- Project Edison is a fun and educational inventor competition, where students go through an innovative learning process. At BSB Industry we are happy to serve in the function of judge in the competition. We can literally watch students grow in confidence and creativity when they get constructive feedback on their idea from a real company, says Head of QHSE & CBI at BSB Industry, Winnie Fedders.
She represented BSB Industry as a judge in this years Edison competition, on invitation by Business Kolding, that bring people and businesses together in the Kolding-area.
The Edison theme for 2021 is "Climate - how can you make a difference?". It has been defined and substantiated in a collaboration between the Foundation for Entrepreneurship, the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Supply.
- The inventor competition teaches students at the 6th grade level about concept and product development in both theory and practice. It's cool to experience the ingenuity of young students. They wear “the yes hat” and the sky's the limit. Children approach things differently. It is obvious that they have worked with great commitment in this years competion and have made serious efforts to come up with new exciting solutions, says Winnie Fedders, who was impressed by what she saw.
The student award was presented by BSB Industry
BSB Industry awarded the student prize that came with a check for DKK 1,000 to the class fund. The winners were decided by the students themselves who had voted for the project they like best.
- The winner of the student award came in as number two with the adult judging panel, so there was joint agreement between students and adults on the potential of their invention. On the whole, we observed a great diversity of ideas, from a food waste app to deposit systems for waste and a huge trend of turning recycled materials into real and needed products like lamps, vases and clothes, says Winnie Fedders.