The university students of L’Isle-Jourdain are defending their “Aig’o” project, an irrigation system for plants with low water consumption this Tuesday in Carcassonne

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With “Aig’o” in their suitcases, namely a water-saving irrigation system, a group of students from the Louise-Michel college will participate in the regional mini-company fair this Tuesday May 23 in Carcassonne.

As part of the Mini Entreprise-EPA system, designed for young people aged 14-25 to prepare them for the world of work through an innovative, pedagogical and educational initiative, the Ml’O mini-enterprise was created this year. -Michel college in L’Isle-Jourdain. It is made up of 13 eighth grade students, including 8 girls and 5 boys.

It should be noted that mixed teams have been set up to manage a precise pole of the mini-company: general management, administration, communication, production… The aim was to break the representation of stereotypes on the skills of women and men • with equal management of positions and to have a mixed view of problems and solutions. This image fits perfectly with the college, which recently received the “Equality between girls and boys” label.

An automatic irrigation system

The ML’O mini-company created and produced “Aig’o”, which means water in Occitan. This designation makes it possible to locate the origin of the product, to promote the Occitan region and to directly announce that the product is linked to water.

“Aig’o” is an automatic watering system for potted plants. Using a humidity sensor placed in the pot, it detects if the plant needs watering and supplies a certain amount of water. The tub is designed in the shape of a drop of water. It contains the electronic system in the upper part and the submersible pump in the lower part. The college students also produced a clip to promote their product featuring two mascots ‘Big Fleur’ ​​and ‘Aigo’.

The mini-entrepreneurs are supervised by two mathematics teachers, Ms. Pagliarulo and Ricard, and advised by their mentor, Fabrice Espi, of the Rotary-Club of L’Isle-Jourdain.

Judgment 23 May

With its project, the mini-company participates in the academic championship organized by Entreprendre Pour Learn (EPA). First, the mini-entrepreneurs posted a video on a site open to public voting. The mini-company with the most votes will win the Audience Award.

They also presented their project during a video conference pitch for the “digital” championship, as 70 mini-companies from the region. Finally, this Tuesday May 23, they will go to the Mini-Business 2023 Regional Fair, in Carcassonne, and present their project.

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