Project Theme Choice
You are required to build a working prototype for the Young Creators League. To choose a project, you can go through the given sample challenge statements on our website, or design your own problem statement that you want to address.
Following prompts are designed to help you pick up a project topic!
What is the problem that you are interested in solving?
What problems / ideas are local to your surrounding area/ surrounding environment?
Why is this problem important for you to solve?
Which ideas / project themes can show a quick result to you to try out?
What will you build?
What will be the intended outcome of this project?
What are the set of resources required to build your prototype for this project?
Is this problem related to the UN SDGs? Which specific Goal and Target does it relate to?
You can choose from the following Problem Statements or add your own.
Students constantly forget to turn off lights and fans when leaving classrooms, as well as leave electronic devices such as computers running, or in sleep mode after use. This contributes to a large amount of energy wastage in campus / school.
Challenge: Design a system to reduce energy consumption and help address such situations.
SDGs: 7; 12; 13
Most students fail to finish their lunches on a daily basis. This results in large amounts of food waste being generated every day.
Challenge: Design a system that can quantify the food wastage and help put the food waste generated on a daily basis to good use.
SDGs: 11; 12
Even though separate garbage bins are present throughout schools/cities most people dispose of items without care. Thus, garbage is currently incorrectly sorted at the source and there is a lack of bin level monitoring.
Challenge: Design a system that will help in preventing improper sorting of garbage at the source.
SDGs: 11; 12
Indoor air quality
Due to various factors such as emissions from vehicles and industries, the quality of air indoors has drastically declined in homes, especially in cities. This has been leading to various health issues in adults and children alike.
Challenge: Design a device that can help curb the issue of poor indoor air quality.
SDGs: 3; 9
Many fruits and vegetables go to waste due to improper storage techniques, especially in the summer. Although cooling systems and dryers exist, they are not always accessible to small scale vendors and farmers.
Challenge: Design a low-cost system to help keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer periods and reduce wastage.
SDGs: 2; 8; 9; 10
There is a lack of awareness and facilities for menstrual hygiene, especially for school going girls in the country.
Challenge: Develop a solution for tackling this problem. (You may design a low-cost sanitary pad dispenser/ a system or model for spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene)
SDGs: 3; 5; 6
Electronic waste management
Electronic waste is currently the world’s fastest growing domestic waste stream (According to the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP). Recycling this type of waste is a difficult process.
Challenge: Design a way to reuse electronic waste.
SDGs: 9; 11
Inclusive farming equipment
There are accessibility issues with most of the farming equipment, for differently abled people. A farmer may meet with an unfortunate event that renders them unable to utilize these equipment and lose their means of livelihood.
Challenge: Design an inclusive farming equipment.
SDGs: 8; 9; 10
Lack of safe
According to UNICEF India, less than 50% of the population in our country has access to safe drinking water. Being one of the most important constituents for sustaining life, this issue is extremely detrimental towards the development of our country.
Challenge: Design a low-cost water filtering system.
SDGs: 6; 9
Efficient plant watering
A lot of times, people just leave hose pipes with water flowing out constantly at their plants. This often results in more water being poured out than required by the plants and thus adding to water wastage.
Challenge: Design an automatic system to optimally water plants and avoid wastage of water.
SDGs: 6; 11; 15
Along with the global rise in temperature, the demand for domestic cooling systems has also been consequently increasing. Cooling systems are usually not affordable to a large majority of the population.
Challenge: Develop a low cost/passive cooling system for domestic use.
This project maps to: SDGs: 9