ECIU University gives DCU students opportunity to solve challenges
Prevention of textile waste, making urban areas more green and helping SMEs to play the innovation game are just some of the listed challenges
As an ECIU University member, DCU students will have an opportunity this autumn to be part of international teams to tackle real-life problems and make an impact.
ECIU University challenges are provided by business companies and public partners and include problems that communities and organisations face at this very moment. ECIU University challenges mostly concern United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 11 “Sustainable cities and communities”.
Challenges include a wide selection of themes, from transforming the free food distribution to making public space usable. Other challenges include:
- Prevention of textile waste: how to establish habits of consumption and closet replacement and elimination
- New value propositions for future proof housing - how can we design, produce, market and maintain futureproof housing buildings?
- Making urban areas more green
- Help SMEs play the innovation game
- Digital business model for workwear clothing company
- Make a real impact. Gain first-hand experience and a possibility to contribute to real societal change.
- Connections and multidisciplinary environment. Work with other learners, teachers, experts, representatives from business and public companies from different backgrounds and grow your network of connections.
- New skills and inter-cultural environment. Build up inter-cultural competence, exchange practices and ideas, develop problem-solving and team-work skills. Use the opportunity to fill in the knowledge and skill gaps in various thematic areas participating in the ECIU University micro-modules.
- Recognition and development. After successfully completing the challenge, receive a Certificate of Participation. You might have an opportunity to develop proposed solutions further, resulting in new services, products, research questions or start-ups and spin-offs.
ECIU University is an EU-funded initiative that is being developed by 12 strong Universities in Europe. Join us to co-create a new way for education on the European scale! Explore new challenges for the Autumn semester 2021.