It’s about exposing, strenghtening and boosting your work
Are you working on a great innovative idea that helps tackle global warming? Do you want to enable others to follow your progress and share knowledge? Expose your project here, gather recommendations and support, and have it published. Together we can try to realize your proposals and make the world a better place.
- Share your thesis with us and receive your own digital workplace.
- Gather feedback and support from ‘the crowd’.
- Let’s find a way to visualise your approach in a video animation.
- Let’s try to get it published in a scientific journal.
- Let’s look for incubators and start a journey towards realization.
Your project is expected to be innovative, original, and ambitous: aimed at realizing a breakthrough in the struggle against global warming. Being host and moderator, Cool Down the Planet will assist you in every step. Starting in the autumn of 2018 we strive to – within some months – launch and promote dozens of student projects, that make a difference.
Participation is free. We will not ask any fee from you or your university. We hope our platform will be supported by a number of ‘cool universities’ and ‘cool partners’. Would this special status also suit your organisation? Please consider to be a stakeholder of this platform and get in touch!
Proposed time schedule
As soon as your project goes live, it will be open to ‘crowd engineering’ during 100 days. At the end of this stage we’ll ask you to formulate some learnings and finetune your thesis.
Then it’s time to elaborate a film script and prepare the video animation. We will use our expertise in the video market to find a sponsor. This will take another 100 days.
Finally an editor-in-chief will weigh your project and might invite you to send in your thesis. We are in touch with a prominent publisher of scientific journals, who will consider publication. Give us another 100 days.
So before the time has come to look for business incubators we’ll spend about 10 months in strengthening and promoting your plans against global warming.
Post your comments and help the projects forward!
Giving the project owners an opportunity to present their ambitious plans on Cool Down the Planet, means more than just exposure. It’s about receiving somebody else’s input and support as well. Crowd engineering is supposed to widen the scope in a multidisciplinary way and make proposals more viable.
So be invited to zoom into a project and post your questions and comments in “Disqus” – this needs a one-time-only registration. It’s up to the project owner to recognize your contributions. He or she could propose to accept you as a member of a ‘dreamteam’. Setting up a broad expert team might be wise when it comes to future developments.
Compensating your efforts with a little bit of publicity
People are busy! How can we expect you to be a ‘crowd engineer’ in your rare spare time? We can’t! That’s why we are so grateful with every single comment or question in one of our chats.
The slightest award we can offer is to add your name to a list of active crowd engineers. And – if you like – we can give you the opportunity to share your views on ‘how to cool down the planet’. So send your ‘quote’ (max.100 words).