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Project: Drones in daily life.
Collaboratively Solve Real-World Problems

 
 
 
 

Northern Rift enables students of all ages to build essential career skills, make connections and have an impact by collaboratively solving real-world challenges, in a real-world innovation process. Ideas into action.

THIS PROJECT

The topic: Drones in daily life.

Some futurists predict that drones will have the biggest impact on society in 700 years. Who knows if that is true, but the future is coming fast.

Below is a primer of ideas to get your imagination started with some of the challenges drones need to overcome before wider adoption.

Package delivery, surveillance & policing, internet access, medical and emergency aid delivery, remote equipment inspection, firefighting aids, agriculture, sea rescue, flying advertisements, environmental management and wildlife conservation.

“A taxi ride through a new city is a nice experience as it is, but flying over that city would be much more thrilling.” Marius Bebesel Head of Helicopter Demonstrators at Airbus Helicopters.

With all the imagination, drones still have many challenges to overcome, such as: safety to people, aircraft and wildlife, navigation systems, traffic control, regulation, licensing, range and power re-supply networks.

The Experts: We've partnered with the digital HUMAN LIBRARY to connect teachers and students with topic experts around the world.

The Challenge: Have fun, even if its been thought of, what would you love to see drones do to help society? Others ideas might address the hurdles that drones face (navigation, regulation, safety, etc..).

Possible Enablers: Software, hardware, aeronautics, mechanical engineering, education, training, navigation & mapping, radar, IoT, power management and robotics through to regulations.

Image Credits: Somali Tech Hub, Airbus Group.

Start: On demand.
Ends: On demand.

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HOW IT WORKS

The guided process makes it easy to get involved.

  1. REGISTER
  2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
  3. BRAINSTORM SOLUTIONS
  4. COLLABORATE & CO-CREATE
  5. TEST, EVALUATE & ITERATE

The best ideas rise to the top and you develop skills, connections and portfolios with an innovation rating that counts.

OUR NAME

Our dream is to make a difference in the world by unlocking the hidden value in every individual and with it, human potential.

Rift: Where continents move apart, new crust is formed... hidden value is revealed and new life appears. To create the new, we must let go of the old.

Northern: A north star. A guide, a destination and the action of moving forward.

Northern Rift: A place for creative disruption.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

In todays world of rapid change, knowledge alone is no longer enough.

Northern Rift's ideas into action process, builds the Essential Skills for 21ST Century Careers:

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Collaboration & Co-creation
  • Communication & Storytelling
  • Continuous learning
FOR THE CLASSROOM

Dear Educator, Bring Northern Rift's Real-world Project Based Learning Experience into any classroom. Simple. Fast. Easy.

From Grades 6-12, students learn about the most current topics, collaborate beyond the classroom and have the freedom to imagine, explore and create a future they are passionate about.

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Explore NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • Connect the STEM and ARTS
  • Integrate Common Core State Standards
  • Guided process and easy for teachers

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FOR AFTER SCHOOL

Our “After School Program” is all online for students who are not able to experience Northern Rift in their classroom.

  • Join a global student community
  • Work on the ideas you love
  • Build Essential Skills for the 21st Century
  • Get College & Career ready
  • Online mentors to guide you

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FOR UNI STUDENTS & WORKERS

Get the skills every company needs.

Collaborate with peers to gain innovation experience and build the essential skills for 21st Century Jobs.

Our process accelerates ideas-to-impact, and also gives unique insight to topics, technologies and new ways of thinking.

Join the community - make a difference and build your innovation skills and Portfolio now.

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OTHER CHALLENGES

Every month we offer challenges across a range of categories:

  • Environment & sustainability
  • Emerging industries & technologies
  • Civic engagement
  • Social justice

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