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Challenge Based Innovation

Connecting CERN technology and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A³ is a Design Factory Melbourne initiative, which builds on earlier Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) pilots at IdeaSquare CERN, focused around using design innovation to develop outcomes that connect CERN technology with societal needs in a tangible way

get inspired | past projects

Projects and their process

 

 

2018-2019

ReTire

microplastics | water| melbourne

Collection and awareness of microplastics in urban areas
Team: Spring

ReMY

sustainable | fishing | drones

intelligent monitoring system for sustainable fishing and the next generation of ocean research
Team: QUATA

Stacker

wetlands | sewage

Using constructed wetlands to mitigate the impacts of combined sewage overflows
Team: Oceans5

CB-Neath

water | textiles| filtering

Effective filtering in textile production for clean waterways
Team: CB-Neath

2017-2018

Metaflora

food waste | hospitals| farm

Elimination of food wastage in hospitals entirely
Team: DASEIN.

Digisave

e-waste | personal devices

Responsible practices in electronic wastes and personal device use
Team: ATMA

Geolight

wildfires | roads

Creating a safe passage. In case of fire, roads don’t get blocked.
Team: IPIRANGA

COOLBA

e-waste | climatization| farms

Centralized system refrigeration and climatization
Team: CB-OND

 6 months | Design Innovation Process

Process Phases

1. Connections

Exploring the Sustainable Development Goals and CERN technologies, and making connections

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2. Design Proposal

Developing conceptual design ideas to well defined proposed solutions

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3. Future Strategies

Exploring strategies for implementing design solutions considering future scenarios for 2020, 2025 and 2030

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DFM operates at the intersection of university and industry, uniting students, academics, industry, researchers and community. On every DFM project we bring together an interdisciplinary team from across our network to lend their knowledge, skills and insights to diverse innovation challenges. Co-creation is fundamental to our practice: it influences how we work and think; it enables us to facilitate innovation through understanding different opinions and points of view.

Partners 2018/19