The impact of humans on the Earth is becoming more apparent in an adverse way. We consume a lot of resources and produce a lot of waste. It’s time to transition from this linear way of thinking towards a circular economy! In order to facilitate this transition we must rebuild the present to restore the future. Everything that has been done until now, such as recycling and reducing energy consumption, is not enough. The transition is a slow process and we, at Team Energy, want to accelerate it to ensure a brighter future.
The challenge this year is: How do we create a pathway to a circular economy?
We are looking for ideas with potential to be integrated into everyday life but also for futuristic concepts. The ideas can range from the design of new concepts or systems to new ways to entice the public towards circularity. You could use big data to optimize waste management such as food, water, plastic, metals, and energy. You could even present a product or service. Are you imagining the vastness of this competition? There is no limit to your ideas!
Participants can join individually or in groups (up to four people). This competition is for all students in the Eindhoven region.
If you don’t have an idea, come to our Inspiration Evening on April 24th and brainstorm with us and fellow students. It will be an evening filled with fun games and activities to get the juices flowing! It is also an opportunity to meet other participants and form teams. Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there!
The main event will be spread out in the month of May and consist of the evenings listed below in the table. Come and join fun and educational workshops, listen to inspiring speakers, and receive feedback during one-on-one expert sessions to improve your idea and bring it to a next level throughout the competition.
|Inspiration Evening||Students come together to brainstorm and gain ideas for the challenge|
|Opening Event||Tour of an energy neutral house in Eindhoven|
|Workshop 1||Workshop 1|
|Workshop 2||Workshop 2|
|Expert Session||An array of experts from the industry and research institutions will have one-on-one time with the participants.|
|Closing Network Event||Companies, professors, participants, jury members, and students join for networking drinks. The winner will also be announced!!|
If you and/or your team has an idea for this challenge and want to develop it, do register. Your idea could be the next trend setter or start-up! Follow us on Facebook for the latest news!