Shell Ideas360 provides university students with an exciting opportunity to develop their ideas into a potentially investment-worthy business case with the support of Shell mentors and subject matter experts.
In May, during the final stage of the first season in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the five finalist teams had the opportunity to demonstrate their potential, develop their skills and collaborate globally with like-minded innovators, gaining insights into the current and future challenges in the fields related to Food, Water and Energy.
The team from Monash University in Australia impressed the judges with their Smart Water idea. This is based on a system that measures water use and associated costs, targeting areas with excessive water use. Small monitoring devices attached to water taps at home and linked to a mobile device, enable consumers to keep track of their water usage while they are away from home, ultimately helping them to save water. Have a look at their idea here.
Although a team from McGill and Concordia Universities in Canada won first prize, the Monash team - Ami Pasricha, Horace Josh and Kali Wong, all students in electrical and computer systems engineering - say they have come away from the experience with valuable contacts and inspiration to carry on with their bright ideas.