What’s your success story? We’ve asked you to show us the process of inventing by telling your personal story and take the chance of winning the GEDII story competition!
We are looking for stories about inventions which have been developed by women, in women’s groups or in mixed gender groups and about the factors that made it a successful invention.
The public voting will of the final contributions run from now until 31.01.2018. The winner will be announced on 01.02.2018. Good luck to our finalists!
The VERCS is a vehicle that attached to the front of the supermarket cart without having to make any modification, is able to pull it and perform all the necessary manoeuvres to go through the supermarket corridors. Family Synergy – description
“Yo también leo” / I read too
“Yo también leo” (I read too) is an App specially designed for children with Down’s syndrome to learn to read with an adapted methodology catered to their abilities.
The App has been created to develop the abilities of these children to the maximum. The App is based on the principles of the global reading method defended and used successfully by experts in special education.
“Yo también leo” includes an initial phase of plays that stimulate the perceptive abilities of these children. It progressively introduces the global perception of the words and progresses through different phases until learners can manage short texts. The App allows the child to improve at his/her own pace in a playful way that maintains the child’s attention and motivation to continue progressing. Help online encourages their autonomy at any time. “Yo también leo” / I read too – description
ECUVal: a story of effort and perseverance
ECUVal is a green technology combining electrochemical process with ultraviolet irradiation to remove organic pollutants from wastewater. It is specially suitable for the removal of dyes from saline effluents in the textile wastewater. The addition of chemical reagents is not required and no wastes are generated. The decolourised effluent can be reused in the process. This implies a reduction of water and salt consumption and a reduction of discharge costs. ECUVal reduces the CO2 emissions in 21%, which contributes to increase the sustainability of textile industry. The ECUVal treatment will also reduce the pollution salinity and the pollution in rivers.
ECUVal is a project co-founded by the Eco-Innovation Initiative of the EC. It is the result of a long and exhaustive research carried out by the group ENMA-UPC. After many years of studies at laboratory scale, the ECUVal project has developed an industrial prototype (4m3/h) which is currently being used in a textile mill. The technology is patented and has been licensed for its commercial exploitation. ECUVal: a story of effort and perseverance – description