What can I expect on the Journey?
The Journey is a 4 week residential summer school hosted by EIT Climate-KIC and partner organisations around Europe. Participants will visit 3 locations during the 4 weeks.
The first location focuses on input, workshops and site visits exploring climate challenges, as well as inspiration from entrepreneurs and innovators in the community. Participants start by exploring large, system challenge areas brought forward by the local innovation ecosystem.
Teams are formed and together you dive into the chosen climate challenge. Teams will deeply explore the system in which their challenge lies through prototyping, holding stakeholder forums, talking to customers, and reaching out to local networks. The second location will wrap up with a bootcamp for writing up team ideas, whether it’s a business project, campaign plan or innovation proposal.
In the final week, several Journeys will come together for a Journey showcase community event. During this conference style event, teams will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas through various formats. They will receive feedback and be able to network with other Journey teams, Climate-KIC partners, alumni and industry experts. The programme wraps up with the completion and submission of the written deliverable.
Throughout the whole Journey, the teams are accompanied by two coaches who support and inspire participants as they work through the challenges.
Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.