Archive for March 2011

Ideas4all is named outstanding Social Network for Innovation

March 31, 2011

We are very happy to announce that Riversix, the networking agency that operates in the UK, United States and European Union, with over 50,000 professional contacts, has named ideas4all as one of the current outstanding networks for innovation in Chiefnation web.

As an example, they have published a video where employees of Spanish insurance company Mutua Madrileña share their experience participating in the private software platform ideas4all has developed for them.

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The winner of our Twitter competition has received his prize: his new iPad has crossed the Atlantic

March 31, 2011

The winner of the Best idea through Twitter, ideator freddiearomerop and his idea (89469) Registration for users with ID and for companies with their tax code in social network and e-mail accounts to avoid impersonation and ghost profiles, has sent us photos of the moment in which he received his iPad in Peru, directly delivered from our offices in Madrid.

We hope you enjoy it and keep on sharing your ideas!

Although the promotion has ended, you can continue sending your ideas through Twitter by using the hashtag #ishareidea

 

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Braille Credit Card

March 29, 2011

Here is an excellent idea for the visually impaired, that would be very helpful in their everyday lives, since a credit card has become almost indispensable for many transactions.

By making it readable only in Braille, this credit card is far safer and more difficult to copy or read by strangers. If necessary, someone unfamiliar with Braille can also activate a small audio mechanism included in the card, so that the card details can be heard out loud.

Via Conceptmobiles

Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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ideas4all turns off the lights for Earth Hour 2011

March 24, 2011

The entire ideas4all team has decided to join forces with Earth Hour, this coming Saturday, March 26 at 20:30, in the fight against climate change.

For one hour, from 20:30 to 21:30, many of us around the world will use this small gesture to light up awareness for sustainable ideas.

This will be one of the greatest calls for action in the struggle against climate change, Earth Hour 2011.

Join us!

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Ideas to celebrate International Water Day

March 22, 2011

Today we celebrate International Water Day, and there are many ideators who worry about how to save and re-use water. Simply type “water” in the ideas4all search engine, and you will find 1,000 results, all of which are ideas… some as good as these:

(36878) Re-use water from the shower to flush the toilet
(1684) Cheap and simple system to avoid wasting water at home
(40948) Wasted water
(82162) Recycle distilled water generated by air conditioning systems
(10603) recycle cold water

We have also paid close attention in our blog to projects that have been developed with water in mind: make access to water easier for those who need it most, ways of obtaining drinking water, saving and re-using water.

Take another look at our blog entries here:

Clean water for all
From rooftop to garden, how to take advantage of rainwater
Filter water through solar light. Brilliant idea!
Save water, even in the shower
A new bathroom system that helps save water. You can now wash your hands at ease.
Bware Water Meter, an homage to simple ideas
Let’s save water!
The thirst-quenching umbrella

Lastly, we’d like to let you know that today, our Twitter account @topideas4all, sister account of @ideas4all, is also focusing on water-related ideas and companies.

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A walking stick that is never caught off balance: it just can’t fall

March 21, 2011

How many people need to use a walking stick to carry out their everyday activities? Elderly people, people who are convalescent or recovering from an accident or injury, etc… So an idea like the one we bring today is simply brilliant: Balance Stick.

The end of the stick has a semi-circular design that gives it a balancing movement and keeps it from falling, allowing it to stand on its own. This is very useful, as it frees both hands of the user at any time, without having to worry about picking up the stick if it falls.

Via ifdesign

Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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What were you doing the day your son was born?

March 17, 2011

At ideas4all, we want to get ahead and wish all fathers “with ideas” a very happy Father’s day, coming up this Saturday, March 19.

Here are some good ideas by fathers:

(1712) An indicator warning it’s time for a nappy change
(1716) Syringes in shapes and colors for kids
(4206) Coca cola kids
(5761) Vegetable Garden at School
(6599) Cribs for babies in airplanes
(90597) Pocoyo theme park

 

And here’s a question we’re launching through Twitter:

What were you doing the day your son was born? #fuipapa

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A lifeboat that makes water drinkable and avoids dehydration

March 14, 2011


After learning about SeaKettle, you will no longer mind being lost at sea. If you were, you could stay calm in the knowledge that you will have drinking water and a roof over your head. The key to the concept is a desalination cone that can produce around 3 liters of drinking water a day, using only sea water and sunlight, something you will have enough of in such a situation. This amount of water would be enough to keep 5 persons alive.

The process works by pumping seawater into a reserve on the top of the lifeboat, covered by Goretex fabric, from which water evaporates. Evaporated water stays on top, free of salt, and then condenses into the four pockets attached around the lifeboat, where the drinkable, desalinated water is stored.

Via mymodernmet

Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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3 innovative designs for sewing needles

March 10, 2011

You’d be surprised by how elements of our everyday lives as simple as the needles we use to sew a button can be improved upon.

Here are 3 innovative designs:

Big Eye Needle

Easy Needle

Ppin Needle

The latter two were designed by students at Zhejiang University, in China.

 

Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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Ideas and International Women’s Day 2011

March 8, 2011

ideas4all wishes to express its support on this day, and throughout the entire week, for 2011′s International Women’s Day, because there are many important causes for all women around the world.

You can take part with your ideas until Sunday, March 13th, in our featured Problem: Ideas to make the lives of women better.

We have also compiled some good ideas from our website that are meant for women:

(10079) Work from home for pregnant women

(24439) Community of women suffering domestic violence

(90507) Big Sister: Network to sponsor women

(41214) University hospital for problems that are specific to women

(15880) Transforming Associations into Cooperatives

(40959) Restaurant chain for housewives, who would participate as shareholders

(83626) Knitting the future

(279) A seatbelt adapted for women that does not press uncomfortably their breasts

(27647) Let’s make the most of the world’s best men and women.

(3621) A more gentle and user friendly mammography test. Request for a new less aggressive process.Una nueva mamografia amigable y no agresiva

(83721) Building and refurbishing website for women

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