Denmark’s democracy festival on Bornholm will be a living laboratory for 10 student teams testing 10 sustainable solutions with, at and for Folkemødet 2019.
With 100.000+ politicians, industry leaders, organizations, and civil society gathered, it will serve as a perfect setting for co-creating and testing concepts for new sustainable solutions.
Student teams have worked since February on 9 solutions to 4 defined sustainability challenges as part of their courses at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and an art-driven innovation course at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.
Meet the teams at the festival where you will be able to see and give feedback on everything from technical prototypes, to new business models, and interactive works of art.
Thursday 13 June
13:00 – 14:00: Verdensmål 12 – hvad betyder dit kaffevalg. Verdensmålene LiVE, Verdensmålenes Plads (A1)
17:00 – 18:00: Verdensmålsminigolf. Sandvig Minigolf
15:30 – 18:00: Pop-up: Student Hack om bæredygtighed og SDG. DI’s Truck, Allinge Harbour (Fremstillingsindustrien J8)
Meet Team #1 Kaffetræet, #2 CBSxPeter Larsen Kaffe, #3 SHYNE, #4 Circulars
Saturday 15 June
16:30 – 17:30: Students Hack Folkemødet – Final Pitch & Panel. Verdensmålenes Telt (A40)
Teams pitch their sustainable solutions developed during Folkemødet to the panel:
17:30 – 18:30: Solution exposition and feedback from visitors. Verdensmålenes Plads (A1)
The solutions, which the students accelerate at Folkemødet, are based on four concrete and current sustainability challenges brought by the Danish companies, Peter Larsen Kaffe and Fisher Lighting, from the project From philanthropy to business, and Foreningen Folkemødet (2 challenges that are specifically rooted in sustainability challenges at Folkemødet).
Each challenge is addressed by a group of business-students from CBS and a group of engineering students from DTU who is working on the same challenge already ahead of Folkemødet in connection with specific courses in their spring semester – in total 8 groups of 3 students each. In addition 1 group of students from ARKENs Art & Tech Lab, is working with an art driven innovation approach to the SDG challenges.
At Folkemødet 2019, the students are brought together across fields of study to work intensively with the solutions in a sprint format facilitated by DTU Skylab, where the students will accelerate the development of sustainable solutions, addressing one or several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by:
Global Fokus, DI and DTU Skylab, in partnership with others, want to support a further process for the ideas that come out of the initiative – from supporting a student group who want to realize their idea as entrepreneurs to a continued collaboration with the company or organization that originally presented the challenge.
The ambition is to launch an initiative that lives both before, during and after the festival. The initiative is piloted to Folkemødet 2019, and then scaled to Folkemødet in the coming years, focusing on: