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GENERATION-D 2010- And the winner is...

- greenestcar (Labor, Economy, and Environment Category)

- Medienkompetenz 2.0 (Education and Culture Category)

- e-kids (Social Society Category)

The 10 Finalists from Generation-D, the Idea Competition for Students

At the end of November 2010, prize winners in three categories,

1. Labor, Economics, and Environment

2. Education and Culture

3. Social Society

were recognized at the prize awarding at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin:

1st Prize in the Labor, Economy, and Environment Category

Team Name: greenestcar

Project Title: greenestcar – The New Internet Platform for Environmentally Friendly Cars

Competition Category: Labor, Economy, and Environment

Idee: greenestcar.de is an internet platform that lists automobiles by their eco-friendliness and also offers a marketplace for the sale and purchase of cars. The automobile rankings are based on a nuanced but nevertheless accessible rating system. Furthermore, the website will include information about auto financing and maintenance, and environmental certificates will be awarded.

Team Name: RegioVelo

Project Title: RegioVelo - Regional, Seasonal, Friendly Bicycle Delivery

Competition Category: Labor, Economy, and Environment

Idea: Environmentally friendly bicycle delivery services of boxes of fruit and vegetable containing regional produce in the center of Mannheim.

1st Prize in the Education and Culture Category

Team Name: Medienkompetenz 2.0

Project Title: Jugendmedienschutz

Competition Category: Education and Culture

Idea: University students offer lectures and workshops to primary and secondary school students in order to foster the competent and comfortable management of new media. Parents can also apply for such training.

Team Name: LeseEsel

Project Title: Children Need Fairy Tails: the ReadingShop (VorleseLaden)

Competition Category: Education and Culture

Idea: The ReadingShop would like to create a place for fantasy in the middle of deprived neighborhoods. Here, student volunteers read to children in order to support them from an early age without respect to their parents' socioeconomic status.

Team Name: Glovico

Project Title: Glovico

Competition Category: Education and Culture

Idee: glovico.de is an internet platform that allows native speakers from Africa and Latin America to offer language classes over Skype for the European market. The company is a social business (it operates without profit) and works towards the goal of directly supporting income growth in developing countries and fostering intercultural dialogue.

Team Name: Teggit

Project Title: Teggit

Competition Category: Education and Culture

Idea: Teggit is a social reading platform on which public domain texts, pictures, and music can be commented on, edited, and tagged by everyone. All content can be searched with a search engine. This provides a unique integration of a social reading experience with insight into differing commentary of important works.

Team Name: SIFE Bielefeld

Project Title: Fresh - Now We're Asking the Questions

Competition Category: Education and Culture

Idea: University students lead workshops with middle-high school students between the 7th and 9th grades. The workshops train communication skills and impart information about skilled professions to the children.

1st Prize in the Social Society Category

Team Name: e-kids

Project Title: e-kids – the Online Community for Child Care at the Time of Web 2.0

Competition Category: Social Society

Idea: There should be an internet platform that functions like a social community. With the help of this community, like-minded parents living in the same area could organize reciprocal child care arrangements.

Team Name: comcari.de

Project Title: comcari.de

Competition Category: Social Society

Idea: comcari.de would be an internet platform that links helpers and supports social projects in every phase. The exchange of ideas would aid the executions of individual projects. Hence the motto: help helpers.

Team Name: Der Generationsgarten

Project Title: Der Generationsgarten – an Intergenerational Child Care Concept

Competition Category: Social Society

Idea: This idea would involve qualified people not currently employed, such as retirees or those receiving unemployment benefits, in child care, not only in order to expose both to intergenerational exchange but also to combat the scarcity of child care.