|Explaining and giving meat to the idea|
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The urinals at their school were ill equipped and did not have effective urine collection mechanisms. The spilled urine resulted in diseases, fever, lost classes, classroom stench and so on. The innovative solution proposed by the students solved their school urinal stench problem. This is also an effective method by which low-cost solutions have been resorted by the affected parties to innovate and come up with superior, long lasting and durable solutions.
|The design and brainstorming phase ..|
This idea though simple is an example of group innovation, very effective and strong in terms of teaching the basics of how to innovate ..
|The final implementation ..|
2. willingness to solve societal problems
3. enthusiastic mind to come up with multiple alternatives to solve the problem
4. practical mind to choose the best alternative
5. implement the best solution by evaluating the potential outcome in terms of the end results
a. societal benefitsb. low cost alternatives and6. evaluating the future potential in terms of maintenance costs and life of product
If we set up a mechanism to unleash the creativity of young minds, the creative and low-cost solutions to common day problems could be great !!
How can an innovative mindset be inculcated among the people of the country to leverage both on creativity of young minds and experience and wisdom of elderly minds to arrive at effective and low-cost solutions to societal problems ?
george.. (pic courtesy www.thebetterindia.com)