The innovation challenge that we have decided to take, is to create an indoor automated greenhouse which can grow plants from seeds by giving an optimal environment . The reason that made us want to make a greenhouse was because in the past, I tried to cultivate vegetables in my garden, and I was unsuccessful due to the time and dedication that it needed. After sharing this experience with my teammates, we though that as most people in the UK have gardens, why not create something that can make it easier for people to cultivates vegetables and fruits to obtain food which is fresh and eco-friendly or even flowers so that they can make their garden more colourful.
Global Challenge 3: Good health and Well being
The global challenge that we have tackled with our project is good health and well being. The product that we offer to the customer is an indoor automated greenhouse which can grow plants from seeds by giving an optimal environment without major intervention from the user. Compared to the generic method of growing seedlings by manually taking care of them, the innovative aspect of our product is that it helps save time, increases efficiency, increases success rate of growing healthy plants that can produce food, medicine plants or even flowers to enhance the beauty of the user’s garden. A small investment provides them with a system that offers them long term self-sustainable source of food. On a larger scale, we also aim to use our product to promote the plantation of plants and threes that produce food within the city to create an environment inside city that reflect how people used to live before where they could collect fruits and vegetables in the surrounding of where they lived rather than the current modernised method which is based on having vast fields away from cities dedicated for food production and then bringing them into the cities.