|Organisation Name||Cambridge Science Park|
|Main contact||Jeanette Walker|
|Name of challenge||The Smart Bench Challenge: Design a smart bench to monitor, measure and change behaviour or environment|
|Brief summary of challenge||
The challenge is to develop the ultimate, multi-functional affordable bench with multiple features, with a focus on health issues and use of facilities nearby, with Cambridge Science Park available as a testing ground for ideas and prototypes
e.g. a bench that:
Secondary purpose: Provides information:
|Context||The Cambridge Science Park opened in 1973 and is the leading science park in Europe. The Park is keen to be an early adopter of innovation. The Smart Bench Challenge supports the Park’s ambition to a) promote health and wellbeing and b) to adopt early innovation that could be rolled out beyond the Park.|
|The benefits to be gained from addressing this challenge for the challenge owner are…||
|The benefits to be gained from addressing this challenge by the team are…||
|Any work already done and status||
With devices like the Smart Bench, Strawberry is creating the next generation of Urban Furniture for Smart Cities by providing people on the go with a full battery, WiFi, relevant local info & more. Now in 30 cities, Strawberry is raising to expand its network of smart furniture to new cities.
Smart Bench is a 100% solar powered hub that provides phone charging, WiFi, air quality sensing & local information.
Cities often do not have the agility or budgets to answer trends as quickly as needed, so we offer networks of Smart Benches free of charge to cities & people. We sell commercial sponsorship rights to brand our furniture across the network to brands that want to engage with people in an innovative way.
|Success would look like…||Detailed plans/drawings for prototype bench complete at end of event, and ready for prototype build. Timeline/roadmap developed by end of event to show progress from design -> prototype -> production. Subsequent to event, at least one prototype bench installed at the Cambridge Science Park.|
|Key skills and technology sought||
|Key attributes of successful challenge teams||
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