Help selecting the winners in the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities

Help selecting the winners in the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities

Finalists from the first phase of the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities will post their ideas in this section. Members of the Milton Keynes POWER community can give them feedback and thus help them improve their ideas and win the contest.

Selection phase

The first phase of the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities is over and the results have been evaluated. Now, the finalists from the first phase of the contest who originally posted their ideas to the Milton Keynes POWER community page are requested to post an extended version of their ideas in the comment section here. 

If you are among the Milton Keynes finalists in the contest (see finalists list below), please:

 

1. Create a video or an audio or an extended slide presentation that explains your project.

 

2. Post it in the comment section of this issue. You have time until May 31, 2019 to do so. The sooner you post it, the sooner you could start collecting feedback from the POWER community and the bigger your chance of becoming one of the 10 winners. See more about the concrete feedback evaluation mechanism in Section 4 of the contest's guidelines.

 

3. Spread the link to your comment post here in your network and ask for feedback (votes and comments).

All members of the Milton Keynes POWER community are encouraged to give feedback and vote for the ideas they like in the comment section below until May 31, 2019. Your feedback helps the finalists improve their ideas and win the contest.

By mid June 2019, the POWER jury will select the 10 winners based on the quality of their projects and presentations and the feedback thay got from the community. The winners will be invited to the POWER conference in Brussels between October 9-10, 2019 where they will meet supporters who could help them with the further development and implementation of their idea (with know-how, contacts and/or funding).

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Video & audio

  

If you have chosen to present your idea in video or audio format, please notice following aspects:

  •   Your video/audio should be no longer than 3 minutes
  •   Your video/audio should answer following questions:
    •   What is the problem that your idea is tackling?
    •   What is the solution you offer?
    •   How could your project help the city of Milton Keynes with its goals within the POWER project? 
  •   Upload your video/audio to a hosting platform such as YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.
  •   Post the link to the video/audio in the comment section below and add a brief comment about your project
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Presentation

If you have chosen to make a presentation to explain your idea, please note following aspects:

  •   Your presentation should be no longer than 10 slides
  •   Your presentation should answer following questions:
    •   What is the problem that your idea is tackling?
    •   What is the solution you offer?
    •   How could your project help the city of Milton Keynes with its goals within the POWER project? 
  •   Upload your presentation in the comment section below. The Milton Keynes POWER platform supports most presentation formats such as PowerPoint, pdf etc.
  •   Alternatively, you could upload your presentation to a presentation hosting platform such as Prezi, Slideshow etc. and post the link accompanied with a short description in the comment section below.
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Milton Keynes Finalists

Following ideas that were submitted to the Milton Keynes POWER community in the first phase of the contest made it among the top 20 finalists:

 

SMART PIPE

Drip

WeHelpGreen

Challenge Accepted

Aqualog 

Scan the water!

SMART water usage

 

See all 20 finalists from the first phase in the four POWER cities here

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About the contest

The POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities was launched in September 2018 to foster the development of innovative ideas that offer solutions to challenges that local communities face. During the first phase of the contest, more than 140 ideas were submitted to the platforms of the cities LeicesterMilton KeynesSabadell and Jerusalem.

 

See more in the video below:

 

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  • ana.grimaldo

    silver

    30/05/2019

    WeHelpGreen is an app that influences people to optimize water consumption. Based on the development of different activities, they can upload an evidence such as photo or video to persuade the communi...

  • Patrick Tawfik

    gold

    29/05/2019

    Attached is a presentation explaining the idea in-depth. Drip is a user centred approach to limiting water consumption, via rewards and live water consumption updates.

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