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Design your future!

Synthetic biology has the potential to bring about epochal changes in medicine, agriculture, industry, ethics. It is crucial to engage not just practitioners and politicians, but the whole society in the debate about how best to guide this research field in a safe and socially useful direction. Gamification is one of the strategies to engage communities and people in science projects. Thus, the aim of the challenge is to engage people with synthetic biology through gaming.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Food and Housing Insecurity in University Students.

Geopolitical factors, including a rise in cost of living, gentrification and associated rent costs, time to travel to university; and more recent examples of health/climate/cyber disaster-mitigation, now mean that universities have become centres of excellence leading out research, policy, and practice in supporting resilient communities. With the concerning rise in both food, fuel (heat), and housing insecurity in our university students, how can we boost resiliency in the student community?

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being
Open for application
For a more sustainable university campus

In order to develop a sustainable INSA Campus, three working groups have been created to take care of environmental issues on the campus. One of these group is dedicated to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings. Some of our buildings are old and without any possibility to be renovated but the others are relatively new with high insolation and modern control equipment.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
Hitchhikers’ guides, virtual Charons, and the future of cultural objects.

This initiative is aimed at discussing scenarios or long-term changes in the creation, distribution, and consumption of cultural objects. The perspective that will be applied in the challenge is inspired by the idea that the future is not completely traced by the past but may offer innovative and challenging opportunities to human societies and if positively inspired to reverse discriminative practices and homogeneity pressures that permeate mainstream cultural offers and the artistic markets.

Good Health and Well-being
Open for application
The Tanning Industry Challenge

The Leather tanning industry is often perceived as particularly resource intensive. In fact, in the last period and particularly in the last years it has steadily drawn inspiration from the UN sustainable development goals, which boosted its vision towards consistent investments in innovation, efficiency and sustainability.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production
Open for application
Use bioconversion to feed and preserve the world in a sustainable way

The European insect industry is on the rise and France is a key player in its development. Agronutris has chosen to breed the black soldier fly, a competitive and promising insect that can valorize a wide range of agro-industrial by-products while having a quite short growth cycle. The challenge will consist in improving its environmental impact.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
Coming soon
Prevent damage to properties due to climate change-related events

How do we prevent damage from affecting properties as the temperature rises? How can we prevent floods from harming the foundation of the buildings? Länsförsäkringar Östgöta, an insurance company wants help to find solutions that prevent damage to buildings and properties due to climate change-related events, such as floods and heat damage. By taking on this challenge, you will contribute to society and give individual property owners opportunities to meet the challenges ahead.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
In progress
A sustainable healthcare centre on Costa del Sol

The temporary employment agency Idoc, based in Norrköping, was founded and run by their healthcare staff. The company wants to start a healthcare business on the Costa del Sol in Spain, to meet the growing need for healthcare among tourists and senior Scandinavian citizens who live in the country for the whole or part of the year. Idoc has a strong customer focus. Idoc also focuses on environmental issues, which must be integrated into the business. What does a sustainable healthcare centre of t

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
In progress
Cooperative model for improved living conditions

This challenge deals with the cooperation of local companies and local governments as well as regional administrators to improve the living and working conditions of citizens and employees.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
In progress
Helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in international trade to determine and reduce their indirect carbon emission along the supply chain

According to Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), scope 3 emission includes all the indirect activities that occurs in company’s supply chain (logistic, business travels, purchased goods and services etc.). The scope 3 emission are also usually larger than the scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (purchased energy) emission for many companies that are in the international trade businesses. At the moment, there are no clear guidelines for SMEs on how to determine and calculate their scope 3 emission.

Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Project Signals and Models

Many problems require a technical solution: a physical system that shows certain behavior. Think about eg. a Segway, a camera stabilizer, a stabilized spoon for a Parkinson patient and of course drones. To make such a systema and control it, one first needs to analyze the problem and based on that, model the expected behavior of the solution. When designing this solution one also needs to think about what signals will be generated, how the system should respond to these.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Responsible Consumption and Production
In progress
Transdisciplinary Master-Insert ‘Shaping Responsible Futures’

The Transdisciplinary Master-Insert is full-time, six-month program, taking place on campus in the vibrant environment of the DesignLab at the University of Twente. In this advanced and intensive program, students from different disciplinary backgrounds work with stakeholders from government, industry and society on tackling complex challenges.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
Closed for application
Big Data & Climate Change in Barcelona

