Climate Solution Ideator | Climate KIC & Impact Hub Zürich
Who should attend?
The Climate Solutions Ideator has been designed for those who are looking for comprehensive solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and want to take and support action themselves. We are looking for participants interested in approaches going beyond the individual to focus on collectives (teams, tribes, networks, communities and movements) when addressing challenges at a larger scale. You can come with a specific idea, but this is not mandatory. Your readiness for deep learning and openness to reflections is a prerequisite to participate. This also includes that should you already enter the program with a specific idea, we ask for an openness to revisit and further develop your idea.
After the 3-month ideation program (with 5 days of on-site presence and an estimated additional 5 days pre- and post-work), you will have:
… reflected deeply on your purpose and ability to contribute to addressing the grand societal challenges related to climate change;
… understood the basic underlying mechanisms, stakeholders & networks concerning the aforementioned four themes of climate change;
… experienced startup ideation, including the (self-)leadership needed to be thriving as an entrepreneur within collaborative practices;
… established a strong connection to people with a similar passion (e.g. your future teammates);
… developed a professional toolkit for research and ideation processes adaptable to other cases;
… enhanced your pitching and storytelling skills;
… devised a scalable business model or project idea ready for implementation to mitigate or adapt to climate change that you might turn into an entre- or intrapreneurial venture (i.e. your future job?);
… gained a unique opportunity to develop your solutions into full proposals for Climate-KIC and win funding;
… acquired an unCertificate in Climate Ideation.
Obligatory on-site workshops:
13 Oct Kick-Off (Do, 5pm - 9pm)
28-29 Oct Challenge Curator (Fr, 5pm- 9pm | Sa 9am-5pm)
5 Nov Solutions Exploration (Sa 9am - 5pm)
25-26 Nov Ideation (Fr, 5pm- 9pm | Sa 9am-5pm)
15 Dec Pitching incl. Apéro (Do, 6pm - 9 pm)
Led by: Anaïs Sägesser & Björn Müller
Apply online with a short motivation about why you want to attend this program and why you feel you could contribute to developing scalable solutions. Application deadline is October 9.
The Climate Solutions Ideator is a thoughtfully curated mix of input presentations, short break-out sessions, case-studies and intense group work sessions. Participants are invited to experience deep learning through the application of the STRIDE learning methodology: powerfully and imaginatively combining project and personal development along the unschooling formula of ”make. learning. work.”
The starting point for the program is Climate KIC’s four themes of climate change, which will be explored to gain a deeper understanding. During the course of three months, a range of tools for research, ideation and lean startup methodology will be covered in order to find a scalable solution.
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