Ideas contest winners announced
The three winners have been selected in the Aalto University ideas contest to improve living environments and the quality of life. Saara Järviö's idea was the best in category Arts & Design, Maarit Eskola's in Business, and Tijana Dzodzo's in Technology.
"A friend of mine recommended this contest to me. Renewable sources are close to my heart, so coming up with the idea was quite easy.", says Tijana Dzodzo.
The winner and their idea per category are:
Arts & Design: Saara Järviö, Turku, Finland with the idea No 385 "Simple poetry in streets, walls, traffic sings and stairs. Drawn either permanently or possibly with chalc. Beautiful, relaxing, widening our perspectives."
Business: Maarit Eskola, Sipoo, Finland with idea No 419 "Web-based service for exchanging talents - real-life network for people interested in self-development to gain new friends and skills without expensive courses."
Technology: Tijana Dzodzo, Belgrade, Serbia with the idea No 421 "Solar panels integrated in bus stations could give power for advertisement and enough heat for people who r waiting for bus to come during the winter time."
The university challenged young people, with ability and a willingness to make a difference in the world, to submit new ideas during 10 January-31 March 2012. Over 500 ideas were posted in categories Art&Design, Business, and Technology on the ideas.aalto.fi website using virtual post-it notes. Each winner is rewarded with the sum of 1,000 euros. The ideas were to be a maximum of 160 characters, therefore the idea needed to be fine-tuned and to the point.
The winners were selected in two phases. The first phase was a public vote, based on Facebook likes, from which the TOP 20 in each category were chosen. Out of these shortlists, the Jury chose the final three innovations to win the contest.
The contest was part of this year's student recruitment campaign Realise your dreams. Read more on the campaign on the Ideas site (ideas.aalto.fi)
Ideas contest to improve the quality of life, news January 10