The IPCC AR6 report (2022) warns that climate change has arrived irreversibly and will affect the lives of citizens worldwide, thus placing cities in the forefront of possible actions. Although there is plenty of climate data to support policies and actions, as well as urban bid data to help us understand how our cities work, we are still missing concrete urban data or correlated data that can impulse data-driven changes and initiatives.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Creating an environmentally-friendly community for pets, pet parents and cities

With thousands of pets living in cities, it is essential to ensure the suitability of the environment not only for the pets and their owners but also for the community. A large number of pets in the neighbourhood might be an issue for maintaining the environment clean since it is crucial to dispose of their waste appropriately.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Clean Water and Sanitation
Closed for application
Data and software services for a sustainable city

Housing and transportation are two main factors for the carbon footprint of modern cities. With smart solutions we can reduce the costs of living and the energy consumption of buildings and offer better services for residents, visitors, employees, and companies. By following and tracking our transportation habits we can better offer services and guide people and corporations to make sustainable choices.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
ECIU Creathon: Viable communities of a post-Covid world

Looking for an amazing experience, together with your fellow students and friends? This is your chance! Viable communities offers you an event, where you meet interesting companies, can think of new ways to deal with their challenges and have lots of fun! Will you be joining on the 13 & 14th of November?

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Partnerships for the Goals, Affordable and Clean Energy
Closed for application
Energy consumption and CO2 footprint reduction in the offices of Lithuanian business companies

Due to the political and economic situation, as well as prices influenced by Covid-19 and the current geopolitical situation, many companies today are facing the challenge of having much higher expenses on energy consumption.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Closed for application
Engaging energy transition to pursue a new energy system

Our current energy system predominantly relies upon fossil fuel producer countries and large electricity supplier companies. They strongly influence energy market prices and provide energy from sources that considerably impact the environment and human health. This system is no longer sustainable. The challenge is to design innovative solutions to effectively communicate and involve civil society in building a new renewable, transparent, distributed energy system that empowers communities.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Closed for application
Ethical Impact of Innovative Technologies

Innovative technologies have the potential to be disruptive and have a positive impact on almost all aspects of society. However, the use of technology can have unintended impacts and it is important to take ethical considerations into account when introducing a technology in a new context. This is particularly relevant in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Life On Land, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Partnerships for the Goals, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Closed for application
For a more sustainable university restaurant

In order to develop a sustainable INSA Campus, three work groups have been created to tackle environmental campus related issues.

One of these groups is dedicated to reducing the food greenhouse emission impact. For one year we have modified our student restaurant service chain by introducing for each food line vegetable menu options to reduce our greenhouse impact.

Zero Hunger, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Giving a Second Life to our Electrical Waste: Value Chains, Valorization, Circular Economy

This project covers two interacting disciplinary areas related to technological aspects and those dedicated to related services, in particular on existing recycling methods and the prospects for the development of future less polluting industries.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
Closed for application
How to make University of Stavanger a greener university?

The green transition plays a key role in the University of Stavanger’s strategy towards 2030. UiS will also work for sustainable campus development in line with the strategy.
In this regard, the Department of Innovation and Societal Engagement at the University of Stavanger challenge students on how to make the campus greener from students’ perspective.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Plastic: solution or pollution? Closing the loop towards a circular economy.

Without plastics our world of today would be unthinkable. There are hardly any consumer products that work without. Yet – as it is made of mineral oil - plastics is a good far too valuable to waste and can do serious damage, when it doesn’t get recycled properly. Nevertheless, our fullest innovation potential needs to be unfolded until plastics usage has fully transformed into circular value chains.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production
Closed for application
The Emotional Commuter

Every driver has unique characteristics that are intrinsically linked to their emotional state. This state can change quickly depending on what is going on in a person's life. Indeed, even in a single short journey, a commuter’s emotions can oscillate dramatically. This emotive state influences everything from speed and acceleration, to braking reaction times and lane-changing tendencies.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
Closed for application
The psychological impact or disruption of innovative technologies on society

This Challenge will require students to explore an innovation being researched and advanced, as informed by the Challenge partners. They will do this in teams and through the lens of at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The team will assess how an innovative technology will impact a particular user group.

Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Life On Land, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Kolumbus is the largest mobility company in Stavanger. The last couple of years, they have extended their services from bus and ferries to electric citybikes and more. They are now planning to offer “car as a service” for businesses at Nord-Jæren - using Hyre as the deliverer of the solution and fleet of cars. The project is now being tested through a pilot at “Innovasjonsparken” in Stavanger.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
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Access and attendance control on events

The City of Aveiro organizes a variety of events with different characteristics. Outside and inside events, sports, culture, fairs and markets activities, ask for different answers. The variability of different kinds of factors leads to an uncertainty context that affects the control and management of events. There are isolated systems that collects information, which require a large effort on material and human resources, usually detached from other data sources.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals
Finished
Alpine Smart Working: Your Office in the Mountains

In recent years, peripheral territories have often been considered as a dormitory, from which people commute daily to city centers. In the worst cases, people have to leave home in order to stay near their place of work. Small coworking spaces offer an alternative: people spend less time driving, thereby also contributing to reducing traffic and pollution, and don’t need to relocate to city centers, thereby improving their work-life balance.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
Finished
Autumn Challenge Programme 2021

This year will be the second edition of the Autumn Challenge Programme! After the success of last year’s programme, this year a new group of students will get the chance to partake in this online experience and work on real-life challenges that seek solutions. The Autumn Challenge consists of educational sessions (lectures), skills workshops and a virtual team collaboration to solve a challenge, centred around the SDG-11 on creating sustainable cities and communities.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
Big Data in care

Data streams are increasing tremendously. This is also valid in Care. Think of data from the regular ICT systems (financial, use of care, personal care files, analysis of care results), but also location and sensor data of employees and patients, external websites and numerous open data sources.

Good Health and Well-being
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Building towards the university of the future

The University of Twente is a research university in the Twente region in the eastern Netherlands. We aim to provide students with the best possible education to prepare them for their future work. It is therefore important to us that our education is an optimal combination between our strengths as a high tech human touch university and the skills and knowledge employers require our alumni to have throughout their careers. This is what we call future-proof education. Help us with your vision!

Quality Education
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Business Analytics for a Sustainable Telecommunication Market

The telecommunication market is reaching saturation in terms of offered bandwidth, with new entrants who increase the sector’s competitiveness, thereby lowering prices and increasing players’ efficiency. Players hence need to find new opportunities and innovative lines of business.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
Carbon-intensive regions in transition

The Midlands must seek to pivot from reliance on fossil fuel energy production to greener renewable energy production using the existing energy infrastructure and converting to modern and future energy use.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
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Changing the game in household waste sorting

Households produce a variety of waste which require different disposal methods. However, in Lithuania, municipal solid waste that ends up at mechanical biological treatment plants consists of ~20% of reusable material. Despite the fact that food waste is the main cause of contamination in other recycling streams, the skills of Kaunas region population in segregation of kitchen and food waste are almost non-existing.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production
Finished
Circular Sustainable Business Development

Transition from unsustainable linear economy to sustainable circular economy is a top priority of our society. Future business models will be shaped according to the circularity of our resources, which will provide employment to a wide range of engineers (industrial, mechanical, design, construction, biotechnology, chemical, etc.), business administrators, managers, and policy-makers.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
Finished
Climate neutral Campus in Europe

We want to develop a climate neutral campus with innovative ideas and bold solutions and thereby, advance climate protection and reduce CO2 production. What does it look like in your city? Develop a concept that enables the TUHH to have a climate neutral campus in the future.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
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Climate neutral Campus in Europe

ECIU University wants to contribute to making our cities sustainable and therefore, seeks for learners who take responsibility and shape a sustainable future with new mindsets, behaviours, ways of learning, thinking and working in support of new solutions, technologies and innovations. The big idea is to develop a climate neutral campus with innovative ideas and bold solutions and thereby, advance climate protection and reduce CO2 production.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Climate Resilient Cities

Worldwide cities are challenged by water excess causing widespread floods. Urban drainage infrastructures increasingly have difficulties to cope with the imminent higher rain intensities as a result of climate change. Fast growing cities, especially those in the global South where many are in low lying deltas, are under pressure to accommodate changing societies and to protect its inhabitants, especially the urban poor.

Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Clean Water and Sanitation
Finished
Create Tomorrow

Could you use some variation and inspiration with your friends? Create Tomorrow, the world’s largest international student think tank, based in Enschede, gives you that chance!

