The Penguin Entrepreneur philosophy represents the evolution of education It has simplified the model of education. I will share the story of Ophelia. Ophelia is a dreamer who wants to realise her dreams. She has financial, emotional and professional dreams. Ophelia’s emotional dream is to become a mother of 5 children, have a wonderful family and marry a faithful man. Ophelia goes to school, gets a job and meets the man of her dreams. She gets a family. She realises her emotional dreams. But she fails to realise her financial dreams. Debt and inflation forces the family to struggle and live a very poor life. One day Ophelia realises that she is not happy. She is surviving but not thriving, therefore she quits her job and joins a new river. She becomes an entrepreneur. Ophelia jumps into a river called ‘marketing & social media’. That river has 3 types of characters: Dreamers - people who are new into the river Dinosaurs - people who have been swimming in the river for more than 12 months Penguins - the most evolved and successful individuals in the river. Penguins are people who realise their emotional, financial, social dreams. Penguins are attractive and are loved by everyone because they represent the highest level of evolution inside an river. (A river is an industry. It could be the corporate, the banking, the entrepreneurial, family, or fitness world). How do we reinvent education? We simplify the model of education. Instead of GCSE’s and A Levels, Degrees and PhD’s we present the student with 3 stages of development. Stage 1 is the dreamer. A dreamer has to know him or herself in order to prosper in life. It deals with mindset and identity. Stage 2 is the dinosaur. A dinosaur is very competitive and someone who wants to beat the competition. He is always competing. Every river, every industry has dinosaurs. We tell the student you don’t need to become a dinosaur. Instead, strive to become a Penguin. We also enable the student the see the dinosaurs that dominate a specific river and how to avoid those dinosaurs. A key step for every dreamer is to create a new river instead of jumping into an existing river. Stage 3 is the penguin. Penguins are people who have said yes to emotional, strategic, intellectual and emotional evolution. They are very wealthy on several levels. They achieve emotional, financial, strategic and social prosperity. While dinosaurs have to compete in order to survive, penguins learn how to thrive. Application We have a book. We are planning a documentary, software, an app that enables people to see where they are and how they can evolve and become a penguin. Every human being has an Ophelia inside him or herself. Many people fail in life because they don’t know how to become penguins. A university degree or PhD doesn’t mean a well paid job or a successful career. Someone who doesn’t have a successful career struggles to find happiness. We solve that challenge by providing a simplified model that enables a person to find the right subject and strategies that will enable him or her to become a penguin. There are penguin politicians, penguin tennis players, professionals and entrepreneurs. We provide the methods and then show people how to evolve and realise their dreams. Conventional education has 5 steps and a process that lasts 20 years. The Penguin Entrepreneur philosophy will enable people to become highly educated and successful in less than 8 years. Central to the Penguin Entrepreneur philosophy is that everyone is an entrepreneur. It doesn’t matter whether you work for yourself or for someone else, you are an entrepreneur. We will use the philosophy to inspire people and fight poverty. People don’t have to go to expensive Universities in order to become intelligent successful and happy. All they need to do is to become Penguins.
WeFarm - The internet for people with no internet accessibility, agricultureefficiency, bigdata, food-security, globalchallenges, innovation, resourceefficiency, socialimpact, sustainability, technology
Smallholder farmers are vital in achieving food security through sustainable agriculture, yet many live in poverty on less than $1 a day. Small-scale farmers typically have low crop yield and are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In addition to this, they often lack access to information that could greatly improve their livelihoods. WeFarm is a pioneering mobile platform that solves the global challenge of poor access to information for the majority of the world's smallholder farmers. WeFarm enables farmers across Africa and Latin America to share and access vital information on farming via SMS, meaning that even farmers without internet access can use the service. WeFarm promotes sustainable farming practices through our peer-to-peer service, with farmers sharing organic farming practices and sustainable techniques. Our social impact is significant with 65% of our farmers report they have improved their livelihoods with WeFarm. Eventually WeFarm will be able to track crop disease and monitor other challenges faced by smallholders with the key data we collect. We aim to have 1 million farmers using our service by the end of 2016, improving agricultural efficiency around the world.
We've taken the same immersive 3D effect from the cinema across to the classroom to create an engaging learning experience, making it easier to learn difficult topics. Imagine taking a 3D journey through the body as cells pop out at you, or seeing 3D molecules floating in mid-air. This is the natural way to learn as most topics in Science are 3D in real life, so it makes sense to teach them as they are - in 3D. The effect of depth allows students to immerse themselves in the context of the topic they're studying. This makes it easier to remember concepts enabling students to succeed in exams. This method of learning has many proven benefits to learning such as greater attention, deeper understanding of concepts, better behaviour and increased test results. We deliver this as a complete, unobtrusive package. We include bespoke computers, 3D glasses, 3D projectors, and an award winning 3D software suite. We also help teachers to get the most from this amazing resource. You have to see this first-hand to understand it's full potential, so get in touch for a free demonstration - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart Glasses That act as eyes for Blind people GiveVision is a sophisticated software suite that powers smart glasses to be used as eyes for blind people. Developed by an experienced team of Software Engineers, two completely Blind, it is designed to increase the independence and mobility of Blind and Visually Impaired by converting visual information to audio cues. How it Works Smart glasses are equipped with a camera that can capture the visual information around the user. GiveVision is hands-free solution that enables these glasses to recognise objects, text, products, signs, people, places and talk to the blind person through a bone-conducting headphone.
