In multidisciplinary groups, students from Finland and the Netherlands work together (online) to find the best sustainable solution for a workfield challenge! The battle helps students to become acquainted with the challenges and work processes that take place in the work field. Because they work on a challenge from the professional field and receive workshops on how to effectively go through the solution process, they are being prepared to step into the work field as a professional!
- Each group of students will four half days from defining the problem/challenge for creating a solution.
- The students will work (online) in a multidisciplinary group of +/- 8 international students from different locations in the Netherlands and Finland.
- The students will work on a challenge from the working field.
- The students will work under guidance of teachers from Finland and the Netherlands.
- The students will get the change to network, learn more about different work ethics and cultures in Finland and the Netherlands.
- The students will get different (online) workshops.
- Workshop topics: Working with different work ethics, effective brainstorm sessions for winning ideas, design a concept for your audience and create a killer pitch!
After signing up for the Battle, the student get assigned to a challenge and a group. This will be announced in February 2023.
Example challenges of previous years:
‘Innovative solutions for incorporating orange peel waste streams into a biobased economy’ – Partner company Peel pioneers‘
‘Developing innovative ideas for reusing municipal and industrial residual waste streams’
Teachers (supervisors of the students during the Biobased Battle):
We hope that every institute is prepared to guide its own students within their school during the Battle. We expect the institution to have enough teachers/lecturers available for the number of students enrolling within your university.
- The teachers will guide the students during these days.
- The teachers will have the opportunity to start an exchange project, so that they can experience the different work ethics, gain and spread knowledge on-site in a different country. It is an opportunity to get to know other teachers and lecturers and to make connections, so that we as countries and schools can continue to learn from each other.
If a teacher stays in their own country, than the teachers will guide the students of their own institute (a room with max. 30 students).