What can I expect?
In the 2019 edition of Invention Summer Camp studying, working and living conditions forms our central theme. Together with approximately 100 participants from different Universities and disciplines, you’ will work in teams in order to contribute to generating sustainable, innovative and unconventional ideas and concepts on our 2 main themes:
- Physical learning environment
- Social interaction and lifestyle
Students, employees, guests and visitors from other organizations work, live, network and study on Wageningen Campus and all need an inspiring environment and excellent facilities. A proper balance between the needs of residents and guests as well as a qualified infrastructure on the Campus leads to optimal productivity and excellent results.
We are on the quest for new concepts to be developed to concrete solutions and focus on two main subjects:
Physical learning environment
How do we create spaces which meet the different requirements of students? Following lectures, working in groups, rooms for discussion, silent spaces, relaxation rooms and possibilities inside and outside, etc. While the number of students grow, educational space is limited. Flexible, optimal available and multifunctional useable spaces and processes are core elements to offer students the diversity of needs they have and will have in the future.
Social interaction and lifestyle
Studying is more than just following lectures. Social interaction between students and other contacts, relaxation possibilities and for example healthy food also play a crucial role in the well-being of students.
Which new concepts and ideas can contribute to make the Campus futureproof in the field of physical studying conditions, social interaction and healthy living? Invention Summer Camp 2019 challenges multidisciplinary students and student teams to come up with their original, innovative and climate friendly solutions!
You and your team will have to work very hard yourselves, but you can count on us for support by specialists and experienced coaches and the challenging and inspiring and varied programme we offer. Be inspired by our speakers and choose the workshops with the topic of your own interests. You will meet new people from different universities and background, but also will have the opportunity to build a network within the world of education, innovation and business.
And finally: you can win 2.500 euro with your team if you convince the jury of the best idea.
All ideas collected during our event will be evaluated afterwards with the participants and if potentially interesting to develop further also with other external partners. So join us, register yourself or your team and connect, (be) inspire(d), develop & deliver!
Who can and will attend the event?
Very often in this kind of brainstorm pressure cooker-like events, only technicians and software developers are involved. We need them too, but are also on the quest for creative, commercial or facility management students. Do you study Theory of education? Industrial Design? Business Economics? Psychology? Theatre or Chinese? Be there! We want to from cross-disciplinary teams and relationships to leverage the skills and energy of all participants. Your enthusiasm, involvement and motivation to create the best ideas on our two main themes is the most important factor! In our 2018 edition the most varied teams came up with the most brilliant ideas!
You can register your team, but individual students with an open mind and enthusiasm are welcome as well and will be connected to with others to create a team.
What can I win?
You always win a long day of inspiring experience, new connections, support of coaches and opportunities to expand your network in the world of education, innovation and business. We also offer you an all-inclusive stay with free drinks, meals, fun & entertainment.
The jury will decide on the team with the best idea(s) and reward it with a team prize of 2.500 euro’s.
What do I need to take with me?
We organise almost everything for you. A roof above your head, fine food & drinks all day long. Technical facilities and support will be provided. So you just have to bring your own laptop and adaptor!
Can I register a team, or as individual?
Teams up to 6 persons in total can be registered together. Individual registration is also possible. We link these people to create new teams, or add people to registered teams with 5 people or less.
Do I have to pitch my idea(s)?
All teams will have their 5 minutes of fame during the elevator pitches in the evening. The jury, composed of highly respected representatives in the worlds of innovation, education and business, will decide afterwards who is the winner.
How about eventual follow-up of my/our ideas?
As the event is organized in the Netherlands Dutch patent- and copyright laws apply. We will evaluate the ideas after the event with our participants. Might there be ideas to develop to successful concepts or products, we can cooperate with partners like StartHub and StartLife Wageningen and their advisors, business partners and investors to take further steps.