Big Ideas 2017 Finalists!

We are pleased to annouce the 2017 Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition Finalists.  This year, the programme has being  incredibly competitive but more importantly the quality of work produced by all of the semi-finalist over the last three weeks has been outstanding. The passion that they have all shown to make a difference is inspirational.

Congratulations to our finalists who will be presenting at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 5th July 2017.


Team Name School Region Big Idea
Turbo Eastlea Community School South East Shoes that generate energy as you walk/play
Green Musketeers Greenacre Academy South East A dome full of trees and human friendly animals demonstrating to raise money to protect jungles and a ‘take the dome home’ to raise awareness about the issues.
Drone Aid Longfield Academy South East A new system, using drones, to allow the emergency services to reach previously inaccessible people that needed their help
Redivivus Stratford School Academy South East An app that measures and rewards better recycling behaviours
Food 4 U Grace Academy West Midlands Campaign to tackle food waste including the Leftover Challenge
Cut the Grease Moseley Park West Midlands Campaign to raise awareness of and prevent FOGs
Hyper Monkeys Heath Park School West Midlands The Hyper Monkey Band – wristband and app to encourage young kids to be more active
U-Time St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College Yorkshire A pair of apps designed for people with learning disabilities and their care givers.  Games within the app encourage socialisation and interaction.
Filter Fresh Dixons City Academy Yorkshire A simple water cleaning pack to be donated across countries with poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water.
Team Hydration Dixons Kings Academy Yorkshire An irrigation robot designed to convert urine into clean water to use on crops and grazing pasture.
Nano-cells CTC Kingshurst West Midlands A nano-cell that looks and acts like a white blood cell to scan and potentially treat for cancer
Bin It to Win It Pudsey Grangefield Yorkshire Rewards-based app and game to encourage recycling in young people.