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Social Innovation through Makerspaces Idea Contest
Nov 17, 2020  |  Read: 85

Apply to suggest your innovation solution to tackle challenges in education, decent work, and climate change through the newly created i7 makerspace at Yonsei University.

○ Eligibility for application:
- At least one of the team members should be Yonsei UIC student (Or the individual)
- A maximum of 5 members per team

○ Contest details:
- The contest is looking for new ideas to promote social innovation in the city of Incheon through the use of Makerspaces
- The participant should present an idea to solve social problems in the city of Incheon

○ Sectors:
- The participants should choose one of the following three SDGs problems:
- How can Makerspaces facilitate:
1) Promotion of full and productive employment and decent work for all (SDG8)
2) Inclusive and equitable quality education (SDG4)
3) Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG13)?

○ Application method:
- The participants should present their ideas in a PPT with no more than 10 slides, it should be sent to (haksong_lim@yonsei.ac.kr) through email
- The PPT should be written in English

○ Scholarship awards:
- 1st place: 500,000 won
- 2nd place: 200,000 won
- 3rd place: i7 Maker program participation
(Including 8.8% taxes)

○ Contest calendar:
- First version of the proposal should be sent: 9th Nov~ 18th Nov
- First round results will be announced: 20th Nov
- Mentoring session: 23th Nov ~ 26th Nov
- Final presentation and award ceremony: 27th Nov

○ Contact for inquiries:
- 032-749-3455 / haksong_lim@yonsei.ac.kr

○ References:
- Fabtruck:
http://fablab-seoul.org/fabtruck/
- Social innovation projects from NYU Makerspace:
http://makerspace.engineering.nyu.edu/category/social-innovation/
- DOIT project:
https://www.slideshare.net/DOIT2020/social-innovation-in-makerspaces-as-a-means-for-media-literacy

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