Team CB-Ond - COOLBA (E-waste and energy efficiency)

“Working on the Refrigeration and Climatization subjects would be the best way to address e-waste and energy efficiency”

Our planet resources are paying the biggest price for our growth. We must reduce the ecological footprint and change the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Studying Oporto and considering CERN technology, we understood:

Working on the Refrigeration and Climatization subjects would
be the best way to address e-waste and energy efficiency.

Centralized facility systems, such as water and gas, became a
common aspect of our modern lives. Taking a closer look at modern household refrigeration and climatization, everyone has a fridge and its compressor at home and may even have air conditioning systems.

So, why not have a centralized system in the building for refrigeration and climatization? We envision this solution for the fridge, the air conditioning, and the radiant floor. That’s how Coolba is born.


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Team Atma - Digisave (Electronic waste)

“A proposal to culminate personal electronic assistive devices and resolve it with Community based-infrastructure”

We are team ATMA, and we’ve banded together from Design Factory Melbourne; powered by IdeaSquare at CERN and the UN 2030 sustainable goals. Our purpose is to support responsible consumption and production issues within an Australian context.

We have specifically targeted e-waste (electronic waste) as our key consumption and production foci and identified major social, environmental and health issues.

These include the import and export of current e-waste, the environments, and communities these e-wastes affect, businesses fueling planned obsolescence, as well as repercussions of materiality and content consumption, specifically from media technologies and personal electronic assistive devices.

Based on these findings we suggest a proposal to culminate personal electronic assistive devices and resolve it with Community based-infrastructure that replaces personal computing devices with access to a data and computing network. It utilizes AR as the form of dominant media consumption and aims to fuse digital and physical worlds to further support the interaction of physical world elements, all through a new lens.

This is powered by the integration of CERN technology, that can catalyze the change required to support responsible production and consumption, as well as mass behavioral and cultural change over a 3 step plan that focuses on solution implementation from 2020, 2025 and 2030; in accordance with the UN sustainability framework.


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Team Dasein - Metaphor (eliminating food wastage in hospitals)

“This will eliminate the amount of waste hospitals are placing into our landfills “

What Dasein proposes as a radical conceptual solution for the year 2030 is the elimination of food wastage in hospitals entirely. This will eliminate the amount of waste hospitals are placing into our landfills and a more effective and efficient way to feed the patients, mitigating malnourishment in hospitals.

Our Solution consists of a holistic system that caters for both those that can orally consume food, and for those that cannot.

As this solution is designed with the year 2030 in mind, obviously we assume that with the current trends in technology today, 2018, these solutions could be probable. The ultimate goal of our research and outcomes are to inspire the growth in importance of sustainable practices and living with a new and fresh perspective that could motivate change.

Thank you to everyone that was involved in the evolution of Dasein’s concept. It could not have been done without your effort, lending us your time, feedback and encouragement.

This is our solution, Metaphor.


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Team Ipiranga - Geolight (Greener Future)

“Wildfires are becoming increasingly more expensive due to the proportions they’re assuming every year”

This year, the CBI A3 program focused on the Sustainable Development Goal number 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

We looked for problems related to this topic in our local context, and explored them deeper during the two weeks we spent at CERN. One of the problems was deforestation. This contributes to global warming, a decrease in biodiversity, excessive loss of plants and animals, change in the Earth’s crust, and several other issues.

Previously, the causes for deforestation were the cut of trees for shipbuilding and houses’ heating. Nowadays, the main causes are wildfires, acid rain and for the construction of infrastructures.

Referring more specifically to wildfires, Portugal has the biggest eucalyptus area compared to its size, and they are not a native tree. The lack of planning and regulation of eucalyptus plantation are factors that, along with climate change, increase the risk of having wildfires, turning forests into real ticking bombs. One of the major issues that wildfires cause is the increase of CO2 emissions.

Wildfires are becoming increasingly more expensive due to the proportions they’re assuming every year, a consequence of global warming. But the problem is not only about the money – the shortage of water is not a thing so distance in the future. It is imperative that we find alternative means to fight fires so that this resource is preserved.


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