Duration: 6 episodes x 30 mins
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide
Formats Available: –
Show Format: HD
Produced by: People Factor Studio
Client: Mediacorp Singapore
Episode 1- THE COMPLEXITY OF PLASTIC BAGS:
Plastic bags are so deeply entrenched in Cambodian culture that they generate one of the largest amount of plastic bag waste in the world. Using Design Thinking to deconstruct human psychology and the ecosystem of waste, designers hope to alleviate this problem.
Episode 2- INVENTING FOR THE OTHER 6 BILLION:
While innovations in America look after the needs of the top one billion people in the world, those in India can handle the challenges faced by the other six billion. ‘Top 35 under 35’ serial inventor Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi shares his secret to Medtech innovation.
Episode 3- TACKLING CHINESE FOOD SAFETY:
China’s food safety woes are well known. With a small team of 5, Matilda Ho combines business with design to create China’s first sustainable food e-commerce platform in only 100 days. Her ventures combine purpose and profit in an attempt to reshape the Chinese relationship with food.
Episode 4- ROOT OF INNOVATION:
For more than two decades, Dr Anil Gupta has scoured rural India for its hidden innovations, motivated by the belief that the most powerful ideas for fighting poverty and hardship won’t come from corporate research labs, but from ordinary people struggling to survive
Episode 5- STARTING UP IN MYANMAR:
Myanmar is in the midst of a connectivity revolution with many going straight to smartphones. But ask any local what the internet is and most will say Facebook. Phandeeyar is grooming its first cohort of homegrown startups so local solutions can be made with local knowlege.
Episode 6- DESIGNING AGAINST APATHY:
Built on the belief that ‘People can influence and make positive change to their own neighbourhoods’, Mizah Rahman has been working to turn apathetic Singaporeans into engaged ones using Participatory Design – a design process that brings designers and communities together to co-create solutions.