A sustainable bio-degradable bottle for cold liquids.
The Innovators and their BIG idea
Jess Nicholson and Freda Prak were Year 10 students at Bethlehem College when they came up with the idea for a sustainable biodegradable bottle for cold liquids. They were thrilled and proud to be announced the winners of the YiA Junior category and got to attend the 2018 YiA Awards Evening, which they found to be quite a big event which made them feel special.
The Internship and what’sup for the future
During their internship at Locus Research the girls learnt about how to collect relevant information and data through to making a prototype. Having experienced entering YiA the girls felt that the main takeaway for them was the importance of learning how to think ‘outside the square’ and that students who had an idea they are passionate about developing further should seriously consider entering YiA.
Gel-Shel is a holder for energy gels that attaches to mountain bikes, reducing the amount of rubbish picked up after biking events. Sam and Holly won a $1000 cash prize plus Sam had two weeks' invaluable work experience with Locus Research and Woods.Learn more
To stop texting while driving, this steering wheel cover senses when there is not enough pressure and will beep until both hands are back safely on the wheel. Emily won $1,000 and the opportunity to further develop her idea further during her invaluabe work experience at Locus Research, Beca and TiDA.Learn more
An app that allows the user to view online garments on their body before buying.Learn more
LED strips to assist dyslexic students in reading and writing by using coloured overlays to relax the brain, allowing it to interpret information more easily. The team took home $2000 and invaluabe work experience with Bluelab, Beca and Woods.Learn more