Create Tomorrow is an international event, full of inspiration, technology and entertainment! 27 May is full of inspiration. 28 May is all about the greatest student think tank, which you will experience via a live stream on our Create Tomorrow platform. Of course, you and your team can physically work together.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Creating societal business models for new Energy Gardens

Solar energy plays a key role in the transition towards a fully sustainable energy society. One of the options is to develop fields with solar panels.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Creative solutions for building rainwater management

Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Clean Water and Sanitation
Finished
Creative solutions to increase the population access to drinking water

Contamination of water by bacteria and viruses is a current societal problem in many parts of the world, especially because the removal of such is difficulted due to their reduced size, often smaller than 5 micrometers. This is particularly critical for population living in highly dense populated areas with a single water source, since contamination could be further linked to a rapid spread of the pathogen among the community with potential generation of a new epidemic or pandemic.

Clean Water and Sanitation
Finished
Data and software services for a sustainable city

The City of Tampere aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. The city's climate actions have been compiled into the Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap.The roadmap includes 236 actions under six themes: urban planning, mobility, construction, energy, consumption and nature.To achieve carbon neutrality, the everyday actions of citizens have a huge impact.The way we live, move and consume affects greatly the emissions and thus the goal.Sustainable Tampere 2030 initiative is trying to tackle these issues

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Decarbonizing the energy system in the region

Our world is only 9 percent circular, and the gap is not closing. Instead, the trend of increased resource extraction and greenhouse gas emissions is continuing.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production, Partnerships for the Goals, Affordable and Clean Energy
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Developing an energetically autonomous building

With more than 50 years of experience taking new technologies from the lab to industry, CEA Tech is poised to drive and coordinate the French government’s innovation-led industrial regeneration policy.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Affordable and Clean Energy
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Developing students’ working life meta-skills in university-company cooperation

Universities excel at teaching hard skills. Engineers, Business Majors or Anthropology students alike may feel like they have mastered all the necessary tools upon graduation and are ready to take the next step. However, getting a positive start to the work life and excelling at the workplace demands much more than just ample knowledge of the core subject of every student.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Development and supporting of informal networks for transformation of Kaunas towards the Sustainable Learning City

Kaunas aims to be a role model for other learning cities in Lithuania and to contribute to the creation of an information and knowledge society in the country.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
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Digital inclusion against social inequality

This challenge is framed under "Connect Barcelona" project, a pilot promoted by the City Council of Barcelona to address the digital divide through three strategies: provision of electronic equipment, access to Internet connexion and digital literacy.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Gender Equality
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Efficient Human Resources Management in the ICT area

Currently, since there is a large gap between the supply and demand for human resources in the ICT area, there is a need to innovate in the way in which the talent already existing in the ecosystem of ICT companies is managed. We intend to think about a digital platform that will allow us to put companies to communicate, in synergy so that they can access a pool of available human resources teams, allocating projects for a fixed period of time.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Efficient management of resources in Kaunas city

As eliminating waste and the continual use of resources is one of the European Union’s goals, cities need to enable the circular economy transition.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production
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From Farm to Fork

The grand topic of the challenge is distribution and delivery of local agricultural production to help small farmers and allow a healthy lifestyle for the population.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Future Energy Hack

Future Energy Hack is a case competition where students spend a weekend solving challenges under the mentorship of people from the university, industry, and the public sector. The overarching topic of the challenges should be to “reduce emissions and create new positions and “Autonomy challenges.”

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Partnerships for the Goals, Affordable and Clean Energy
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Green Mobility @ UT

Sustainability is the buzzword in international education in 2021. In the aftermath of the abrupt halt in mobilities due to the pandemic the earth has benefitted from significantly reduced pollution. The hope is that these improvements are structural. The challenge is to find ideas that contribute to lessening the carbon footprint of the ECIU/UT community in mobility, regardless of the participant, the duration of the mobility or form of the mobility.
This is a flexible extracurricular challenge

Quality Education, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production
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Green mobility solutions for solving the negative effects of increasing urbanization

According to The United Nations (UN), in 2050, more than 68 per cent of the population will live in urban areas; compared to nowadays, this number will increase by 13 per cent. The rapid urbanization process causes a number of challenges: it negatively affects citizens' lifestyles, increases the number of motor vehicles in the streets, fosters climate change (such as rising temperature, weather abnormalities and the threat of food crisis), and pollution which causes the greenhouse effect.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Good Health and Well-being
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Health Care Funds: Find the New Business Model!

Suggest new business models for Sanifonds, a very dynamic private non-profit local integrative healthcare fund, by focusing on the extending breadth and depth in the delivery of healthcare support.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals
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Help SMEs play the Innovation game

The challenge provider, DIH TAA, is a regional centre of excellence in support of companies to guide them in the digital transformation with 4.0 innovation services.
Let’s help DIHT be more effective!

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
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How to build a democratic organization from scratch?

