NewEve

Turning urban issues into food solutions

By placing aeroponic systems to utilize pre-existing CO2 sources, fresher food can be supplied to urban consumers.

Use Case

The target users are office workers who live busy lives and do not have time to spend outdoors or to cook healthy meals. People spend 85% of their life indoors which can be detrimental to health. Especially for highly populated offices with poor ventilation, resulting in high CO2 and other pollutants remaining in the air. Offices can partner with NewEve to establish an aeroponics system smaller than a vending machine designed to cleanse the air of CO2 while prompting crop growth. NewEve works closely with businesses to determine what their needs are through a air quality consultation. Hyper-local, nutritious food is grown and workers receive regular catered lunches as well as a discount to NewEve's produce market. All remaining produce is sold to urban communities that are food insecure.

Potential

The NewEve model is easily adopted and requires minimal input from the target users while providing numerous benefits to both office workers as well as other urban consumers who currently are food insecure. The nutritional content of foods diminish over time so by growing crops closer to consumption people can experience the health benefits of eating local. Also by enabling growth closer to consumption a variety of new plants can now be grown expanding the culinary capabilities we currently have. We envision in all the unused spaces in buildings NewEve aeroponics systems will grow a grand variety of novel, nutritious foods for future generations to become excited about food and sharing meals with their community.

Business Case

NewEve runs on a subscription base where businesses subscribe on a monthly basis to have a decorative yet not distracting, NewEve aeroponics system installed in various locations within their building which a technician services on a weekly schedule. Companies decide what employee health package fits their needs (how often healthy catered meals are offered to workers and if they would like to bundle other health programs offered). There is incentive for prolonged subscriptions to NewEve as employee satisfactions is often linked to benefits companies offer as well as increases in productivity due to improved employee health. NewEve will become a preferred vendor for businesses as our model allows for cheaper meals and reduced wasted due to the regularity of ordering.

Objectives:

  1. Provide hyper-local nutritious food to urban consumers by making food affordable and easily accessible.
  2. Combat urban air pollution by utilizing natural processes to harness these CO2 waste streams to enhance plant growth.
  3. Seamlessly incorporate sustainable technology into everyday life making positive impacts on human health and food production.

Team NewEve

Boston, United States of America

Our Team

Benefits of Aeroponics / Published May 7, 2018 by Tony Pham

Benefits of Aeroponics

Uses up to 98% less water than conventional growing methods
The nutrients used are 1/3 the amount needed for hydroponics and soil growing methods
Can plant more crops in a closer spacing
No costs associated with soil
Some crops can produce up to four harvests annually rather than just two.
Can be automated

Our Mission

NewEve is a team of environmentally and socially conscious entrepreneurs focused on implementing new designs to contribute to a sustainable food system. We have developed technology to harness urban CO2 waste streams that can be utilized for intensifying growth. Our main goals are to 1) help expand food production through low-resource growing to meet the demands of a growing population and 2) educate people that these grand issues we face must be solved through interdisciplinary solutions.

Our Background

We are students studying the sciences, engineering, and finance developing technologies that can be translated into sustainable business models. The main incentive for participating in this challenge is to learn more about the food ecosystem and use systems-led thinking to guide our venture as we have technical expertise, however, do not fully understand the global food system and so do not understand how we can structure our business models to have the degree of impact we aspire for.

Benefits of Aeroponics / Published May 7, 2018 by Tony Pham

Benefits of Aeroponics

Uses up to 98% less water than conventional growing methods
The nutrients used are 1/3 the amount needed for hydroponics and soil growing methods
Can plant more crops in a closer spacing
No costs associated with soil
Some crops can produce up to four harvests annually rather than just two.
Can be automated

Our Team

Our Mission

NewEve is a team of environmentally and socially conscious entrepreneurs focused on implementing new designs to contribute to a sustainable food system. We have developed technology to harness ...Read More

Our Background

We are students studying the sciences, engineering, and finance developing technologies that can be translated into sustainable business models. The main incentive for participating in this challenge is ...Read More

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    Posted three facts about global food issues learned in the Explore mode
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The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.