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Reuse the materials creating a new desktop kit for students and avoid the daily problem of broken or lost supplies at school.

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We discovered that the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students usually have pencils scattered in the suitcase or the desk, so they fall and break constantly. This causes parents to buy new pencils weekly. That's why we created a simple and transportable kit to keep the order of the objects on the desk and in the suitcases. This kit consists of:

  1.   A pencils organizer made of foam lined with fabric (or leather for a more demanding audience). This cartridge belt is quickly adhered to school supplies, preventing them from being lost or hit in their transport.
  2. A container addable to any type of desk where it will suffice to simply slide everything in the desk to maintain order and avoid mistreating them.
  3. Protectors of pencils. Made with foam, it aims to avoid breaking the pencils when they fall to the ground.

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

OpenIDEO Lima Chapter

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Mixed Apparel Textile

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

1. The organizer. Textile is used to stick it with ruber with small holes that allow to hold enough pencils or pens. 2. Container addable to the desk: 2 pieces of ruber are gathered forming a large hole, above it becomes leather as a sticky handle. Which is placed in the corner of the desk and pencils are placed. 3. Protector of pencil mines: The foam will be incorporated forming small circular pieces with a hole in the middle, in such a way that they hold the pencils permanently. They avoid the breaking of pencils mines.

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What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping

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

My buyers will be the parents of children between 8 and 12 years of public and private schools in Lima and then expand to provinces and Latin America. Children who lose their supplies and parents' finances will be benefited from not being continually buying colored pencils.

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

How do you envision the idea being introduced to your selected marketplaces? In the first place, we will partner with the stores that supply school supplies in Lima, Peru. What obstacle do you foresee and how could they be overcome? The obstacles are: Firstly, It could be not very attractive to the eye, second, it is something new so at the beginning it will not have much support, so we have thought to voluntarily request that national and local references that support the cause of recycling make testimonies to be transmitted via social networks.

How is your idea innovative?

It is innovative in the design and in the solution, why it makes the pencil mines do not break.

What inspired this idea?

Two members of the team are children of 10 and 11 years old. We have lived and experienced the disorder of the table and the experience of breaking the tips or mines of colored pencils. Our schoolmates also go through this situation.

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

A graduate of industrial engineering. 5th grade student 4th grade student A teacher of letters. A university student of digital marketing. An engineering graduate.

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