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Well designed aluminum cups

By far, Aluminium is one of the most cost-effective materials to recycle.

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Idea Title


Idea Summary

a well designed aluminum cup you can keep and sell

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Reusable System
  • Other

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

What are the biggest challenges you are facing today? What are existing gaps in your solution?

Research design and support with scaling

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Materials and Technical Development
  • Product / Industrial Design and Prototyping
  • Fundraising / Finance

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

I am a creative thinker who create concepts to better the world in simple solutions.

In what city are you located?

San Jose

In what country are you located?


What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

Sole proprietor

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

I love open innovation that is powered by collaboration to accelerate the idea a working partners is very much appreciated. Success through the use of group iteration process that's my goal

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO announcement email


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How will you ensure that all the cups that are produced are being used or sold? Will you set up shops or stalls for collection or will they go back to coffee shops?

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