“Today” talking about how students of the leading Ukrainian universities are looking for technological solutions that will help make life in their cities more comfortable
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The participants of the project Make It Smart
The participants of the project Make It Smart continue to travel across Europe in search of technology solutions for the cities in which they live. Besides that, College students get acquainted with European big city and their innovative technologies, they also present their own smart projects. The teams have already presented their startups in Warsaw, where experts noted the creativity of ideas, as well as extensive training of the participants. Now Ukrainian students win in Berlin.
First day in Berlin: what technologies of the city said the participants of the project Make It Smart
After exploring the city of progress and opportunities, the next day the team went to the hotel California to protect its projects to the experts of Berlin. At the conference, participants received leading recommendations on what needs to change and rework in projects.
The team of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic
We will remind, the team Dnipro Polytechnic is project EasySort is motivational mobile app for waste sorting. The application captures how the user sorts the waste, and in return receives bonuses that can be redeemed for goods or services.
Students of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic conquer the European big city c project Disparit on the use of piezoelectric elements (crystals that when compressed generate electricity – ed.) in the social improvement of buildings and public spaces where a lot of people going.
The representatives of Lviv Polytechnic will present the project Smart Valve is an automatic control system of heat distribution in residential buildings, which will allow to solve the problem when, during the heating season in some apartments are too hot and others too cold.
The participants of the project Make It Smart presented their projects in Berlin
The experts conference in Berlin:
- Elena Aingorn – lecturer, technical University of Berlin, working with start-UPS in Germany;
- Alex Varivoda – knows everything about Berlin;
- Artem Pai – representative of business in Germany.
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“In the morning there were several meetings with interesting people such as Elena Aingorn who shared her experience of doing startups and told us about his current projects. Among them – the concept of the restaurant, selling University courses worldwide to companies and ordinary people who want to improve their skills in certain subjects,” he told the students of the Lviv Polytechnic.
The conference itself was held in a pleasant atmosphere, and team members felt beginners in business who will give his idea of “release” and make the lives of others better.
“For the friendly atmosphere we had a productive and got a lot of experienced advice. The main of them – do not forget to apply a variety of innovative approaches to solving the problems that arose when developing our project EasySort”, – said the participant of the command of the Dnieper Polytechnic Elizabeth Nord.
Elizabeth burrows, the team Dnipro Polytechnic
But the team of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic had the same evening to finish the project.
“After listening and watching our presentation (project Dispari – ed.), the experts gave us a rating of “5” of “10”, I thought. The project, in their opinion, is not modified in two aspects – economic and energy-saving”, – shared his emotions Artem Savenko, a student of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic.
“The conference went well. We realized that we have some defects in the project and changed them in the evening”, – added Timur Fursaev also a member of the team of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic.
Make It Smart: Students of Zaporozhye and the Dnieper University of technology in Berlin
The team of Lviv Polytechnic also received a number of comments from the specialists of Berlin.
“In our project Smart Valve, according to experts, you need to pay attention to the technical part, because people do not understand how it works. But the main problem of the project, experts said profit – how are we going to get it. That is what we need to work hard on,” – said Vadim Krzanowski, student of Lviv Polytechnic.
The team of Lviv Polytechnic
So, now the contestants Make It Smart have a great Foundation of ideas, opinions and requests to Refine their projects and still try to implement them in Ukrainian towns to make life of Ukrainians more comfortable.
Expert advice obtained by the finalists Make It Smart in Berlin:
- Never give up and to burn his idea;
- Believe in your desires and goals, applying effort and without wasting time;
- Business is not an easy activity, as one must always understand what you want, who make the product how to make money, how long will your idea to be relevant.
What are the finalists Make It Smart next and what to expect in the way of your goals, read the next material.
About the contest:
Make It Smart competition of student projects to improve infrastructure of cities using new technologies and taking into account the principles of a Smart City. Is supported by DTEK, in partnership with leading universities.
The contest helps to understand what innovative solutions are needed Ukrainian cities. Budding innovators will receive design recommendations from the experts and gurus of the industry, Smart City*.
The team whose project will win, will be able to put it into practice.
*Smart city (smart city) is the principle use of modern technology to improve the quality of life in cities and villages.
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