The Innovation Hub
The Innovation Hub is an exciting new part of EWB-UK which aims to support the development of ideas that aid development. There are two main parts of the Innovation Hub: The Hub and The Competitions.
The Hub is for anyone with ideas, however weird and wonderful, which could aid development. If you have an idea for a social enterprise or have developed a new solution to a technical problem that the world should know about, we want to hear from you! The Innovation Hub team offers support and guidance to people with ideas to make sure that they reach their full potential. Find out more about Hub here.
The Competitions pose questions related to one of EWB-UK’s Communities of Practice which teams are challenged to solve. Prizes, funded by our partners, are awarded to the best entries. These prizes take the form of funded internships to further develop the ideas from the competition entry. Find out more about The Competitions here.
NEW: Making s**t count
After 3000 years of excellent service, it is about time that the humble pit latrine was subject to some decent quality research and its perplexing mysteries unravelled.
Water for People require a device to measure the number of flushes, and ideally their contents, entering a standard pour-flush latrine.
Three finalists will be given the chance to prototype their designs. The device that functions the best when put to the test in the UK will be used in research in a range of pits in Kampala, Uganda. The winner will work alongside Water for People and an EWB-UK placement volunteer to install the devices and train people in their use.For more information see the competition page.
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