14 July 2023
The Utrecht Science Week will programme the Final of the Sustainable City Challenge on Friday 6 October: which student team will walk away with the grand prize?
During the Sustainable City Challenge, students are challenged to design solutions for a more sustainable Utrecht. Together with partners including Utrecht Natuurlijk, CABlab, Municipality of Utrecht and Province of Utrecht, teams of students from intermediate vocational, higher vocational and university level will work on sustainable challenges to make Utrecht healthier, more liveable and greener.
The challenge is an intensive five-day pressure cooker, in which interdisciplinary teams work at different locations in the city (Overvecht, Cartesius and Utrecht Science Park) and are coached in developing their solution. Participants learn to design solutions using design thinking and learn a lot about collaboration, presentation and co-creation with stakeholders.
The themes during the challenge are mobility, exercise, healthy urban living, green living environments and liveable neighbourhoods.
Participation in the challenge is open to students from ROC Midden Nederland, Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht University, MBO Utrecht, MBO Amersfoort, Nimeto, Marnix Academy, Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht and Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.
During the finals, the teams present their solutions to clients, who are keen for the teams to further develop promising ideas into a follow-up project. Mayor Sharon Dijksma will announce the winners. Attending the Finale is open to all interested parties. Register here!
Prior to the Finale (start 16.30 hrs), you can visit the exhibition where the teams exhibited their solutions. They will be happy to discuss them!
More information about the Sustainable City Challenge 2023 can be found on the website.
Final Sustainable City Challenge 2023
Friday 6 October, 16.30 – 17.30 hrs.
Accelerator, Uppsalalaan 17
Mayor Sharon Dijksma