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My idea is related to  https://fuseboxepfl.crowdicity.com/category/1855#/post/52349 possibly also https://fuseboxepfl.crowdicity.com/category/1855#/post/52349 but  extend this to "office chairs" too. Using some ergonomic design to make some unbalanced parts to push the underlying person to move ((which is healthy too ). The vibration of the movement can generate power again to charge smart phone and desktop/bed light. Or design the car cusion this way, let the generated energy to...

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Packaging is a useful marketing tool to sell 'clothed' goods. However, as soon as the goods are unpacked, they become useless and occupy the worthy space at home. My idea is to develop a "intelligent rabish bin", which can use any of the following approaches: . Smash the box / paper . Grind . Dissolve with water . Burn These should be done in a 'concealed' container for safety and enviroment protection purpose. Finally the package boxes will be 'elimated' and the output may turn...

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According to following article, coffee grounds and tea leaves can be reused for some purposes: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/stories/20-ways-to-reuse-coffee-grounds-tea-leaves . Soften Skin . Please the flowers . Sadden the ants etc.   The questions are, how can inform people about these usages and persuade them to change their behaviors to minimize the waste? Some ideas are: . Lauch compaign on Facebook by coffee vendor  to let customer show the creative usage of coffee...

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Build a house as a mini eco system, to minimize waste and reduce pollution. E.g. . Use solar panel to get energy from sunshine  (save energy). The gained energy can be used to pour water into garden. . Collect water from rains. . Use the warter discharges (kitchen, toilet) to plant the vegitables in the garden (can be planted on the house roof). . Use food waste to feed fish in the pool (drying and granulate) . The excretion of fishes can be used to soil the plants The house should be...

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Dust is considered as dirty and can cause healthy problems. Therefore almost each household with use cleaner regularly to catch dust at home. According to following article, the dust can have some uses: http://www.lookandlearn.com/blog/11685/the-amazing-uses-of-dust/ E.g.:"Respirators or gas masks .. as a dressing for certain skin diseases. Ulcers are treated with aluminium dust .." Is it possible to collect the dust and reuse it in some way?   Without dust, we would have no food,...

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One problem of causing food waste is the transport delay happening in the most logisctics. To increase the efficiency, my idea is to build a central online platform to collect the data from different logistic companies and provide a easy interface to let the recipient to compare the transport services in a easy & simple way. Similar as ZVV, the inquerier only needs to provide the Source  & Destination, Delivery amount and Deadline, the result list will then show all the transport...

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One factor for generating wasted food in restraunt is that the the chief cannot estimate the guest number very well by ordering supplyment. When too few guests come, the food are just perished and have to be thrown away. To conquer that, they should persuade the guests to buy a subscription (akonto) which is specially suitable for regular guests from close offices for business lunches. The benefits for these guests are: . Reserved table for given period  . Discount for frequent visit ....

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Build a online platform let consumer contact local farmer for fresh vegetables, so that: . The farmer can increase his income . The consumer can buy fresh foods . The platform provider can earn popularity per increasing its social image . Hobby gardener can also sell his plants on the platform . Build up relationship between farmer and loyal customers Additional Features: . Allow consumer to order vegetables collectively (like groupon) . Integrate logistic partner to reduce...

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Create a automatic dispenser (Branded by Bühler) to generate exact amount of rice/noodle for preparing cooking based on personal daily consumption. Additional feature: . Display the calorien based on the diepensed dose . Built in scale to show the remaining days based on the rest rice and current dose . Combinable with rice cooker (show dose in a LED display)   Benefits: . Reasonable and sustainable approach to reduce waste by comsuption . New Product -> Business...

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Zenghuan Shan

Zurich, Switzerland

Joined this community on Mar 5, 2014

Bio Dipl. Informtik of KIT MAS MTEC in ETH Zurich Managing partner for Startup Company - Silkway

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ETHZ

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Student (bachelor or master)

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Management of Technologies (CDM)

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26-35

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