Loowatt is an award-winning waterless toilet technology that generates energy from human waste. Loowatt's mission is to provide safe, sustainable and profitable sanitation to the 2.6 billion people in need today. Loowatt operates in the United Kingdom and Madagascar. www.loowatt.com @LoowattLtd
ChangeAlert is an IoT moisture sensor for continence pads. This sends signals to carers via a digital display system, alerting them when the pads need changing. This enables pads to be changed far quicker than previously possible, minimising patient discomfort, restoring dignity and helping to avoid conditions like infections or pressure ulcers. We designed this product after caring for a relative with severe incontinence and realising the difficulties within continence care. The system can be used in care homes, the NHS or with people cared for in their homes. We’ve designed the product to meet patient and clinician needs. ChangeAlert enables carers to prioritise the most urgent patient needs and optimise their workload by avoiding the current process of time-consuming continence rounds. Unnecessary continence checks and changes are also avoided, which are invasive and reduce a patient’s dignity. Failure to manage incontinence is the largest reason for admittance into care homes. ChangeAlert makes managing incontinence easier, more cost-effective and more dignified. We're assessing how we enable interoperability and more efficient and cost-effective care, to help the UK care model become sustainable as it caters for the increased demand that our ageing population will bring.
Squirrel is a solution that empowers people to get better with their money. We enable people to save, budget and manage their financial lives directly from their pay. We are a Barclays Techstars accelerator alum and currently a Telefonica Wayra accelerator member. We currently have 15 clients in the UK spanning a wide range of verticals - from logistics to retail and telecom. We're looking to make financial freedom a reality for people in the UK and beyond! www.squirrel.me
This competition is about finding the best ideas in a number of areas including education, technology, science and, at a community level. We are looking for one business man or woman who will represent the UK at the prestigious SME assembly in Luxembourg, in November.
The ideas should reflect and highlight principles of the TED platform, that is ‘idea worth spreading.’
You or your organisation must be a UK-based business or social enterprise, which is already trading.
The winner will be chosen by industry experts and notified in the second week of November. The winner should be able to travel to Luxembourg from 18th -20th November. Travel and accommodation expenses will be paid.
The winners from each European member state will have the chance to pitch their idea to some of the leading venture capitalists and investors in Europe.
Watch this space.
"Quantum Waste is a full cycle waste recycling company. We have developed technology and systems capable of doing what large waste management companies do but more efficiently, in a decentralized way and closer to where waste is produced. With minimal carbon footprint and higher recycling rates.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-EIQ7v8eGg Renovagen have developed the \"Roll-Array\" transportable solar power system. It\'s a solar farm which unrolls from a container or trailer in a few minutes - to power mobile hospitals, temporary camps, desalination plants, mine sites, military bases and more. Batteries and inverters are built-in for 24/7 power - it can be used just like a genset - but doesn\'t depend on expensive fuel or create CO2 emissions, noise and local pollution. Our air-pallet container system can be flown anywhere in the world on normal aircraft and packs up to 18kW of PV - 10x more power and much faster setup than existing solutions. Future systems housed in shipping containers will contain 300kWp or more! Affordable, accessible, secure power anywhere! The video linked here, released by NATO from a field testing exercise we took part in, features our product demonstrator in action.
Reviving the high street with this new mobile payments and rewards app. PopIn (Formerly GoTab) allows students to collect instant cash back for every purchase made at local stores near their university. This also helps revive small businesses around the UK.
Changify is a social platform for people to spot and share the things they love or want to change in their neighbourhood by taking a photo when walking down the street and sharing them and allowing the audience to vote on prioritising issues that need solving. It’s being tested in a technical pilot in the UK with service-provider Amey-Ferrovial where road-users can report issues by taking pictures with their smartphone; other users then vote for which issues to take forward. Changify is a second generation platform that aggregates, prioritises from multiple sources to create social feedback loops that answers the question- 'Which problem shall we fix first?" @Changify is created by @D4SC (Design For Social Change)
StepJockey's mission is to transform workplace health. We make dull and sedentary offices fun and active ones. Our smart signs and gamification system will make any building with stairs healthier, greener and more productive. Rate your stairs now!