Byverkstedet wants to create an organization that is open and inviting to many. To be able to do that, we need to clearly communicate to the citizens that we exist and that we want to create community
through our platform.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Increase the (feeling of) autonomy of people with a visual impairment

Until now, blind and very visually impaired people can only cycle on a tandem or duo bike. As a result, they are always on the same bicycle with another person. So far, there is no solution available for blind and visually impaired people who would like to move independently and separately from another person on their own bicycle.
This challenge is about increasing the autonomy of people with a visual impairment, in such a way that they can cycle with (much) less dependency on other people.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being
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Increasing energy sustainability among consumers

Lithuania is striving to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to become carbon neutral by 2050, therefore, the engagement of public and private actors is crucial. The energy sector is transforming by applying new regulations and modern technologies, it is becoming greener, more decentralized, and empowers consumers more than ever.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
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International Talent retention in City of Tampere

The competition for talent is rapidly intensifying. Cities and regions are taking active steps to enhance their attractiveness to international talent and skilled professionals. However, locating and attracting the right talent is just half of the work, cities also need strategies for retaining international talent

Quality Education, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
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Intimate cityscapes

What is participation? How can we focus on creating a more democratic process of participation in city development.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Finished
Landscape policy in Côtes d’Armor

The landscape is an important element of the quality of life and fully participates in the sustainable development of territories, well beyond its simple perception.

Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
Finished
Life Long Learning @ University of Twente

Higher education is no longer sufficient for a life time. In an ever faster changing world, graduates need to continuously adapt, learn new skills and develop new competences. In short: lifelong learning. Your challenge is to explore how the University of Twente might address the complex constellation of issues surrounding lifelong learning in keeping with our defining profile elements.

Quality Education, Good Health and Well-being, No Poverty, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Make urban area and complexes more green

The product increases the quality of food by providing the opportunity for people to grow their food materials. The product changes the future of food production and increases citizens' contribution to the food supply chain. The product improves the complex standards and the quality of life in cities.

Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production
Finished
Making public space usable

Population and production growth have resulted in a demand for higher capacities of urban transportation systems. Today, traffic is the number one occupier of public space in Hamburg. That has led to unsatisfactory conditions in regards to traffic flow and traffic jams.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Good Health and Well-being
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Mapping the constructions’ recyclable, reusable and renewable materials

To meet the goals of reducing CO2 emissions and focusing on sustainability in the construction industry, there is an urgent need to drastically reduce carbon emissions from building construction.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production
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New concepts for Mobility hubs including train stations in city centres

Railway station and their surroundings transform in more than ‘just’ the physical place you to a train. They are growing into multimodal, innovative hubs where mobility, meetings, work and life are facilitated.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
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New Technology Business Development

Over the last two decades the amount of business and public organizations in a variety of sectors that have been generated on intellectual proprietary rights has increased dramatically, making them the fourth production factor in economies today. The way new technologies emerge in markets has also changed. Rather than conquering new markets and target groups, new technologies are nowadays co-designed and co-created involving many visible hands.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
New value propositions for future proof housing

How can we design, produce, market and maintain future proof housing buildings?

Life On Land, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
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New ways of modern energy consumer engagement

Today energy consumers in developed countries have multiple opportunities to actively participate in energy network: from buying rooftop solar and becoming prosumer, to selling flexibility services with personal EV or home storage. However, utilities struggle to engage consumers to consume energy efficiently and act in the name of a better network.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
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One ticket system travelling across Lithuania

Different companies operate different types of transportation, such as trains and buses. From the passenger perspective, that means buying a different ticket.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Prevention of textile waste

How to establish habits of consumption and closet replacement and elimination. Consumption habits will be related to economic level, gender, age, territory.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
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Promoting active means of transportation in Hamburg

Bicycles offer an environmentally sustainable and space saving means of individual transportation in cities and are especially well suited for short to medium-length routes. Today, cyclists in the city of Hamburg often find themselves in unsafe situations.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Good Health and Well-being
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Providing affordable, decent and energy-efficient housing to guarantee a basic right and strengthen community life

Preventing and addressing the housing emergency, ensuring housing really serves a social function, increasing the number of affordable flats and renovating the existing housing stock, with special emphasis on insulation and energy efficiency.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Affordable and Clean Energy
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Redefining the interaction between human and forestry machine

From its very first forest tractor made from recycled parts, to cutting edge harvesters and simulators today, Ponsse has always been at the forefront of the industry. By putting the user at the center, Ponsse has been able to create the best equipment so that operators can concentrate on their job.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Rehabilitation of Cujas Square in the City of Bourges, France

The municipality of Bourges wishes to launch a projet aiming at a rehabilitation of “Place Cujas”, a square in the center of the city, in order to better answer citizens needs with an approach of well-being and sustainable development.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
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Reinventing food access

The challenge is to discover new ways of transforming usual redistribution of food (food banks) in order to dignify food access and promote social cohesion, by leading local projects to reduce food waste.

