Every year, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) hosts the international student conference and competition: Green Challenge. The conference is DTU’s response to the global climate and sustainability changes. It's not just a competition offering the chance to win cash prizes, but a day where students can showcase their projects and visions for professionals working on the same problems.
To participate, you must have developed a project whose theme is sustainability, climate technology or the environment as part of your studies. The manner in which the theme is incorporated into the project is entirely up to you. You can participate with specific product ideas such as an eco-friendly mobile phone charger technology, optimization processes or research findings. There are no limitations, provided you focus on an aspect of sustainability, the environment or climate technology. In other words, you must be able to defend that the project solves, or contributes towards solving, a green problem.
Students present projects and are evaluated by expert judging panels made up of industry and academic experts. Students can win a cash prize from a total pool of 240,000 DKK (approximately $49,000 CAD dollars). Prizes are awarded to the best projects in four levels: Bachelor course, Bachelor project, Master course, and Master thesis.
DTU is offering two different opportunities for students to participate in:
2-day program leading up to the Green Challenge conference:
DTU's two-day program offers social activities leading up to the student conference. The activities include an introduction to the student life at DTU, a workshop on how to pitch a project, and a sight-seeing tour in the Copenhagen area.
3-week course + student conference:
DTU's three-week course (part of the DTU Summer University) prepares the student for the Green Challenge conference. The program offers the students the opportunity to participate in an intensive 5 ECTS-credit course taking place in the beginning of June. Students participating in this stream are eligible to receive transfer credit for the course-portion of the program.
To learn more about the Green Challenge at DTU visit this page .