Life as we knew it has changed.
No more can we do the basic things of life that excites us without fear of being infected; Friendly hugs, handshakes, walking hand-to-hand are fast becoming a thing if the past, all owing to the advent of the corona virus outbreak. But beyond these restrictions are the changes; there is now therefore a need to think outside the box in other to thrive efficiently in the new world
As one of the global frontiers for a better life through innovation and technology, the epicenter of this year’s Longevity Design Challenge, by Stanford Center on Longevity, is building sustainable solutions to the unprecedented turn life has taken due to the COVID-19 outbreak which will aid everyone on the planet live a healthy and peaceful life.
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge is a global innovation platform that has for seven years fostered designs among students which will improve the way of life through innovation and technology.
How exactly has life been altered?
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge has in tandem to the present challenge launched an online project: A NEW MAP OF LIFE-After the Pandemic. This online project is to provide innovators with a guide for their projects.
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A. To come up with pragmatic innovative yet sustainable solutions which can improve life for all.
B. Foster generations of critically thinking students inventors, vast in the aspect of longevity in life.
C. Furnish innovators with the capacity to promote change in the world.
Innovations to be included?
During the course if the challenge, specific remote or virtual solution access will be introduced, but competitors are strongly advised to think outside the box when devising solutions for the problems arisen or highlighted by the corona virus pandemic, such as
A. If working remotely is to remain the norm, how can physical connections and interactions between people, communities be safely encouraged?
B. How can education be made accessible to everyone across all groups?
C. How best can connections generations be retained irrespective of distance?
D. In what way(s) can one keep fit without the gym?
E. What has our change in relativity with the environment played out due to change in activities and how can the positive aspects be retained?
F. In what ways can healthcare services be equally accessible to all regardless of resources being limited?
This challenge is divided into two Stages;
Stage 1: this would be from September to December 2020.
In this stage, participants will be trained on the topic, wherewith they will create their ideas. The organizing team will be, within this period, accessible to answer and attend to participants, as well as provide mentorship for them. Completed ideas can be submitted at anytime comfortable for applicants, but within the stipulated time during this stage.
NB: Results will be communicated in January 2021
Adjudicating Period: The judging of the entrants will be held from September and December 2021
Stage 2: Within this stage, final winners will be employed to develop their ideas further; they would also be tasked with making a presentation of their solutions in the front of judges, experts, potential partners and sponsors at the Award Ceremony which will take place at Stanford University in April 2021, and the winners will be chosen.
Start: 14th September 2020
Deadline Stage 1: 10th December 2020
Finalist announcement: Final winners of about five to eight teams will be announced January 2021
Award Ceremony: This will hold April 2021(the exact day will be communicated)
The first place: $10,000
Second place: $5,000
Third place: $2,000
Winners will be mentored by experts in the industry.
Final winners will receive an all expense paid trip including accommodation to the Award Ceremony at Stanford University.
Winners will attend entrepreneurship workshop on to learn to create a proposal in other to bring their ideas to a reality.
Teams must be made up of two to five students registered for the 2020/21 academic session in an accredited University or College all over the world.
Teams must have one full time student in the least.
The presentation from the final winners must be done by a student.
The team has the right to retain ownership of the items invented during the course of the competition.
Sponsors of the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge have the right to publicize invented solutions after submission; Teams not agreeing to these are strongly advised to obtain a patency, or any other applicable certification for their work before submission.
Direct involvement of teams with sponsors is voluntary; Any agreement secured as a result is out of the control of this challenge.
PROCEDURE FOR JUDGING
Who are the judges?
This Challenge will be adjudicated by experts in technology and designing, representatives from relatable fields, consumer goods ventures amidst others.
Effectiveness (40%): will the designed solution uplift life indeed?
Ingenuity (30%): Is this the first of its kind? Does it already exist?
Achievable (20%): Is it possible? Can this solution become a reality? And on a large scale?
Accessibility (10%): Would it be financially accessible to all? Would it be locally accessible too?
The alignment of the designed solution to the choice of problem identified will be considered in the total scoring.
Example, peradventure a score of 90% is obtained in designing, and a score of 50% in alignment to the problem, then the total would be 45%, translating to 0.90 × 0.50
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