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SHAD 2012. House Project Theme “RIM/Shad Entrepreneurship Cup Competition”. Themes from the last 6 years. Great Canadian Energy Challenge (2006) Zero Waste Technology (2007) Design with Conscience (2008) Looking to Nature and Natural Fibres (2009)

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Shad 2012

SHAD 2012

House Project Theme

“RIM/Shad Entrepreneurship Cup Competition”


Themes from the last 6 years

Themes from the last 6 years

Great Canadian Energy Challenge (2006)

Zero Waste Technology (2007)

Design with Conscience (2008)

Looking to Nature and Natural Fibres (2009)

Designing for Canada’s Aging Population (2010)

Designing for a Canadian Child with a Disability (2011)

What could it be for 2012?


Theme for 2012

Theme for 2012

  • What might we prevent/reduce obesity in North American youth?

  • Useful resources:

  • http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/oic-oac/assets/pdf/oic-oac-eng.pdf

  • www.obesitynetwork.ca

  • http://www.childhoodobesityfoundation.ca


What is expected

What is expected

  • The astute Shad entrepreneur will identify a niche that fills a specific need for this growing segment of the population, and use scientific, engineering, and technological rigour to design a product/process or organization that will benefit this emerging demographic.


What s expected from shads

What’s expected from Shads

  • Innovating using triple bottom line principles of :

    • creating economic value while considering

    • social responsibility and

    • environmental sustainability

  • participants will explore the boundaries between technology, science, design, and art that fit the theme.

  • Shads will realize that one day they too may encounter this issue.


Possible project business opportunity

Possible project/business opportunity

  • Products

  • Services

  • Plans

  • Illustrations

  • Initiatives

  • Etc, etc, etc.


What is expected at the end

What is expected at the end

  • Business Plan

    • Needs/opportunity assessment

    • Concept description

      • Scientific and engineering principles used

      • Technical drawings/illustrations

    • Human resources/company structure

    • Marketing

    • Financing and Accounting

  • Prototype

    • Could be physical or virtual


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