IntelliTree

IntelliTree is a smart grid-integrated municipal and private structure. Modular branches allow for a tree to be beneficial in many locations

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Texas A&M College Station

Year founded

2017

Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • Less than $1k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1 - 10

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water

Headquarters location: Country

  • United States of America

Headquarters location: City

College Station

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Lack of energy and resources for community use.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

The IntelliTree is a smart grid-integrated municipal and private structure. Solar cells on the “canopy” of the tree generate electricity during the daylight hours which is immediately integrated into the city grid. Modular branch systems allow for a tree to be beneficial in many locations such as street corners, sidewalks, parks, or bus stops. Each tree can have up to four branches attached based on proximity to other trees or other structures. Smart grid technology is constantly being developed meaning home-integration with IntelliTrees is sure to be supported in the near future.
Modular branch systems allow for a tree to be beneficial in many locations such as street corners, sidewalks, parks, or bus stops. Each tree can have up to four branches attached based on proximity to other trees or other structures. New branches can be developed to meet specific needs of an area.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

No impact yet

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

individual donations or gifts

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

No one has combined this oxygen innovation with community essentials.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

Bike racks

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Search engine

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 50%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 0%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 50%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 50%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 100%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 100%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 50%

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