Summer Business IDEAS for Students
Bringing together 21 locations across Europe, this year’s programme is Climate-KIC’s largest summer school to date and consists of eight separate groups of students.
Teams from the first four groups are now set to pitch their business ideas in Wroclaw, Poland, and in Munich, Germany. The final pitching sessions conclude a journey of the four groups across the Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark and the UK.
You can follow The Journey on social media with #Journey2015 and on the The Journey webpage.
Climate-KIC’s #JourneyToParis campaign meets the #Journey2015 summer school this week (3 – 9 August), as part of the journey to the UN climate change summit COP21 in Paris. For more items in this series visit the #JourneyToParis page.
Universities and businesses
The summer school brings together students and young professionals all over the world. Students journey across three different European locations for five weeks, gaining insight and experience from a selection of Europe’s best universities and most innovative businesses.
In total, groups of students travel across Europe for 10 weeks as part of the programme, which culminates in challenges where students pitch their ideas for solutions to real-world climate related issues.
Business idea competitions
Based on their own creativity and climate change knowledge, students must present a detailed business plan to a judging panel consisting of venture capitalists, start-up entrepreneurs and scientists.
Esteban Gutierrez, a Climate-KIC The Journey participant said: “I really appreciate is the fact that I am among a great group of people with different backgrounds and of different cultures who share the same passion. This is such a unique experience!”
During their journey the students develop their entrepreneurial skills and understand how they might have impact on global climate change by founding a start-up company.