Bring in your knowledge, background, ideas and experience to create new solutions and project proposals within one of the 4 dedicated challenge tracks.
You can further choose between 8 challenge briefs. Briefs are provided by Alfa Laval Denmark, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes & Nilfisk (HelloScience), Ramboll, Lendager Group, Science City (VidensByen), ESA BIC, and World Congress of Architects 2023 Copenhagen.
How can manufacturing companies and other organisations transition to a Circular Economy?
Value chain restructuring, local production, stock safety, green retail and environmental soundness.
Industry: Maritime, Food, Housing.
Field of Expertise: Sustainable Products, Eco-friendly products, System Innovation.
“Alfa Laval is today a world leader within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Our company was founded on a single brilliant invention and innovation remains at the heart of everything we do.”
Industry: Health Care
Field of Expertise: Plastic Waste, Reuse Plastic focused on product
Keywords: Turning waste into a resource, re-circulating, rethink waste, circular community, nudging, behavioural design.
Science City Vidensby
Challenge Brief: Sustainable Retail – how to get there?
Field of Expertise: Behavioural Consumption, Take-Back Systems
Keywords: Green Future, Circular Economy, Future Retails
Industry: Building, Architecture, Design.
Field of Expertise: Sustainable solutions for architecture and urban planning. Re-use of materials in buildings. Minimising waste on construction sites.
“Lendager Group is specialized in promoting circular economy within future cities, buildings and companies across its three legs: Lendager ARC, Lendager UP and Lendager TCW.”
Nilfisk & Novozymes
Industry: Bio – Chemical, mechanical engineering
Field of Expertise: Cleaning & Hygiene. Smart Robots, Smart Behaviour, smart sensoring and new materials and surfaces.
“Nilfisk is a leading global provider of professional cleaning products and services. Nilfisk has high standards on human rights, business integrity and the environment, and we strongly believe that this will provide a more sustainable business environment for the benefit of Nilfisk, our customers and other stakeholders.”
”Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping to build better lives.”
Industry: Building, Transport & Water.
Field of Expertise: Clean Air. Polution. Smart Cities.
“Ramboll is a leading engineering, architecture and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. Responsible business conduct and sustainable practices have been part of Ramboll’s DNA since the company’s inception. Today these principles are an integral part of our Mission and services and are formalised through systematic work with the UN sustainable development goals.”
How can we best design sustainable modern cities?
Clean water, public spaces, new models of transport, recreational areas, or wildlife protection.
How can we organise the future of work? What are new challenges, and solutions?
Take advantage of the learnings during the crisis: Virtual and physical work environments. New digital tools. Eco-design and workspace equipment.
ESA Business Incubation Centre
Industry: Space Systems
Field of Expertise: Start-ups
Keywords: Space, SDGs, sustainability, satellite applications, space technology
The key question of the challenge is:
World Congress of Architects 2023 Copenhagen
Field of Expertise: Creating the world’s most sustainable congress – towards UIA World Congress of Architects in 2023Architecture.
Keywords: Architecture, hybrid event, sustainability, inclusion, universal design, technology, accessibility, beyond Zoom
How Can We Create A Sustainable Circular Society?
Participants are allowed to pursue a Wildcard challenge, which means any challenge or idea that doesn’t fall under the three listed above. The aim is to allow all COVID- 19 and all sustainability related solutions, as long as they match the overall theme of the event; a sustainable circular society.