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Integrated Project: Track 1 – Accenture & The City of Copenhagen

Every year, around 100,000 large home appliances are being thrown away or replaced in the inner city of Copenhagen. However, Accenture and The City of Copenhagen (KK) have identified that only about 20% of these are being reused, repaired, and recycled. Does the problem lie with the companies that produce the home appliances? Is raising awareness or a change in behavior among private citizens the solution? Or is it in fact institutional systemic change that is needed in order to increase the percentage of reused, repaired, and recycled home appliances?

To answer these questions, track 1 participants will get to interact with industry experts, collect data from various stakeholder groups, and go on a field trip to understand how the recycling centers operate. As a reward for the group with the best solution, the three members get the opportunity to attend an exclusive three-day summer school and network event in Hamburg.

Note: In order to apply to this track, you need to take a 15 minute logic test (Elements Logical) and attach your results in your application

Link to test:

Application Requirements:

  • Attach your CV in the application
  • Attach a motivation letter (max 300 words)
  • Attach your logic test results

The Workshops:

1st Workshop: 17/10/2018 (16:00 – 21:00)
2nd Workshop: 14/11/2018 (9:00 – 16:00) (Field Trip)
3rd Workshop: 6/3/2019 (16:00 – 21:00)
4th Workshop: 11/4/2019 (16:00 – 21:00)

Final Event: 26/4/2018

Note: food and drinks will be available after each workshop

About the Integrated Project:

The Integrated Project is a new initiative by oikos Copenhagen aimed at facilitating collaboration between companies and ambitious students on solving sustainability challenges. It’s an opportunity for leading companies to find case-specific solutions for their issues as well as the possibility to get in touch with potential talent and for students to gain real-life experience within the field of sustainability.

There will be four tracks that are each hosted by a company that introduces a unique challenge, where students will try to solve the problem during four workshops over the span of two semesters. The content and structure of these workshops will vary depending on the track, but participants will gain new skills and knowledge that will help them solve the challenge before them. Once all workshops are completed, groups will present their solutions at a final event before a panel of judges, where one group from each track is declared the winner and receives an award.

There will be a total of 12 available participation seats in each track, where students from different universities around the Copenhagen area will be divided into four groups of three based on their experience and academic background. The duration of each workshop will on average last for around four hours and includes activities such as design thinking, interaction with project stakeholders, field trips, communication and presentation exercises, as well as feedback sessions.

Apply here