Zero Hunger, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reducing Inequality, Gender Equality, Partnerships for the Goals
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Resilient Communities for healthy living

Our challenge is to develop effective ‘quadruple helix’ based innovation communities for health care in semi-urban regions.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals
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SPRINT Innovation Festival

It’s time to put theory into practice and solve real-world problems for companies and municipalities or invent your own solution for a sustainable future! Sprint Innovation Festival brings together students, companies and various organizations for a full week.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Partnerships for the Goals, Affordable and Clean Energy
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SuperBlock of Covadonga

Rethinking mobility and public space to generate attractive and healthy urban spaces.

Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Sustainable development - Valorisation of industry residues in the construction of buildings and infrastructure

Worldwide there is a call for action to promote sustainable development by addressing 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by the United Nations. Construction, particularly of buildings and infrastructure, needs to be part of that process, as the construction industry is responsible for significant carbon emissions.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
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Sustainable substitute for plastic cups for large scale events

During festivals and events, visitors enjoy drinking beverages. Most of the time, plastic cups are used. These one-way cups are hygienic, lightweight and safe. But it also causes a huge amount of plastic waste.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
Finished
Tech and the City

Nowadays, humans and devices/sensors are producing and consuming data&content that must be analysed to extract useful information.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals
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The psychological impact or disruption of innovative technologies on society

Innovative and leading technologies are constantly being researched and developed with a view to
enhancing the lives of people and society. New human-centric technologies are being advanced
across multiple disciplines and industry domains, designed to deliver innovations in areas such as
natural language processing, data analytics, and intelligent machine translation human-computer
interaction.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Gender Equality, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Towards the university of the future

The University of Twente is a research university in the Twente region in the eastern Netherlands. We aim to provide students with the best possible education to prepare them for their future work. It is therefore important to us that our education is an optimal combination between our strengths as a high tech human touch university and the skills and knowledge employers require our alumni to have throughout their careers. This is what we call future-proof education. Help us with your vision!

Quality Education
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Transform the free food distribution program guaranteeing alimentary security for vulnerable groups.

Rethink and transform the current food security model (free and subsidy-based), by considering the whole food value chain and actors, with the intention to provide a holistic transformation in terms of related policies and practices.

Zero Hunger, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production
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Transforming a Municipality into a Digital City

Digitalisation has the potential not only for business but also for the city governance and closure with the society; to improve the quality of public services in terms of efficiency and transparency and even extend local authorities service scheme.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
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Transition of a City Towards Circular Economy

The second-largest city in Lithuania, Kaunas, requires a much stronger focus on the transition towards a circular economy that brings great opportunities to cities and citizens. Modernisation, transformation and sustainability are inevitable for the economy. It is not only beneficial for the competitive market but also for the substantial economic effect.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Partnerships for the Goals
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Transition of Kaunas towards circular economy

The transition towards a more circular economy brings great opportunities for Kaunas city and its citizens.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
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Turning a brownfield site into an innovative project part of a sustainable ecosystem

Our challenge is to give a new birth to the site of Soings-en-Sologne by turning it into an asset for its local environment, creating economic and/or environmental value.

Life On Land, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production
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User eXperience Challenge

A two day Design Sprint during which you will analyze, evaluate and re-design the User eXperience of digital products and services brought by Italian companies. Students and recent graduates will form groups and work with UX expert mentors to improve the capability of apps and software to meet users' needs and expectations.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Value chains and business potential for biobased-CO2 in circular economy

The challenge includes a European Benchmark of such models, a local market analysis to identify and assess biobased CO2 users, the design of models of interests to be studied, and CO2 impacts assessment for such models compared to a reference model of conventional CO2 logistics.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
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What should the future of European higher education look like?

Developments in the world are happening at an ever increasing rate and become more complex by the day. Higher Education has an important role to play in this. This means there is a need to adapt, evolve and innovate Higher Education to be able to offer quality education to learners as well as support the academic and research communities in developing impactful education. This calls for the creation of a new kind of university, the university of the future.

Quality Education