Innovation for Sustainable Development

3.  Innovation for Sustainable Development:

  • To provide opportunities and spaces for the emergence of innovation surrounding sustainable development and its technologies by all and for all within Bishops.

3.1 A dedicated makerspace laboratory is established where Bishops boys and staff are able to have a hands-on learning environment where modelling, prototyping, and validation resources for innovation on sustainable development coexist. This space will need equipment for a community of innovators that focus on designing and problem solving.*/td>
3.2 Opportunities for sponsorship and interaction within the makerspace laboratory are established for the broader Bishops community including the private and public sectors.
3.3 Sponsorship initiatives are set in place for the establishment of the makerspace laboratory.
3.4 Establishment of ad hoc makerspaces around the school that promote innovation on sustainable technologies (e.g. Technology as a subject takes on a design challenge for solving Bishops’ water crisis).
3.5 Societies should emphasise the SDGs and create innovation spaces for action on these (example SAS, GIN and African Relations work in 2018).
3.6 ODU GIN society incorporate innovation opportunities (e.g. ODU GIN breakfast club).
3.7 Opportunities, incentives and acknowledgements provided to support staff for innovative ideas that can be acted on.
3.8 Promote innovative projects, ideas and developments through the Big Ideas curriculum and strive for longer term sustainability (more than just the one year of Big Ideas).