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Community Waikato offered the chance for six Waikato community organisations to compete to win a share of $20,000, of which $10,000 was donated by the Len Reynolds Trust, and the other $10,000 from Community Waikato. This prize was offered in a Dragon’s Den competition at the conference.

Six finalist organisations were chosen from twenty-two applications to present their community projects to a panel of dragons (i.e. funders) and come away with a prize to help fund their project. The projects were judged based on the most promising and best presented.

This category considers the craft of editing independent of genre. Technical ability, creative execution and adherence to the standards of the craft will all be considered

Community Waikato offered the chance for six Waikato community organisations to compete to win a share of $20,000, of which $10,000 was donated by the Len Reynolds Trust, and the other $10,000 from Community Waikato. This prize was offered in a Dragon’s Den competition at the conference.

Six finalist organisations were chosen from twenty-two applications to present their community projects to a panel of dragons (i.e. funders) and come away with a prize to help fund their project. The projects were judged based on the most promising and best presented.

This category considers the craft of editing independent of genre. Technical ability, creative execution and adherence to the standards of the craft will all be considered

Solution: The Demolition 4 Design (D4D) platform disrupts the ecosystem of the built environment by connecting previously disconnected professionals, increasing knowledge of sustainable solutions and enabling value creation by diverting landfill waste into new markets. The D4D Database is the ‘Google of Demolition’ disseminating information about existing buildings to create an ecosystem which links demolition companies with designers, developers, manufacturers and engineers. The D4D database thereby enables the effective use of building waste in manufacturing and construction creating long lasting positive effects for economic, environmental and social development.

Solution: Solid waste management is a significant challenge in low-income countries. Currently 57% of waste is unaccounted and thus uncollected. This negatively impacts publics as well as environmental health and the waste itself is an untapped resource. BirdEye supports progressive municipalities in low-income countries to find unaccounted for waste, optimise their waste management system and use the waste as a resource.

Solution:  There is limited information on building materials to support cities to identify recyclable materials within rubble post earthquakes. Recovering Giants provides a spatial simulation tool that assesses the amount of recyclable building materials following an earthquake. This is an innovative solution for governments, builders and recyclers as it provides strategies on how to maximize amount of recyclable materials post disaster and reduce the amount waste sent to landfills.

Community Waikato offered the chance for six Waikato community organisations to compete to win a share of $20,000, of which $10,000 was donated by the Len Reynolds Trust, and the other $10,000 from Community Waikato. This prize was offered in a Dragon’s Den competition at the conference.

Six finalist organisations were chosen from twenty-two applications to present their community projects to a panel of dragons (i.e. funders) and come away with a prize to help fund their project. The projects were judged based on the most promising and best presented.

Community Waikato offered the chance for six Waikato community organisations to compete to win a share of $20,000, of which $10,000 was donated by the Len Reynolds Trust, and the other $10,000 from Community Waikato. This prize was offered in a Dragon’s Den competition at the conference.

Six finalist organisations were chosen from twenty-two applications to present their community projects to a panel of dragons (i.e. funders) and come away with a prize to help fund their project. The projects were judged based on the most promising and best presented.

This category considers the craft of editing independent of genre. Technical ability, creative execution and adherence to the standards of the craft will all be considered

Solution: The Demolition 4 Design (D4D) platform disrupts the ecosystem of the built environment by connecting previously disconnected professionals, increasing knowledge of sustainable solutions and enabling value creation by diverting landfill waste into new markets. The D4D Database is the ‘Google of Demolition’ disseminating information about existing buildings to create an ecosystem which links demolition companies with designers, developers, manufacturers and engineers. The D4D database thereby enables the effective use of building waste in manufacturing and construction creating long lasting positive effects for economic, environmental and social development.

Solution: Solid waste management is a significant challenge in low-income countries. Currently 57% of waste is unaccounted and thus uncollected. This negatively impacts publics as well as environmental health and the waste itself is an untapped resource. BirdEye supports progressive municipalities in low-income countries to find unaccounted for waste, optimise their waste management system and use the waste as a resource.

Solution:  There is limited information on building materials to support cities to identify recyclable materials within rubble post earthquakes. Recovering Giants provides a spatial simulation tool that assesses the amount of recyclable building materials following an earthquake. This is an innovative solution for governments, builders and recyclers as it provides strategies on how to maximize amount of recyclable materials post disaster and reduce the amount waste sent to landfills.

We had another great year for Dragons' Den, organised by the English Department. Eleven finalists gave their presentations to a group of experts including Mrs Allen, Sarah Cunningham (Past pupil) and Jayne Duffy (Ciena - global telecommunications' company).

The products ranged from energy drinks to doggy-dens; multi-brushes to virtual reality gum! The three runners up created e-puzzle, Fresco and Cuddle Packs.

The overall winners (pictured with the dragons) were Serena Smart, Ben Johnson, Harry Kinnear, Aaron Patterson and Jake Mansfield. Their award-winning product was Capture Coffee, a hand-recognition coffee machine. Well done to all the participants!


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