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Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation trending idea Edited

Sunspring Farms - Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation

Food security is a growing challenge. Over the next 20 years, the global population will rise to over 9 billion people, with close to 80% of us living in urban areas. This increased density will place further stress on local food security and challenge us to create innovative solutions for producing safe and sustainable food supplies for... more »

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Calgary Green Produce Integration Edited

The Future of Farming





Modern society has found itself based around sprawling urban hubs. These dense cities, often far from where our food is grown, pose gargantuan logistics challenges, often costing lots of time, money, and fuel. Through urban farming, we are able to not only slash this logistics chain, we are also able to localize the economy, more efficiently... more »

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Energy generation from waste

Waste is a non-stop issue globally. The idea we're bringing is to re-think waste as a resource. This encompass planning from consumers site to the final place where waste is converted into a resource. 

The idea we're bringing encompasses environmentally friendly means of collecting waste and proper processing of waste. This process will eliminate waste going to the landfill and produce items used day-to-day. Our goal... more »

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Geothermal Aquaponics for Local Food Supply & Security

The COVID-19 pandemic brought significant disruption to Canada's food supply chains; however, even before the pandemic ~1.2M Canadians did not have consistent and reliable access to fresh, healthy food. The solution to this challenge is straightforward…we must grow what we eat, where we live. If we can find a way to achieve this goal while also reducing the carbon footprint of our food production systems, all the better.... more »

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Multi purpose Electric Vehicle Platform - MEVP

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Imagine Electric Tractor, Electric Yard Trucks, Electric Forklift, Electric Boat, Electric {insert anything that moves} into a modular design that uses a modular Electric Drive and can offer versatility, scalability, and re-usability by its design. If that is not enough, also imagine wind turbines built from the same platform. 

 

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Vehicles are the answer to Climate change !!, BUT they have their... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

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Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »

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STARS, STEM, STEALTH, AND SHIELD

THE 4 S-MEN

STARS, STEM, STEALTH, & SHIELD

Rhea Building Logic has developed over a dozen novel innovations to affordably reduce the energy load of today's homes. Once the concept of a recycling home energy appliance was born the need for a building system that could take advantage of Rhea's capabilities was created. These are the 4 S men of the ReBeL system.

STARS: Solar Thermal-Air Roofing System

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Bioplastic Alternatives and the Circular Economy trending idea

Resolving the global plastic waste problem requires a multi-faceted approach - legislation, scientific innovation, and changes to consumer behaviour.  We hope to provide bioplastic alternatives to single-use plastics that are dissolvable in water, made from food grade items/food waste, and are completely compostable in your backyard.  We're not talking about PVA, PLA, or PVOH. 

What started as a passion project has fully... more »

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Emissions Reduction through Continuous Monitoring and AI

Setting targets and moving towards net-zero emissions requires accurate baseline and trusted data to measure progress and provide transparency across any industry on the path to a greener energy solution. Greenhouse gas emissions are a growing global concern and innovative solutions to combat their effect on climate change and enable clean energy are critical.

Qube Technologies is a Calgary-based start-up that has developed... more »

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Building a Net Zero Emissions Talent Community

The team at Kettera proposes the creation and deployment of a "net-zero emissions" talent community (NZE Community). The creation of the NZE Community presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage, connect & grow a network of interconnected stakeholders, driving individual, business, community and municipal achievement.

Kettera is a Calgary based tech start-up that has developed an ecosystem of interconnected software... more »

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