Winning Projects 2013: Go Green!

  • Winner

    Viadedo

    Launched in spring, 2013, Viadedo is the first carpooling platform in Paraguay that offers car owners with a spare seat a place to post their planned routes, so that passengers can join them. People gain another means of transportation and car owners save money on fuel. Considered to be dangerous, carpooling was once a controversial topic in Paraguay. To overcome this perception, Vialedo targeted safety as the major priority in the project’s development, allowing users to check drivers’ credentials on Facebook. Car owners can alsopost a route that is only visible to their Facebook friends or...
  • Winner

    Book for Book

    The Book for Book website provides high school students with the possibility of matching requests and exchanging books of particular interest. In the spirit of solidarity and environmental awareness, the platform aspires to host young students and parents who wish to find books online for free, quickly and easily. Platform users can offer or search for specific textbooks that other users living close to them may have already offered. A meeting can easily be arranged for the book exchange to take place. School principals or even students within a specific neighbourhood can organize a meeting...
  • Winner

    Wiithaa, the upcycling network

    The Wiithaa website is an upcycling network. Upcycling is a way of recycling by adding value or new use to objects or materials thanks to design, helping companies to give new life to their waste. The Wiithaa Lab invites designers, engineers and other specialists to evaluate excess production and to offer local synergies, to find new partners, and especially, develop prototypes of new products or new services. Wiithaa accompanies users in the implementation of these new processes. By applying design thinking to the problem of waste, businesses and communities can use the proposed solutions to...
  • Runner-Up

    GreenЯ

    GreenЯ is a mobile app that wants to form an awareness of economical driving. This is achieved by a visual feedback of the current driving behavior, which is represented in the form of a color change of the road. When the driver has an economic driving it appears green, blue for non-economic. So the driver immediately receives direct feedback on his current ride. In addition to that, GreenЯ determines an average value of all driving behaviors of all participants. So, the more people drive economically on a specific road section, the higher the probability that it will appear on the map in...
  • Runner-Up

    Recofood

    RecoFood is a composting system intended for a condominium. As a project is intended to solve the organic waste disposal problem in a very easy way. Composting really represents a cost-effective alternative to reduce those large amounts of waste  coming from different situations. Each condominium will register to the RecoFood website by city, street and house number (thus creating a community for that specific block of flats), in this way it will be possible to give birth to two different types of tasks: those to be carried out by the single flat owners and those to be carried out by the...