Workshop event series 

The NextGen Cup Challenge

How might we design the next generation fiber cup to be recoverable on a global scale, while maintaining the performance standards we know and trust?

Role

Organizer

Institute

OpenIDEO

Community

Istanbul Chapter

Service

Event Series

Year

2018

Duration

50+ hours

Project

Challenge

The challenge aims to push the boundaries of sustainable design and material innovation to solve a prevalent global waste issue. 

Project

Solution

Materials used in solutions should aim to be ethically and sustainably sourced, contain recycled content, and consider how disposal or reuse would be globally applicable to regional needs.

 

1·Inspiratıon

Materials & Assessment

The idea should minimize the use of virgin material and favor ethical, recycled and sustainable materials.

The first event begins with a weeklong materials and design bootcamp. Teams are guided through material feasibility questions, performance standards, and planning for recovery. 

2·Ideatıon

Recovery & Refine

The project should have a path to scale, work for the entire cup value chain and be globally applicable or target specific regions.

As products mature, teams test in live markets to better understand the implications their products have on the end supply chain, working with recovery facilities to ensure alignment.

 

3·Implementation

Design & Prototyping

Teams are ensuring the products “hold water” from a manufacturing perspective.

Participants develop their design to ensure user desirability and design aesthetics while finalizing the product as they prepare for post-accelerator manufacturing.

To sum up

Take Off

A successful cup solution must work for people, planet and also for business.

At the culmination of the program, our goal was for teams to graduate with manufacture-ready prototypes, pitch-ready business plans, and a strong team well prepared for long-term growth.

ACCELERATING THE FUTURE OF THE FIBER CUP

Nearly 500 submissions from over 50 countries down to 12 winners; broadly categorized into innovative cup liners, new materials, and reusable cup service models.

12 winning solutions  have the potential to turn the 250 billion fiber to-go cups used annually from waste into a valuable material in the recycling system.

CREDITS 

Project Team

Chapter Leads
Berkay ALKIŞEL
Sevde ŞENGÜN

Mentors
Sinem KARTAL
Aybala COŞKUN
Eda YALKIN
Feyza VARDAR
Çağlasu SATILMIŞ

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