What would you think about making your Smarter Planet idea a startup company?
What if you can secure fund investment for that idea?
This can be possible for the finalists of the IBM SmartCamps.
What about a mobile app to automatically call the nearest taxi (Easy Taxi); another one to verify the traffic conditions (Mobwise) or another to warn you about your risk to develop a certain disease (Prime Health)?
Take a look at the finalists from IBM SmartCamps Rio and think about possible ideas for your community!
Check out the smart idea that secured €750,000 for investment at London:
Profitero at SmartCamp London
Keep looking the SmartCamp page and don’t miss the next event! It may be in your city or close to it in 2012!
IBM Global Entrepreneur: IBM SmartCamps page
Just kidding – check out this article http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/25/lions-who-send-text-messages/?hpt=hp_c4
Research on lion habits and habitats is enabled by technology.
Namibia is a country in Africa, whose constitution provides for conservation of natural resources. It’s citizens can profit from protecting their environment. Very few counries do this. YAY and KUDOS for Namibia!! See details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communal_Wildlife_Conservancies_in_Namibia
Article 95 states, “The State shall actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people by adopting international policies aimed at the following: maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes, and biological diversity of Namibia, and utilization of living natural resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future.”
CityOne: A Smarter Planet game
Think you know what it takes to make the energy systems that serve a city more efficient? Given the opportunity, could you make the city’s water cleaner and more plentiful, its banks more robust and customer-centric and its retail stores more innovative?
Solve real-world business, environmental and logistical problems.
Try this simulator game! Watch its trailer and try to get innovative ideas for your student chapter and community!