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A case made to protect your personal computer

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The NIKE SHELL intention is to protect our personal computers from any harm or mistake made by us. A stylish way of protecting our most valuable information and objects, but also respecting the world by using recycled materials.

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

NIKE SHELL is a sandwich, composed of three elements: -Two external laminate panels from NIKE GRIND EVA to absorb impacts and prevent exterior elements from damaging the computer inside. -A central ring that gives shape to the product and acts as a bridge between the panels. Between each element of the sandwich, a flexible contact adhesive is used to join the pieces.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

The target market is everyone that has a personal computer and wants to make a difference in the world by using recicled materials.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

Shell could become a system that gives response to every case that is needed in the market.

How is your idea innovative?

The idea of Shell is innovative by giving a simple solution to a everyday case, the assembly is planned so that the grind mat could be reused several times. If your Shell is damaged we could regrind it and convert it in a brand new Shell.

What inspired this idea?

Our everyday objects are really important to us, we wanted to give a simple, affordable, durable and reusable solution to a really special object that is our laptop.

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

Efren Caraveo (Architect) Luca Ruiz (Industrial designer)

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Hi Efren,
Congrats to you and your team, simple and efficient ideas are always good and this shows that open innovation is the right way to solve many problems. I hope it will be a success, good luck!


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