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Event: EWB Design Challenge 2019 – Energy And Engineering

Friday, April 5th, 2019

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by Tâm Koppelaar in News
March 15, 2019 0 comments
Join Engineers Without Borders for a full day of learning and networking with top professionals, 1 day 4 challenges – 20 teams:

What if your ideas could enable affordable access to electricity in the poorest regions of the world? What about a solution for collecting and storing rainwater for the dry season? Or sustainable lighting for rural communities?

Join their 1 Day Design Challenge and you’ll get to:

  • work in teams on life changing solutions for real problems that poor communities face
  • network and collaborate with professionals from top companies based in the Netherlands
  • attend an interactive storytelling workshop by Petra Beris, chair of Engineers without Borders NL

Event details:

During one day you will team up with other professionals from companies based in the Netherlands, to work on solutions for one of the four different challenges proposed by our partnering development or emergency aid organizations. We’ll make sure that you are part of a team with people from different professional backgrounds, because diversity fosters creativity. We’re curious to see what surprising solutions you’ll come up with!

At the end of the day, all teams will pitch their solutions and a jury will select the winning concept. The winning teams will be invited to develop their concept and implement the solution together with the organizations which submitted the challenges. So you will not only participate in an event, but you will get the chance to deliver a concrete project with real benefits for local communities. In the process, you will increase your awareness of social design aspects related to technology-based social innovations.

Lunch and drinks will be provided. Money raised for the event will be used to initiate projects based on the winning solutions.

Venue & Program

Date: Friday, April 5th, 2019
Signup closing date: Sunday, March 31st, 23:59
Venue: Stedin Rotterdam (near Blaak train station, see on GoogleMaps)

  • 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
  • 09:30 Day introduction/presentation of organizing partners
  • 10:00 Introduction of the challenges and forming the teams
  • 10:30 Start working!
  • 12:30 Lunch and storytelling workshop by Petra Beris, chair of EWB NL
  • 13:30 Finalise solutions and prepare pitches
  • 16:00 Pitch your solutions! (20 x 2 min)
  • 17:00 Winner announcement and drinks

Click the button down below for more info and to sign up!

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