Join Harvard in Creating a Sustainable Future: Unlock the Potential of a Circular Economy - 30/01/2023 18:12 EST
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $1000
- Entries Received: 309
- Winner: rashasafwat
THE CONTEST IS CLOSED AND WE ARE AIMING TO AWARD LAST SELECTED WINNERS BY 15TH OF MAY
We are excited to announce an opportunity for freelancers to collaborate with researchers at the Digital, Data, and Design Institute (D^3) (https://d3.harvard.edu/) at Harvard to source the most innovative and cutting-edge circular economy solutions for the business world.
Circular Economy is a simple idea.
Basically it involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible.
We would like you to submit your circular economy idea, which can be a unique new idea or an existent idea that is used in the industry.
Here is an example: Car Sharing in order to reduce the carbon footprint associated with driving.
Here is more information on circular economy:
Submit your real-life use cases on how companies can implement the circular economy in their businesses. New ideas are also welcome, even if they are 'moonshots'. Your suggestions will help Harvard researchers understand the impact of the circular economy on business. Let's get creative and revolutionize the world through the circular economy!
STEP 1: COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORM HERE
Submit your solution using the Solution Design Wizard (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnpXiomdtxVpDYq0fyldSyJ397Gc36UBTHb-FKMnKORqCU_g/viewform), which will guide you through the process.
***You are not limited to one submission, you can send as many submissions to the Solution Design Wizard as you want in case you have more than one idea.
Check out these examples (https://www.notion.so/Circular-Economy-Examples-0da4b9250abf4b64bfa7618a74bb3aac) for inspiration.
STEP 2: ENTER THE CONTEST
Submit a “Letter of Intent” as an entry in this contest page by clicking blue "submit entry" button in the top right corner of this page. This is just to keep records of the Freelancer usernames that are participating in the contest. You only need to do it once, whereas the google form you can send as many times as you wish, depending on how many ideas you have.
STEP 3: WAIT TO SEE IF YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED!
It is now time to be patient, we will contact you if your idea(s) are awarded a prize!
Our team will be evaluating your entries using the following criteria:
* Novelty (How different is it from existing solutions?)
* Environmental Impact (How much does it benefit the planet?)
* Financial Impact (What financial value can it create for businesses?)
* Feasibility and Scalability of Implementation (How likely is it to succeed and how scalable is it?)
The best overall solution will receive a $1,000 prize and be presented with an official trophy from the D^3 Institute at Harvard.
Top 500 best solutions will receive a cash prize of $10 each. The same freelancer could potentially win multiple prizes if they had submitted more than one winning entries! Apart from the cash prize, the winning entries will receive a letter from a Harvard faculty member and an official certificate from Harvard D^3 Lab.
Some creators of the best solutions will also receive an invitation to participate in an exclusive two-day virtual Circular Economy Catalyst Event at Harvard Business School in April 2023 to learn how leading companies, startups, and investors are engaging in the circular economy.
Please note that if two or more top submissions are similar, the one entered first shall be the winning submission. Time is key!
Please also review our FAQ section: https://delicious-jodhpur-c31.notion.site/FAQ-Join-Harvard-in-Creating-a-Sustainable-Future-Unlock-the-Potential-of-a-Circular-Economy-49a8e018ffc248c790cdd1a384c8b1bf
*** Email addresses in the Google form must match your Freelancer.com email address you used to create your account.***
“Phenomenal work and great output. Strongly recommend”
kefitzpatrick, United States.
Top entries from this contest
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mdeshpande22 United Kingdom