Digitalisation, Urbanisation, Climate Change, Sustainability… How do these global trends affect our daily lives and how challenging they can be for the cities that we live in? What is our view on the future of our region and how can we develop our own smart environment on a regional scale?
In the third weekend of September (14-17) we will explore some of these challenges together with students and professionals, focusing on smarter regional development. The weekend is organised by Novel-T and DesignLab University of Twente for ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities) members and their triple-helix partners, along with Enschede smart city alliances.
During an extended weekend we will integrate the knowledge and experience of professionals (scientists, businessmen, civil servants) with the energy, creativity and drive of young talent and entrepreneurs. We will combine a Creathon for students and young entrepreneurs, with a workshop based on Science2Design4Society (S2D4S) methodology for professionals. The two programs will run in parallel and will be connected via speed dates in which the Creathon teams can tap into the knowledge of the professionals.
The challenges for the Creathon will focus on your regional implications of Digitalisation, Urbanisation and Climate Change & Sustainability. The target of the S2D4S workshop for professionals will be to develop a practical framework for ELS (Ethical, Legal and Societal) readiness levels , including metrics and indicators, to better judge the impact of smart developments.
Are you invited as a professional? More information will be soon available!
#1 First prize 1000 €
#2 Second prize 500 €
#3 Soft landing prizes with professional support by Novel-T for the most interesting solutions
#4 Special sponsored prizes that will be announced during the event by the challenge owners
#5 Get a certificate for your participation
#6 Develop your network with partners all over the world
#7 Get knowledge and skills by working in multidisciplinary teams
#8 Work with fellow creative minds and professionals from 10 different cities
#9 Have fun while working on concrete solutions in an all-inclusive 3 days event
Curious about the challenges?
Read the description of the announced cases…
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