Preparations for the 2018 Climate-KIC Journey

Concentration. Purification. Iteration.

The 4th week has paced on and is nearly over. We are showered with the challenge of synthesising 3 weeks’ worth of work into 1 minute pitch. 3-minute pitch. 3 rounds of pitches… Delivering a first draft of the business plan and receiving never ending rivers of feedback. From our peers, from the coaches, from experts and, most importantly, from ourselves.

Groups are more and more concentrated around their little islands. Tired eyes, random outbursts of laughter, sighs.

It is rather difficult to let go of the work you were building up for so many days, but sometimes going forward means stepping back and shifting focus. After an initial confusion, we are back on track.

The context seems less important now, but visiting Climeworks ignites discussions and challenges us to contribute. Green roofs, closed cycle aquaponics and hydroponics at ZHAW and other solutions, the hope is definitely not lost!

It’s Sunday afternoon, and we are working again after a 15 hours long journey to Wroclaw. Tick tack, the heat is building up, but we still have high hopes for good weather. And positive climate impact.

About the blogger: Rimante Rusaite has education background in Sociopolitical Sciences (Environmental Policy) and Psychology. She is interested in behavioural change, human-technology interaction, system-bound transitions and project/ space facilitation. Blogpage: https://thejourney2017web.wordpress.com/