
95% of trauma victims do not receive optimal care during ‘golden hours’ and 30% of those who currently died from head injuries could have been saved if quality care were available to them sooner.
40% Road Accidents and 60% Brain Injuries involve motorbikes.
All this is due to lack of a quick life support system for RTA victims.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Our Solution builds a simple, immediate and effective safety protocol for quick information flow between RTA victims, hospitals and emergency data centers.
Smart Skull is electronically modified motorbike helmet, connected to rider's Smart phone, that can sense the occurrence of accident and measure forces on the head.
In case of an accident the phone generates voice and sms alerts to the pre-specified emergency contacts giving location and other details of the incident.
India is one of the leading motorbike market and also has highest no. of motorbike accidents. So, Smart Skull has a big role to play as a life saver and make roads safer.

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When a person is ready to ride and wears the helmet the system gets activated. The helmet now can be bluetooth connected to the phone which is GPS enabled. The phone has an application with pre-selected emergency contacts and rider details. Now the rider is ready to go.
Now if the rider encounters an accident, the phone prompts the rider and wait for the response. If not acknowledged, the phone generates voice calls and sms to the emergency contacts and to the nearest medical aid center giving exact location of the incident.
The nearest available ambulance or hospital can track the location and medical help can be immediately provided.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Currently, the project is successfully through with research and prototyping stage is under development and testing phase. India, one of the largest two wheeler market, sells 14 million two wheeler with a CAGR of 10%. Indian helmet market is worth 500 Crore and is fastest growing with 11% CAGR. India is the fastest growing Smart Phone market with 166% growth rate. All these factors that are integral part that promises a great potential and success for the product.
We see Changemakers Safer Roads as a great platform and opportunity to pilot the project and kickstart the business.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

We are planning to launch a crowd funding campaign in parallel to legally structuring the business. Road Map of the project in India include bringing the scattered emergency system under one common automated emergency system. Collaboration with Helmet manufacturers to bring in quality in design and safety, Insurance Companies to propose special policies for our customers that will really help in boosting value proposition. After overtaking significant motorbike market, focus is to market similar devices integrated with established system for cars and household emergency applications.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Planning to pilot the project in Delhi-NCR or possible Bangalore from funds raised from Manav Rachna, crowd funding or possibly from changemakers.
The cost structure majorly includes Smart Skull manufacturing and cloud telephony server (AECC, Automated Emergency Call Center) setup. The revenue streams are from Smart Skull sales to riders and from registering ambulances and hospital emergency centers under AECC.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

The market of automated emergency calls in India and other major parts of the world is yet undiscovered. So there is great chance to become a pioneer in future.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

One day while riding to work, a car suddenly came my way. A moment later found myself on road with my bike, a distance apart, and that ruthless 'carwala' ran away. Somehow I managed to escape a drastic hit but the incident really shook my head. That night many "What If's" came to my mind like "What If Night", "What If No Help" and "What If ....". That incident seeded the idea in my mind. But was a bit doubtful the viability of the idea. Another day I started counting people who were under same danger. On that 30 Km two way road, in a 30 min ride from Faridabad to Gurgaon, 700 motorbikes commuted. Greatest part, all were wearing Helmets. Imagine of India and of the World, this idea can be a great hit. A huge market is discovered.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Mohit Bahl - B-tech in Electronics and Communication Engg. Looking after Market Research, Business Development and Implementation.
Manasvi Sihag - B-tech in Electronics and Communication Engg. Hardware Design and Development Lead.
Nikhil Dalmia - B-tech in Computer Science Engg. Application Development Lead.
Saurabh Kanwar - B-tech in IT Engg. Design Lead, Graphics and Animation.

Other Student volunteers are also involved in the project.

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Not really in any collaborations yet.
But in future planning to partner with Leading Helmet Manufacturers to bring in quality in helmet design and manufacturing.
Also with insurance companies to provide extra value to our customers in terms of insurance and health benefits.

How does your idea encourage citizens to participate in making roads safer?

The idea rather prevents the roads from becoming more deadly. The technology establishes an automated quick life support system that
provide immediate help to the Road Accident Victim. This makes people, seeking help during road emergency, independent even during unconscious situations.

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Ratio of Helmet to Two Wheeler sales can be a figure of worry at one end. But can also be really inspiring if awareness among Indian Riders is boosted up. Since major helmet players are not focusing on marketing, We have a role to play to be an inspiring figure for Indian Riders to wear helmet. This can be done my projecting "Wearing Helmets"as a "Cool" phenomena. Of-course campaigns, road shows, marketing will be useful tools for doing the same.

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Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Technology: Projects that leverage technology to promote road safety, Infrastructure: Projects that address road or administrative infrastructure, emergency care, or financial systems.

Would you like your project to be considered for the Bangalore People’s Choice Prize?

Yes

If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?

Bangalore holds a major share of national motorcycle sales, second highest among all Indian cities. Growth in Bangalore will be a key to our success.

Smart Skull

Imagine you were on a motorbike and met with an accident. There is no help available. But still after some time you find yourself being treated in a hospital. Lucky One! But not Every time. Better wear Smart Skull, a helmet that provide location based Accident Alerts to relatives and hospitals.

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Smart Tracking Driving License

STDL will involve a smart driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement in the area )

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Smart Tracking Driving License

STDL will involve a smart driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement in the area )

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India, PB, Patiala

Country where this project is creating social impact

India

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STDL will involve a smart driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement in the area )

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if there was a CARD to save the lives of loved ones from road mishap?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

In 2012, in every 8 minutes, 3 deaths were caused by the road accidents, And in every 2 minutes, there are about 3 road accident being registered in this country. So, isn’t there something wrong at the grass root level? Major reasons for the road accidents have been observed as INEXPERIENCE, SPEEDING, RECKLESSNESS etc. So, what can be the ways to check the preceding reasons ?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The idea is to develop a Smart driving license, which would enable us to check the malpractices on road which ultimately cause road accidents and similarly it would help us to keep an eye on the unwanted social elements and crimes involving any use of vehicle. Smart tracking driver license will involve a driving license which with the help of a hardware installed which will help the motor vehicle to identify the driver information and simultaneously, will be able to connect with the central server room (which will monitor the vehicles and the driver’s movement at district level). To drive a particular vehicle, driver will require to access the car through STDL Card using STDL Hardware installed for authentication of the license.

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Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Technology: Projects that leverage technology to promote road safety, Governance: Projects that address public policy, legal, and/or regulatory issues in the area of road safety.

Would you like your project to be considered for the Bangalore People’s Choice Prize?

Yes

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System to avoid underage driving

The project restricts the ignition of a 4-wheel automobile based on the chip in the driving licence.The project uses a chip reader and a stack memory to store the details of max 20 people's driving licence data, thus restricting any unauthorized access(under-age drivers or thieves).

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Ambulance should be right

Ambulance should always travel on the right side of the road. Vehicle (People) before the ambulance are willing to give space for Ambulance but they don't know where the ambulance is?

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