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Esteli Innovations

“Esteli Innovations” Nicaragua October 2011

October 2011

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Esteli Innovations

We partnered with GVSU & The University of Nicaragua This past July, five members from Tiger Studio traveled to Esteli Nicaragua to teach students and their faculty how to develop products and help spark the economy.

The University of Nicaragua (Universidad de Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua)

The initiative was started by 2 professors, Dr. Paul Lane and Dr. John Farris, from Grand Valley State University in partnership with the University of Nicaragua over 8 years ago. We were recruited to take student ideas to the “next level.” Final deliverable was a prototype, presentation and draft business plan for each product. In the following pages you will see the process that we journeyed through. The Project is called “Esteli Innovations”.

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Esteli Innovations

3 Products I 3 Teams

Low-Flush Toilet > Plumbing fixture that can be retro-fitted Water Saver in any toilet tank to save water and money with each flush.

Ergonomic Adjustable Chair > Focused on providing extended comfort for people with back problems.

CD Light > Solar powered LED lamp. Charged outside during the day and used at home at night.

Goal > Modify designs so they can be manufactured and sold in the market

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Process > Find Suppliers, Equipment & Raw Materials

Guideline: Design products that utilize local and regional resources

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Process > Thinking, Brainstorming, Planning

Altering the ideas for usability & manufacturability

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Process > First prototype build

Working “Day & Night” to complete!

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Process > Using Prototypes/Product Idea for Consumer Feedback

Garnering good feedback at the city parks and bus station > Back to the “drawing board”

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Process > Refining the Prototypes

Almost done!

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Process > Preparation for the Big Day

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Final Day > Community Presentations, Award Ceremony & Nicaraguan Television

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Esteli Innovations

Bonus Soundtrack > Seven West Michigan Members - Five Awesome Days

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Esteli Innovations

Impact > Teach, Inspire & Learn Rury Vizcarra > Tiger Studio Carlos > Translator/Guide UNAN

Luciano Hernandez > Tiger Studio Churu Yun > Tiger Studio

Jon Moroney > Tiger Studio

Dr. John Farris > GVSU

Yana Foltice > Tiger Studio

See you Next Year!

October 2011

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